Opuntia (ō-pŭn′shē-ə) is the genus name of the Prickly Pear Cactus, a source of food, water, medicine and protection. Thriving in the harshest of environments, Prickly Pears have come to symbolize adaptability, endurance, determination, growth, and health.  Opuntia Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork is passionate about helping your body heal itself.


We consider ourselves pain detectives—We’ll investigate what you need and tailor an adaptive massage of various modalities just for you.  Our goal is to help you achieve relief from muscular and connective tissue pain, as well as generalized stress and tension. When it comes to massage, I do not believe in “No pain, no gain-dig in ’til it hurts!”, instead I like to work within an area I call “tolerable tender”.


Located in the North Person Street neighborhood of the Mordecai District of Raleigh, next door to the former Mary Elizabeth Hospital (we share the same parking lot).