”When You Are Ready For A Real Massage”
Your therapist: Donna has a background working in chiropractic offices and high-end spas and she heads up the massage services at a prominent country club in Beachwood along with running her own private in Beachwood. She has a rare combination of soothing and strong hands so she is able to give a highly effective and therapeutic massage. Many clients fall asleep during their session but then emerge moving better and feeling like a brand new person. She does not believe in doing cute, fluffy massages because she feels that most clients don’t want to be “petted” but want real, effective bodywork so that is what she delivers. One of the reasons she is so good at what she does is because she gets at least 1-2 massages a week herself so she knows what types of things work best and she has a better grasp of what things might feel awesome to her clients. She is convinced that the reason so many other massage therapists do not offer better massages is because they do not get massages themselves….
The business name Heavenly Healing Hands Massage Therapy: The name of the business, interestingly, was not something Donna chose herself. Rather, it resulted from a year of working on a lot of clients and clients continuing to tell her she had healing hands, a heavenly touch, a soothing touch, etc. After much thought and consideration she adopted the name officially for her business.
A Personal Message from Donna C. Agrinsonis, LMT: It took me over 10 years to decide to become a massage therapist. The first time I received a massage was the result of a spa gift package that I received one year that I broke up into a series of massages. After the first massage I was hooked and I can, to this day, recall thinking “I could do this. I would love to work in this type of environment and help people to feel better and get rid of their stress.”
Over the years, I have gotten countless massages including relaxation massage, therapeutic and sports massage, and it is rare for me to find a massage therapist who truly gives a great massage all around. Most of the massage therapists who have worked on me do a few things really well but then lack in several areas. Most of them do not listen to what you tell them. Many do not cover the full body (excluding obvious areas). Many will do the feet but then leave out the glutes or they will do half-hearted work on the neck and shoulders – the area where most people hold most of their stress. It is very rare that a therapist has done a complete full foot massage unless I went to a place where that was all they offered. I have had therapeutic massage done at a time when I was already in pain and ended up hurting for two weeks afterwards. Or better yet, I will go in for a relaxation massage only to have the therapist do a lot of techniques that are anything but relaxing or talk to me the entire time I am there. It has been very difficult to find good bodywork and therapists who are consistent in everything that they do and who gives a truly awesome massage.
Health and wellness: Staying healthy has always been an interest of mine and massage therapy caught my attention because of all the natural benefits it provides and the way it effectively deals with pain, stress and fatigue. The experience of stress headaches and anxiety in the earlier part of my life caused this learned knowledge of relieving the body of toxins through massage therapy to be of great importance to me.
Additional Staff: We now have four (4) therapists who work with us who assist with doing couples massages, prenatal, regular office sessions and hotel massage. We are very unusual in that we ONLY utilize seasoned massage therapists who have a proven track record for doing excellent bodywork.
Massage Philosophy: It is my belief that the human body is an awesome creation and that has the inherent ability to heal itself. I believe that massage is one of the most powerful ways that we can speed up the healing process and that the body should be treated as a whole rather than dealt with in parts. This is why I always seek to integrate the whole body. If one part of a person’s body is tense then it could affect another part. If one part is in pain it will inevitably affect either a neighboring muscle or the opposite side of the body will overcompensate for it. So I believe in first balancing the body and then dealing with specific pain issues as needed. This has worked very well for my clients.
Thoughts on Deep Tissue Massage: I have learned to deliver excellent deep tissue massage because I had to meet the needs of my clients. Also, because of me doing so much massage and working out regularly I now receive regular deep tissue massage . I know which techniques tend to work more effectively in alleviating pain and preventing or dealing with any injuries. The way I deliver deep tissue massage is different from many therapists and I do not hurt my clients. I use a lot of pressure along with various other techniques including hot stone therapy and hot stone deep tissue but I only use the level of pressure that is tolerable for my clients. I also break up deep tissue work with lots of relaxation massage techniques in order to give clients a little break which allows them to still enjoy their session eventhough pain issues are being addressed. This approach actually helps the muscles to relax more making deep tissue work more effective.
Bio: I am a licensed massage therapist and I offer massage services from my office in Beachwood and through various outcall services. I head up the massage services at Canterbury Golf Club and also perform corporate chair massage at events from time to time. I am originally from Atlanta, Georgia and have made Ohio my home. I attended The National Institute of Massotherapy and I am a member of Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP) and The American Pregnancy Association.
I come from a background of over 20 years working in the professional office environment. Over 15 years were spent working in some of Atlanta, Georgia’s most prestigious law firms as a paralegal and legal secretary, which unfortunately brought extreme stress into my life. As a result I experienced illness with no apparent cause, constant headaches and tension, and strained personal relationships. It was a regular exercise program along with regular massage visits that allowed me to manage stress in my life. When I had to make the decision about changing careers several years ago I immediately knew I wanted to be a massage therapist and help others to make massage a part of an overall good health plan.
I have a passion when it comes to the topic of health and illness prevention and so relaxation massage has become my forte’ and the service that I feel most of my clients need the most. As a result, even my deep tissue and sports massages have some elements of relaxation massage in them.
Website Theme: This website has a tropical theme to remind people of the ocean. The ocean to me represents peace, tranquility, and at times – stillness and restfulness. It is a place where you can go to think, to rest, relax and unwind. Just sitting on a beach, listening to the waves, the distant cry of seagulls, and the gentle whisper of the wind, just makes you want to take long deep breaths – in and out, just as the waves come on shore then go back out to sea again. It is just a little bit of heaven on earth. You will find elements of the awesome tropical environment in my office from the seashells, to the color on the walls, to the plants, stones, and waterfall…. It is my hope that every visitor to our office will enjoy the lovely tropical decor and relax in a space created especially for our valued clients…..