I'm a small independent business with a large heart for helping you, or a loved one, deal with the many negative effects today's hectic world has on our bodies.
My massage services offer a variety of benefits ranging from stress relief and relaxation and the reduction of common muscle tension, to facial rejuvenation, to the reduction/elimination of chronic pain, to the many healthy benefits provided by therapeutic grade essential oils.
Top of the line amenities are used to help provide a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere, while an in-depth and continuous pursuit of knowledge ensures that every effort is made to provide you with an effective and beneficial service.
Private Suite/Retreat from the Stress of the Day
Bose Sound System • Memory Foam Pillows & Padding • Table Warmer • Egyptian Cotton Linens • Peacock Alley Chelour Resort Spa Robes & Accessories
Hi, my name is Linda Shields and I'm the owner of Olive Branches. After college, I spent 16 yrs in the corporate world (and married my husband David), then 9 yrs at home with my children (Sara and Michael) and then on a whim, decided to start a small spa business (actually it was because no one around offered the Ionithermie/cellulite service that I loved getting while on cruises).
I opened IONI Face & Body in March 2006 and had one esthetician and a massage therapist. We offered skin care, massage therapy, and the
Ionithermie cellulite service. Within a few months I decided I also wanted to be certified to do the Ionitherme treatment and that meant I had to get licensed as a massage therapist or an esthetician. Since it took a little less time to get a massage license that was the route I took. I had no intention of actually practicing massage, I just needed the license to get certified to do the Ionithermie service. But long story almost short, I pursued medical massage in my continuing education requirements and fell in love with the knowledge and ability it gave me to help people understand their bodies and how, through the correction of musculoskeletal imbalances, they could prevent, minimize or even eliminate chronic pain.
Massage therapy and the continual pursuit of knowledge that is so beneficial to our well being, but yet so "under the radar" of our health care system, became a passion I couldn't resist.
Then, in 2013 several things happened that led to a new focus on aromatherapy and prompted our name change to OLIVE BRANCHES Aromatherapy & Massage (from our former name IONI Face & Body).
In an effort to simplify my life, the skin care part of IONI was spun off and Deborah who had worked with IONI for 5 yrs, started her new venture, "Hello Gorgeous Face". Around the same time, Megan, our massage therapist that everyone loved, decided she wanted to go back to school full time. As it went, I became an empty nester at work and at home at the same time.
But as much as I wanted to simplify my life, I should have known that when one door is closed another is opened. And the door that was opened was to the world of therapeutic grade essential oils. After nearly 2 yrs of letting a Young Living "Raindrop Technique" essential oils kit sit unopened on a shelf, I attended a training class on the technique and immediately was intrigued with the amazing power of therapeutic grade essential oils. I have since accumulated over 130 different oils and purchased practically every reference/training book, CD, DVD published on the therapeutic use of essential oils.
The history, science and current research on the therapeutic use of essential oils has added another level of passion to my continual pursuit of knowledge regarding things we can do to take control of our own health and well being.
So . . . for now . . . OLIVE BRANCES Aromatherapy & Massage is focused on the following things with the intent and hope of helping you or a loved one with the pursuit of optimal health and well being.
STRESS RELIEF & RELAXATION via our Swedish Massage, Mehta Face Lift Massage, Aromatherapy Massage and Raindrop Tchnique Massage.
REDUCTION OF COMMON MUSCLE TENSION via our Swedish Massage and Aromatherapy Massage (and Raindrop Technique Massage but relative only to the back).
FACIAL REJUVENATION via our Mehta Face Lift Massage.
REDUCTION OF CHRONIC PAIN via our Body Balance / Critz Technique.
PROMOTION OF HEALTH WITHIN THE BODY via our Aromatherapy and Raindrop Technique Massages using YOUNG LIVING's 100% pure therapeutic grade essential oils.