Comprehensive Massage Therapy
Nov 29, 2013 01:06PM
● By Beth Davis
Keith Beighley, owner of Comprehensive Massage Therapy, in Lemoyne, had spent 20 years of his career in the information technology (IT) industry when he began feeling unsatisfied with his path, but he didn’t know what else he wanted to do. As fate would have it, he saw an advertisement for a massage school and something clicked. In 1996, he left his IT job and went to school to become a licensed massage therapist. That same year, he opened Comprehensive Massage Therapy, where his services include relaxation, deep tissue, sports and prenatal massage.
“I never considered going to work for someone else—I knew I would have my own business,” says Beighley. “My philosophy was, ‘Build it and they will come.’ And, thankfully, they have.” Determined to provide clients with solutions, he has received training in myofascial release, orthopedic massage and craniosacral therapy. “Just like the IT world, I wanted to have other tools in the toolbox,” he says. “The more I knew, the more I could work on a problem and offer different approaches to treatment.”
Although many clients come to him to relax and experience the benefits of massage—including decreased stress and anxiety, enhanced sleep quality, greater energy, improved concentration, increased circulation and reduced fatigue—others may be suffering from pain, limited joint mobility or other dysfunction.
By addressing each client’s needs individually, he provides options and services that can enhance quality life by alleviating pain, improving range of motion, increasing joint flexibility and more. “Every person is different, so what works for one may not work for another,” he explains. “My goal is to design an approach that addresses the issue and gets results.”
Beighley says what really sets Comprehensive Massage Therapy apart from others is the clock. “At many other places, when you schedule a massage for one hour, by the time you get on the table, you only actually get 45 or 50 minutes of massage, yet you still pay for a full hour,” he states. “Here, the clock has 60 minutes per hour and 30 minutes per half hour. That means, for example, if you schedule a one-hour massage, you will get 60 minutes of massage if you are on time for your appointment.”
Having spent the past 17 years in the profession, Beighley says he knows he made the right choice. He says, “This doesn't feel like a real job. So few really enjoy what they do for a living, and I’m fortunate I do. It’s not only fun to go to work, but very rewarding, too.”
Location: 23 N 8th St., Lemoyne. For more information, call 717-730-9222 or visit Comprehensive.MassageTherapy.com.