Our Philosophy

Is to have you love yourself—

as a masterpiece of physical health, wellness and vitality and

as a “masterpeace” of spiritual calm, serenity and happiness. 


     We are a health and wellness oasis dedicated to nurturing and empowering you from the inside, out.

The Art of Massage and Yoga Therapy creates a haven for healing.  

We provide simple, high quality services using organic products in a relaxing and nurturing environment. 

 

     Besides putting together a great core of therapists and teachers, we offer customized massages, private or group yoga, organic skincare, restorative body treatments, nutrition and herbal counseling, a large organic apothecary, self-care/self-help workshops, yoga therapy, Thai yoga, beach yoga, chair yoga, restorative yoga, meditation and doula services.

Our Journey

The Art of Massage opened its doors in April 2010 in Suite 1 of the Colony Building on New Orleans Road. In 2012, we expanded to include Suite 2 and added another treatment room, a shower area, and a larger lounge area to include a beautiful 135 gallon fish tank and custom mural. Running out of room and needing to expand again for our yoga studio, we decided to move to Suite 12 upstairs to open The Art of Yoga, a wellness yoga studio to include private and group yoga therapy, beach yoga, and a large apothecary dubbed The Herb Room. 

An amazing opportunity presented itself in late 2014 to expand into Suite 3, so we have combined The Art of Massage and The Art of Yoga into a collective wellness studio, The Art of Massage and Yoga Therapy.

The Herb Room Organic Apothecary is also now Hilton Head's only and largest Apothecary with over 100 bulk herbs, tinctures, balms, Elderberry Elixir, Herbal Fire Tonic, custom tea blends, deodorant, and other natural health products and located inside The Art of Massage and Yoga Therapy. 

Our Policies

*Please arrive on time. If it is your first visit, we ask for you to arrive 10 minutes early to complete necessary paperwork and discuss goals, use the bathroom, etc.. If you are late, we cannot guarantee your full allotment of time but you will be required to pay for the full service that was booked.

 

* We require a credit card to hold your appointments. We kindly ask 24 hour notice to cancel to change or reschedule. No shows will be charged 100% of the services booked. You must speak with someone directly about your appointment if you need to reschedule or cancel. You can email, text or call after business hours, but these will not be acceptable forms of communication to cancel. 

*Please refrain from taking any calls unless it is an emergency and kindly turn your ringer to silent or OFF.

 

*The time quoted for each service is the ACTUAL length of the service. Our 50 minute massages mean that you will receive a full 50 minute massage (as long as you are ready and prepared to start on time!)

 

*Children are welcome to join in on the spa experience. Children aged 7-16 must have written consent and parent present in the room (we have rooms that accommodate 2 services at once should the parent choose to receive a service too!) Children aged 16-18 must have written consent from parent. 

 

*Last but not least, treat others as you would want to be treated. We want you to feel at home here and have the best possible experience that you can. If for any reason, you are unhappy with any experience or situation, please inform our staff immediately. We will do our best to make your time spent here perfect!

Our Team

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GABY GONZALEZ

Licensed Massage Therapist #11767

Gaby's nurturing nature to help people has led her to her career in massage therapy.  Gaby's calm demeanor and intuitive touch allows her to use Swedish and relaxation techniques to help her clients rejuvenate from the stresses of life. Gaby's desire for her clients is to help their mind, body,  and spirit renew and refresh.

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BECCA HARVEY

Licensed Massage Therapist #8628

Becca has a laid back but effective approach. She uses her many years experience as well as her intuitive guidance to customize the right treatment for you. She specializes in energy balancing and chakra work. 

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KENDRA ADAMS

Licensed Esthetician #89561

Thai Yoga Specialist

RYT 200

Kendra's passion for learning about natural ingredients and how they work to promote healing for your skin and overall wellness, has driven her to Esthetics. She loves connecting and building relationships with people in order to provide a luxury treatment that is healing to your skin and spirit. She is also our resident Thai Yoga specialist and gets raves reviews from her amazing and therapeutic Thai Yoga sessions. She teaches our Beginner Yoga and Alignment Based Yoga classes.

