Feel Better in 60 Minutes at Comprehensive Massage Therapy
Jun 01, 2014 01:52PM
● By Nancy Somera
For nearly 20 years, Keith Beighly, LMT, has been developing his massage therapy techniques so that he can help people walk out the door of Comprehensive Massage Therapy, in Lemoyne, feeling better than they did when they walked in. He says he likes that each day presents him with clients that have different needs, even his regulars. “I tailor every massage to how the client wants to feel when they leave here,” Beighly says. “There is no cookie-cutter approach or pre-choreographed experience.”
He says that 90 percent of his business comprises people that return because his prices are competitive and they like the results. Originally wanting to become a chiropractor, Beighly instead pursued a career in information systems. When he found himself unfulfilled by his chosen career, he sought out a new one that would allow him to help people. “I like that I can help people in a way that doesn’t break the bank,” he says. “A massage is an investment that someone makes in themselves, and I want to give them the most for their money.”
To this point, Beighly promotes one-hour massages as actually 60 minutes on the massage table, not 60 minutes in his office. He continuously learns techniques and collaborates with other therapists to learn how they approach different situations, and states, “The more I know and the more tools I have, the better able I am to address whatever situation a client brings to me.”
Beighly varies his technique depending on the reason why the client wants a massage. While some simply come for relaxation, others arrive searching for relief from aches and pains caused by overexertion. In these situations, he uses sports massage and deep tissue techniques, including myofascial release, to help sore muscles feel better. Still others come to him for an orthopedic massage to resolve specific range of motion issues, such as a stiff neck. With these cases, he uses techniques like cranial sacral therapy.
Beighly enjoys the process of figuring out what clients need each session and lending them not only his massage expertise, but his ear, too. “It is very satisfying to know that I have helped someone feel better through massage and by listening to them,” he says. “It is a privilege to be on the receiving end of people letting go.”
Location: 23 N. 8th St., Lemoyne. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 717-730-9222 or visit Comprehensive.MassageTherapy.com.