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.


My goal is to help you achieve relief from chronic muscular and connective tissue pain, as well as generalized stress and tension. I consider myself a “pain detective”—I’ll investigate what you need and tailor an adaptive massage of various modalities just for you.   When it comes to massage, I like to work within an area I call “tolerable tender” to achieve results; I do not believe in “No pain, no gain, dig in ’til it hurts”. As my client, you need to be proactive, empowered, and committed to your growth and forward momentum—not a passive audience member. This is a collaborative effort. If you’re looking for a “I want to treat myself to a spa day” massage, I am not the therapist for you because we’re helping your body heal together.