"To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else, is the greatest accomplishment." Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Don't ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go do that, for what the world needs is more people who have come alive." Howard Thurman

"If you want to build a ship, then don't drum up men to gather wood, give orders and divide the work. Rather, teach them to yearn for the far and endless sea." Antoine de Saint-Exupery

"The art of life lies in a constant readjustment of our surroundings." Kakuzo Okakura

"Life is Change, Growth is Optional." Unknown

"Mistakes are the Portals of Discovery" James Joyce

Therapeutic Bodywork and Massage

Performance Improvement

Chronic Pain and Repetitive Stress Injuries

ADD/ADHD Mental Management

Regardless of whether you're looking to reduce the impact of stress, get pain relief from injuries (whether old, new, chronic or from repetitive strain), avoid surgery if possible, or your healthy and you want to keep your body strong and flexible for the way you like to play, there are a multitude of fabulous ways to do so. More can be done than ever before and Massage and Bodywork are the few things in life that feel great and are great for you! 

Got Problems? Certainly there are limitations and times when medication and surgery are needed, however most would rather avoid both if possible. Many common and long standing pain issues are often soft tissue related and with the appropriate care, exercises and therapy, many issues contributing to pain can be eliminated and/or prevented. In addion to improving performance, some of the common problems that have been improved by massage and bodywork therapies include:

  • Chronic Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Shoulder and Back Problems
  • Golfer and Tennis Elbow
  • Sciatica
  • Knee and Ankle Problems
  • Plantar Fasciatis

Additionally, great performers know how the body effects the mind, and the mind effects the body. Massage and bodywork, while being essential for performance improvement, recovery and rehabilitation, also can assist in reducing stress and anxieties, while promoting health and general wellbeing.

Interested? Contact Suzanna to discuss your goals and objectives. Services are available a la carte or incorporated within a customized program designed to address your current needs, goals and objectives.


Ki-Hara Resistance Stretching

Resistance Stretching - A Better Way to Stretch

Ask people about the benefits of stretching and you'll get a lot of different opinions. Traditional stretching certainly has it's controversies including concerns regarding joint strain and limited results. Yet, flexibility and muscle performance go hand in hand as a muscle can only shorten or contract relative to the degree it can lengthen.  By adding resistance and creating a dynamic stretch, you get a whole different result. 

These small changes allow you to not only strengthen the muscle concurrently, you also provide a more thorough stretch of the belly of the muscle, reducing the possibility of joint and tendon damage, facilitating fascial release and improving overall energy.


With assisted stretching, you get results not available by yourself. Whether before, during or after your game, resistance stretching will have you stronger, more flexible, healthier and feeling better in your body. This program has been used by professional and Olympic athletes, with especially good results in the rehab process after serious injury.

Dara Torres, world record holder and Olympic Athlete, and currently the oldest woman to compete on the Olympic swim team, has credited Resistance Flexibility Strength TrainingTM  and Ki-Hara TM  Resistance Stretching with being her 'secret weapon' and a key factor contributing to her success.

To view more about Dara and Ki-Hara Resistance Stretching and to obtain a copy of her stretching video, click here.


'Mashing' Sports Massage


Thai MASHiatsu, also called ‘Mashing’, is a blend of Thai massage, Swedish massage and foot Shiatsu. It’s a form of bodywork that prepares muscles using compression techniques similar to what have been practiced in the East for more than 38 generations. Mashing is often used prior to workouts to warm the tissue, and after workouts to help flush the tissue and aid in faster recovery.

Whether used as a stand alone bodywork therapy, or pre- or post- workout, it powerfully supports muscles in stretching more effectively while positively impacting myofascial tissue and increasing blood flow. It’s effects are both relaxing and energizing, and it feels great.


Suzanna Rae Stephan, LMT (TX #MT111937)

There are a multitude of integrated massage and bodywork therapies to assist you in feeling great and performing at your best.

Massage and Bodywork Services for High Performance, Injury Recovery and Prevention:

  • Deep Tissue & Trigger Point
  • Myofacial Release
  • Nerve Compression Testing & Release
  • Sports Massage
  • Ki-Hara Resistance Stretching
  • Thai MASHiatsu‘Mashing’
  • Reflexology
  • Qi-ssage
  • Chair Massage
  • Primal Reflex Release Technique ‘PRRT
  • Reflex Relaxation ‘Reflax’
  • Soft Tissue Release Therapy
  • Muscle Melting
  • Positional Release
  • Cupping
  • Pre-Natal