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KENZIE COLEMAN

Licensed Massage Therapist #11275

RYT 200

Kenzie has quickly become one of our top therapists and it is easy to see why. She is well versed in many different modalities especially deep tissue and prenatal massages. She loves helping clients feel stronger and healthier by combining her knowledge of massage therapy and yoga for a holistic approach to the body.

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JOE LETO

Licensed Massage Therapist #7067

Having been a professional massage therapist for 20 years, working at luxury resorts, spas and health clubs across the country, Joe is considered one of the most educated, skilled and gifted therapists on the island. Joe is trained in almost every massage modality, but with his extensive experience working with professional and amateur athletes, his specialty is therapeutic sports massage for runners, golfers and tennis players. But whether you are looking for a deep therapeutic massage or a relaxing, stress relief massage, having done over 25,000 massages in his career, Joe is a master of adapting each massage to the individual needs of each client. 

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CLAIRE VIEHMAN

Licensed Esthetician #91315

Claire brings a unique blend of talents to our team. Since 2015, Claire has worked in the beauty industry honing her signature glowy looks. Claire specializes in luxury treatments and anti aging skincare techniques. Her fun and relaxed energy will put you as ease and her services are sure to have you  looking and feeling your best!

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MELISSA DRESSLER

Licensed Massage Therapist #

Melissa has been a Massage Therapist for

6 years and is licensed in South Carolina as

well as Florida. She studied at the Ahern’s

Massage Therapy  School in Mariposa

California,  which allowed her to not

only learn traditional massage modalities,

such  Swedish, Reflexology,  Therapeutic, Neuromuscular and Myofascial release to

name a few, it also allowed her to pursue

her interest in more holistic modalities,

leading to her becoming a Reiki Master

& Energetic Healer. She has  a wide variety

of knowledge to help release pain and trauma

stored in the body from physical or energetic

level. When stress and tension are released

from our muscles it gives them a chance to

relax and heal.

Melissa also holds a master’s degree in

Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine and has

just completed her education requirements

for her doctorate degree. She is currently

in process of taking her board exams.

This additional education brings another

layer of depth of understanding the human

body and the ways to facilitate the body’s

inherent natural healing process. She is also

a Trauma Informed Therapist.

PAULA PARNELL

Licensed Massage Therapist #

Paula splits her time between Hilton Head

and Florida but has quickly become a client

favorite with clients waiting for her schedule to

open up to book with her! She as been a

massage therapist since 1992 and still loves

it! She has been lucky enough to make

connections with her clients that make 

them feel happier and healthier when

they leave. 

SANDY LYNN

Licensed Esthetician #

Originally from Argentina, she graduated

from International Spa Institute. She is

fluent in Spanish and English. “Sandy” as she

prefers to be called has a smiley, friendly and

inviting personality that makes even her new

clients feel at home during services. 

Sandy’s Continuing Education Courses and

passion for learning the latest advances in

the aesthetics have made her knowledgeable

and an expert in her field. 

When your session starts she’ll perform a

quick skin analysis to determine the type

and condition of the skin allowing her to

customize products and treatments for

each individual to receive an optimal facial.

Teenagers, females and yes, males too,

are always welcome to a deep cleansing

relaxing facial! 

Sandy’s Golden Rule:

“Always Be Kind to Others.

Treat them with Respect and Dignity”

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APRIL LEWIS

Naturopathic Doctor

Licensed Massage Therapist #5850

RYT 200

Master Herbalist

DONA Certified Doula

April blends her love of health, yoga,

anatomy, massage, and holistic healing

into a customized therapeutic treatment

just for you!  Whether coming in just one

time for relaxation or working on a

treatment plan, she will provide

increased awareness of your body,

mind, and spirit and help

you lay the path toward the realization

of the full healing potential

that all our bodies possess.