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About

Discover IMAGE Massage Therapy

Welcome to IMAGE. A Christian massage ministry focused on truth, healing, love, and you. We believe when you touch a person, you touch the heart, body, soul, and spirit of another.

Unhealed life experiences and memories often limit us from moving forward and clearly seeing, accepting and embracing our true greatness, beauty, strength and image. It is in sacred touch that God’s love is poured into the physical and emotional wounds of life. We at IMAGE witness God’s healings, listening to your story, walking with you on your journey pouring blessings, acceptance, and love into every cell of your body.

God Bless and Shalom

 

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History

It has always been a dream of mine to have a spa that is focused on the needs of the heart, that gives you the warm feeling of coming home. The sensation I wished to conjure was of going to visit a beloved grandparent, where one can be honest, without fear of judgment, bringing all of your burdens from the day, laying them down to be healed with a soothing, loving compassion. This is a place where you are treated not as a customer, but welcomed as a special and precious kindred, a member of our family.

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Mission

Our desire is to create a heavenly, nurturing and memorable experience that allows for one to be aware of their own inner beauty, peace, and their deepest connection with their spirit, leading to rejuvenation, relaxation, and transformation.

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Philosophy

The body, soul, and spirit is a trinity which cannot be separated in a person. Thus for the greatest relief, rejuvenation, and peace, it is essential to address all three together as a whole.  When one aspect is out of alignment, an entire life be out of balance.

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Guiding Principles

The transformative experience of massage requires a practitioner to observe, in daily practice, a strong ethical foundation rooted in the utmost professionalism. These philosophies guide the relationship between the practitioner and the client, grounded in mutual respect and humanity.

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Exclusive Services Offered

Each of our exclusive IMAGE Lomi Lomi Massages is specifically personalized to the needs of the person receiving the healing remedy.

IMAGE Lomi Lomi Massages are unique in addressing your physical, emotional, spiritual and mental needs as inseparable, thus giving you the opportunity to have a deeper massage experience. Our lomi lomi massages blend the powerful healing techniques of listening, touch, forgiveness, blessing, and Christian prayer in a safe, loving and judgement-free environment.

It is our wish, that when you depart, you feeling as if you have been touched and loved by God, restored, reconnected and renewed, seeing your true inner beauty. 

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Therapist

An Unexpected Journey

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Daren Pagenkopf

Licensed Massage Therapist since 2003

National BCTMB 388478-00

Wisconsin 2691-146

 

An unexpected journey is an accurate way to describe the path that my life has taken. I have been very fortunate to have some doors open, while other ones close gently, leading and sometimes pushing me to where I need to go in my life for my profession and personal healing.

It started back in 2002 when I was looking for a new challenge that would allow for great flexibility to pursue my newly found passions for travel, the outdoors, and snowboarding…little did I know that the decision to attend massage school would change my life forever.  Personally, I was extremely naïve to what massage really was, with my only exposure to it having been shaped by films, portraying it as an extravagant treatment that people enjoyed on vacation and appearing to me, frankly, as just a really expensive oil application that anyone could do. My preconception couldn’t have been more misled. In school, I was amazed at the impact massage could have on the physical body and learned that massages could literally change someone’s life.  As part of my training I conducted an eight-week research project to study the effects that weekly massages had on bodily awareness and the self-image of people.  This hands-on research further brought to light the power of massage on an emotional and mental level. These experiences through my training further ignited the fascination and inquisitiveness I had with the body, how it works, its ability to change and affect all parts of a person’s life.  A key concept that stuck was that when we learn to connect, listen, and take care of our body, it has a remarkable ability to heal itself.

This wealth of knowledge of the body that I had gained continued to grow as I attended the Institute of Beauty & Wellness- an Aveda School for Esthiology. While I was employed at a four star spa in Lake Tahoe I continued to pursue furthering my education in all aspects of the body. Training in LaStone Therapy, Mayan Abdominal Therapy Techniques and Thai Massage gave me further insight and exposure into the potential spiritual & energetic power of touch. The gifted teachers I trained under, so beautifully brought the spiritual and energetic component into the style I was developing. By implementing these aspects into my massages I discovered an element in the work that was missing when solely working the body on a physical level.

These stages of my training were all preparing me to travel to Hawaii and to have a profound life changing experience, both personally and professionally in 2012. Being exposed to traditional Hawaiian healing techniques, specifically the massage art form called Lomi Lomi, brought this about.  It was the most transformative, nurturing, and healing massage style I have ever experienced and the only massage style I have experienced that creates a sacred space for healing by integrating the body, soul and spirit as one through listening, massage, intention, prayer, forgiveness and gratitude. What makes it so unique and powerful is that the recipient is, simply put, treated as sacred and precious. It was while receiving this unique style of massage that I, for the first time in my life, truly felt fully loved, accepted and connected with my authentic self – body, soul, spirit and heart, without having any fear of judgement or condemnation. I knew at that moment I had stumbled upon a treasure that I also wanted others in the world to experience.

The following year, while praying for insight, my whole life was shown to me from God’s perspective exposing family generational patterns that I had fallen into, spirits that had been affecting me and thus potentially affecting those around me. In life as much as I tried to live a Christian life these things where subtly controlling and limiting me from living life as God created me to live in fullness, freedom, peace and joy. Fortunately God’s timing is always perfect and just a few weeks prior I read a book by Francis McNutt, founder of Christian Healing Ministries, which provided the necessary instructions and prayers to heal and free yourself from these spiritual issues. By using these Christian Prayers, I received deep healing from God within my body, feeling an instant relief and peace to the core of my soul. This had such a significant impact on my life that I decided to commit to assisting others in receiving the same healing from God, by fully integrating the powerful healing benefits from body work and Christian prayer into one healing experience.

In 2014, I took the opportunity to further expand and develop skills in healing prayer at Christian Healing Ministries – Schools of Healing Prayer. This unique experience of using only prayer for healing was astounding. While living and finishing the final level in the School of Healing Prayer in Florida, it was revealed to me that I was to come back to Madison and establish IMAGE as a Christian massage ministry.

My unexpected journey lead by the Holy Spirit continues to unfold. Every day I am blessed and taught by the people who come across my path and join me at the massage table. I only hope that I can be part of your own journey into self-discovery by creating a safe, supportive, sacred space for you to experience your own journey, discovering yourself through the connection of your own body, soul and spirit.

 

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Our vision is to provide Christian healing massage to people regardless of a person’s finances. If you agree with the vision of making God’s healing available to all we encourage you to become a financial partner. Financial partners help ensure that Image will be able to continue and expand it services with no set fee, so all people desiring God’s healing will have access.

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Our mission at Image is to be a visible presence of God’s desire to heal by providing Christian healing massage to the greater Madison area. If you share the same passion for this mission, we invite you to partner with us. Prayer partners and advocate partners are needed to spread the healing and word about Image Massage Therapy.

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