The Natural Healing Garden

At the Natural Healing Garden we do not believe in a cookie cutter massage style.  Each therapy is offered by one of our experienced therapists and will incorporate a variety of basic and advanced massage techniques designed to help you achieve your desired results.  Each therapist has their individual strengths and advanced techniques.  Whether you are looking for that talented therapist to help you on your path or want to try them all we are here for you.

  • In the Past
  • Today
  • Background and Services

Richard at various times has dislocated his hip, knee, shoulders, lower vertebrate, and ribs; torn his rotator cuffs three times, and strained his lower back and intercostal muscles. He has worked through and addressed signs of carpal tunnel, thoracic outlet syndrome, strained back, spondylolisthesis, TMJ, and other genetic predispositions in addition to bone breaks from accidents. Through all these experiences, Richard can honestly say, “I know your pain!!!!

Despite all of the injuries, Richard is able to do 25 – 30 massages each week, hike, workout, and live his life to the fullest. All because of the state-of-the-art therapy methods used to help him recover and which he now can provide for you.

Richard recently moved back to Chino Valley with his wife Deborah, and daughter Stephanie . Still enthusiastic about cooking, he and Debbie offer healthy catering for your special events. This year will mark the first year that the Natural Healing Garden will have the advantage of 1/2 acre of dedicated garden space to grow the organic herbs, flowers and vegetables it uses in its catering and herbal teas. We will be adding many new plants and flower beds this spring to our Garden Street facility Plans for 2015 also include the addition of an herbalist and monthly class schedules.

Additionally, he has coordinated dozens of the onsite events ranging from chocolate festivals and weddings to full-service spa retreats. He has created, organized and managed micro-spas at the Buttes Resort, the Orangetree Golf Resort, and the Legacy Golf resort.

While living in Phoenix, Richard operated 6 massage clinics and provided staff for a chain of chiropractic accident injury centers.

Graduate of Southwest Institute of the Healing Arts in 2000.

Specializes in Myotherapy, Deep Tissue Massage, Medical Massage, Myofascial Release, Chair Massage, and Stretching.

Offers Canine therapy and Equine therapy.
Phoenix Mustangs Hockey Club team therapist for 2002 – 2003.

  • Ruth Stevens, LMT

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    Ruth Stevens has been a massage therapist since 1980. She is very

    passionate about helping clients with her broad range of skills and

    techniques. Her latest skill is Cupping Therapy and its myriad of

    applications, from facials and cellulite smoothing to frozen

    shoulders and tight backs.

  • Patti Ferner, LMT

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    Originally from NY and have been in Prescott now for 3 years. I studied massage therapy in NY for a year and then moved to Prescott to get more diversity in my field, Finishing my schooling at ASIS massage school here in beautiful Prescott. After graduation I started working here at The Natural Healing Garden, I have now been working at NHG going on two years and love every experience of it. My passion in massage therapy is Connective Tissue Massage; (CTM) is a dynamic approach to bodywork that releases Myofascial restrictions. CTM relieves chronic tension, increase ease of movement, improves posture, and enhances self-awareness. Playing sports all my life made me realize just how important CTM is for the body and I can’t wait to help others feel the same. As I continue my education in the field of massage it will be in Sports Massage and also Myofascial Release while using CTM. This is me in a nut shell, hope to see u soon at The Natural Healing Garden and we can learn more about each other.

  • Terri Perino, LMT

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    Recently returned to Arizona after many years in Colorado and elsewhere, I am happy to have joined The Natural Healing Garden to continue pursuing my passion for massage therapy. A 2002 graduate of the Colorado School of Healing Arts in Lakewood, Colorado, I have had many wonderful years providing nurturance and therapeutic transformation for my dear Colorado clients, and I look foward to doing the same in beautiful Prescott!

    I combine Swedish, Deep Tissue, Neuromuscular, Trigger Point and Sports Massage techniques with just the right pressure, suited to your needs, along with Moist Heat, Hot Stones, Aromatherapy, and Stretching.

    Sports injuries, household accidents, repetitive actions on the job and at home, and tension from everyday stresses can all take up permanent residence in our bodies. Massage is one of the best known and proven antidotes to stress, and can help you to regain balance, movement, energy, vitality, mental clarity, and to become more in tune with your body’s needs.

    I pride myself on my “whatever it takes” approach to massage, creating a customized treatment plan appropriate to your needs and preferences. I look forward to the privilege of working with you in your quest for wellness and self-care.

  • Bill Smith LMT, CNMT Active Isolated Stretching "Pain Relief Specialist"

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    Have been practicing massage full-time since 1992. I became involved with Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) in 2007 and has studied and worked in Aaron Mattes’ clinic in Florida countless times over the years, in addition to assistant teaching at his basic and advanced seminars. I am also a certified neuromuscular therapist, a licensed massage therapist and ACE certified personal trainer and much more. I continue to take classes to improve my skills…better is always possible. I enjoy hiking, cross country skiing and nature.

  • Richard Maranville, LMT

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    Richard’s first passion was cooking, but because of four auto accidents by the time he was 22, and due to the resulting long months of lost work, lost wages and hard rehab work combined with massage and the wellness field can provide, he changed careers and became a massage therapist.

    Richard understands that life often brings challenges and hurdles and he is committed to supporting his clients as they overcome each challenge and clear each hurdle. He obtains great satisfaction when helping his clients go from limited range of motion from an injured joint to full range motion while teaching them life patterns to avoid re-injury. Richard uses his extensive experience to better prevent his clients from living a life limited by injuries.

  • Galadriel Sardonicus, LMT

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    Galadriel is a nationally certified and licensed massage therapist. She graduated from the Arizona School of Integrative Studies in Prescott, AZ. She is practiced in several different modalities including Neuromuscular Technique, Connective Tissue, Swedish, and Cranial-Sacral Therapy. Her integrative wellness practice supports and encourages the release of aches and pains, relaxation, and a faster recovery from many types of health issues. She facilitates the space for a person to feel relief from their pains and encourages holistic health and wellness. Raised with Chiropractic and Massage therapy, she has dedicated her life to contribute towards the healing for the greater good.

  • Debbie Maranville

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    Debbie Maranville joined The Natural Healing Garden when Richard, her husband, launched the business in Prescott. Debbie has been in the Food & Beverage and Hospitality environment for almost 40 years. Debbie launched “Goods From the Garden” Health Centered Foods & Events” in October of 2015. She brings a passion for Organic, local and healthy foods as well as attention to detail and overall Guest Satisfaction. She loves educating folks on healthy eating.

    Debbie is enrolled in Herbal Wisdom Institute’s Herbalist Program and will receive her certification as an Herbalist. She is also certified in Reflexology.

    Debbie loves to witness all the amazing healing that takes place in the Garden. She has a passion for “community and her family!” She loves, loves, loves her Grandson Ty! Being a “grammie” is her most favorite job!

  • Kristina Jones

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    Coming soon!