A Testimonialby Faith Burris
In my opinion, a key component of being on retreat is receiving a high quality massage.
My husband, Mike Burris, is a licensed massage therapist and even though I have a personal bias, one of the best massage therapists that I have ever experienced. I love and often crave a good massage, so I have bought massages from numerous therapists, in both Hot Springs locally and Louisville, KY (our former home). Having traveled extensively with our former occupations and for pleasure, the majority of our trips included a massage to alleviate body fatigue.
Mike became a licensed massage therapist after we both received low quality, painful massages while traveling. Adding insult to injury, we had paid top dollar for those massages. I distinctly recall telling Mike to get licensed as a massage therapist because even as an amateur his massages were far superior to those that we had just suffered through, and even superior to the vast majority of those adequate massages that we had received in the past.
I suggested the concept of Massage to Go because if a girl’s hair gets mussed from a massage, it becomes a non-issue when she doesn’t have to go anywhere. It’s additionally beneficial to be able to stay in a deeply relaxed frame of mind and not to have to worry about driving after receiving a massage.
Mike’s specialty is a combination of deep tissue massage combined with vibrational therapy using a therapeutic tuning fork. As one who initially scoffed at the concept of vibrational therapy, after receiving it I have become an advocate. I describe it as the muscle just lying down, thus requiring less intensity from the massage therapist (and less residual soreness in the body). It really is marvelous!