Full Circle Vitality
Massage Therapist, Valerie DuPree, LMT, CFT Verified
Licensed with the Ohio State Medical Board, I've had a successful 26+ year career in the field of alternative therapies, namely massage and lymphatic drainage. From 2003-2005 I attended the Canadian College of Massage & Hydrotherapy in Canada where I received over 2200 hours of intensive education in such subject matter as kinesiology, neurology, anatomy, physiology, medical & sports massage, deep tissue, trigger point therapy, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation, prenatal treatments, diagnostics, hydrotherapy, lymph drainage & remedial exercises. Business ethics and jurisprudence were of high importance in my schooling.
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Licensed with the Ohio State Medical Board, I've had a successful 26+ year career in the field of alternative therapies, namely massage and lymphatic drainage. From 2003-2005 I attended the Canadian College of Massage & Hydrotherapy in Canada where I received over 2200 hours of intensive education in such subject matter as kinesiology, neurology, anatomy, physiology, medical & sports massage, deep tissue, trigger point therapy, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation, prenatal treatments, diagnostics, hydrotherapy, lymph drainage & remedial exercises. Business ethics and jurisprudence were of high importance in my schooling.
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Kasey J Shicks
Massage Therapist, LMT Verified
Licensed by the State of Ohio for over 13 years , I provide an unmatched array of services including but not limited to sports massage, deep tissue, neuro-muscular therapy/ trigger point, Swedish, lymphatic/post-surgery lipo massage. I am always growing my skill-set to provide the richest experience for my clients. Seasoned in medical massage and therapy, I am able to tailor my massage for what you need. Please check out my yelp.com and facebook page for some 5 star reviews.
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Licensed by the State of Ohio for over 13 years , I provide an unmatched array of services including but not limited to sports massage, deep tissue, neuro-muscular therapy/ trigger point, Swedish, lymphatic/post-surgery lipo massage. I am always growing my skill-set to provide the richest experience for my clients. Seasoned in medical massage and therapy, I am able to tailor my massage for what you need. Please check out my yelp.com and facebook page for some 5 star reviews.

Who can practice massage in Franklin County?
Most states have licensing requirements that must be met before a practitioner (a 'masseuse' or 'masseur') can use the title 'Massage Therapist', and some states require a license to practice any form of massage. Licensed Massage Therapists in Franklin County have obtained the highest level of authentication. They must complete academic coursework in anatomy and physiology, as well as on the application of massage and bodywork, business and ethics, and specialized massage techniques. The Franklin County LMT must then pass a certification exam.
What are the benefits of Franklin County massage?
Clients use massage in Franklin County because it relieves pain from muscle aches and sprains, muscle injuries and other causes of pain. It reduces stress and helps clients relax, and can decrease feelings of anxiety and depression by stimulating the release of endorphins and serotonin. Massage therapy in Franklin County can help prevent fibrosis or scar tissue, increase the flow of lymph, and improve sleep. Franklin County massage therapy can help rehabilitate sports injuries.

How does massage work?
Massage involves working and acting on the body using pressure from the hands, fingers, elbows, knees, forearm, or feet of the massage therapist. The Franklin County massage therapist focuses on muscles, tendons, ligaments, myofacia, skin, joints, or other connective tissue, as well as lymphatic vessels, or organs of the gastrointestinal system.