Discover Image Massage Therapy
Aloha from Image Massage Therapy, a place where you can experience the presence, spirit, healing, beauty and love of God. This is a place that listens to your needs with an open heart, tailoring a one-of-a-kind treatment that blends Christian prayer with the finest massage techniques from around the world. Our only desire is that you leave feeling relaxed, rejuvenated and transformed.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Traditional Healing Techniques
Release your tension, free your mind and unleash your spirit
Exclusive Services Offered
Each of our exclusive Heart & Soul massage treatments is unique to the needs of the person receiving the healing remedy. As such, no two massages are ever alike, but all aim to achieve the same result: a release of physical pressure, a reprieve from emotional turmoil and the banishment of spiritual anxieties. It is our wish that, when you depart, you feel as if you have been touch and loved by God, remade and reborn, filled with a renewed vigor and a sense of your true inner strength.
Heart & Soul - Original
Heart & Soul - Sacred Abdominal
Heart & Soul - Flow
Read what others are saying about Image Massage
“Image Massage is Transformative”
After suffering with anxiety for years, I am experiencing a sense of healing.
The health and wellness benefits are amazing. Daren is simply stated one of the best!
This massage is the help I give to myself so I can give help to others
I think better, I feel better.. it’s a total body experience. Lomi Lomi is transformative.
Thank you for all you have done for my family. I am thrilled with my “new found freedom” in my body and my soul!
Lomi Lomi and abdominal work helped keep my emotions under control during my menstrual cycles. He is fabulous!
If I could say one thing about Image, it would be that it’s a one of a kind therapy, unlike any other massage. It’s fantastic.
My mind, my body, my soul are quieted and begin to open.
You need to experience it for yourself.
I feel strong, centered and peaceful as I leave.
An Unexpected Journey
Licensed Massage Therapist since 2003
Licensed Aesthetician since 2004
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 and regarding my profession.
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 if we learn to 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, was employed at a four star spa in Lake Tahoe and continued to pursue continuing education in all aspects of the body.
Training in LaStone Therapy and Thai Massage gave me further insight and exposure into the potential spiritual & energetic power of massage. The gifted teachers I trained under, so beautifully brought that 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. Being exposed to ancient 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.
In 2014, I had the opportunity to study at Christian Healing Ministries – Schools of Healing Prayer in Jacksonville, Florida. This unique experience of using only prayer for healing was astounding. It allowed me to see how both massage & Christian prayer are extremely healing both together and separate. As a result, it sparked a desire to develop the current “Heart & Soul” treatments offered, fully integrated the best from the world of body work and the world of Christian prayer.
My unexpected journey 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 mind, body and spirit.
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A state of mind, a state of tranquility, a state of being
Together we can expand the healing ministry of Jesus Christ through Christian Massage!
“Image Massage Therapy is unlike anything you’ve experienced. Discover the difference today!”
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. Contact us today for more information.
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 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. Contact us today for more information.