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.
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.
Michael has been nationally certified in massage and bodywork since 2009. Licensed previously in Nevada, Washington, and Idaho, he has worked alongside chiropractors, medical doctors, yoga instructors, and physical therapists, treating clients and athletes of all types with a variety of injuries, and for those who want to de-stress or decompress.
His interest and passion in massage led him to explore therapeutic modalities that examine our bodies in a more holistic way. He believes that the rehabilitation of the feet is essential and vital to our musculoskeletal health. He has been trained in Deep Tissue, Sports Massage, Myofascial Release, Swedish Massage, Reflexology, Fascial Manipulation, Shiatsu, and Acupressure.
Michael has developed a deep understanding of human movement patterns through his extensive training and continuing education. His goal is to assist each client on their path to health and wellness. In conjunction with each session, he may further educate his clients on ways to integrate and adapt their bodies within their own unique environments.
Carrie started her massage journey in Western New York were she received her first massage
license after graduating from the New York Institute of Massage. Arizona became her home in
2012 where she gained an Arizona massage license and has since completed two Programs at
The Southwest Institute of Healing Arts. Carrie also has a B.S. in Anthropology, from Buffalo
State College. It was while going to school for Anthropology and learning about the different
forms of hands on healing that Carrie knew she had to pursue massage.
Her specialties include Cranial-Sacral Unwinding, Polarity Therapy and Reiki. Her style is
therapeutic, she offers both deep and gentle work staying in communication with her clients to
adjust to their unique comfort levels. She is excited about learning new methods and
approaches and continuing to study the body and its energy systems.
Carrie’s 8 years in the field have allowed her the honor of working with all kinds of individuals on
their paths to wellness. Carrie is passionate about helping others to realize their own power and
natural ability to heal their bodies, minds and spirits. She does this by listening without
judgement to what people are telling her and showing her on multiple levels and reflecting what
needs to be heard and shared with a loving heart. She will also invite her clients to breath, relax
and to allow the natural process of healing to occur.
Peggy is from a small rural mining town in Nevada. She attended massage school in Nevada City, California and Carson City, Nevada, and has been a massage therapist for twenty years, practicing in Nevada, California, Idaho, and recently Arizona. as well as an instructor for massage therapy. She has worked at multiple spas, resorts, hot springs, and chiropractic clinics.
By working with her instinct, her philosophy is to focus in on the client by listening to what the client is saying, addressing problem areas, and finally working together as a team to help restore the body.
Peggy offers a very relaxing massage, targeting stress or injuries, combining Swedish Massage, Hot Stone Therapy, Deep Tissue, Aromatherapy, and Sports Massage. She really enjoys working with clients and addressing neck and back problems that they may have. She has worked as a teachers aide for special education children and enjoys helping teenagers who are into sports and fitness, as well as adults.
Peggy looks forward to meeting you soon at the Natural Healing Garden where relaxation and tranquility take place.
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.
A Prescott resident since 2012, Leandra is dual licensed as a Massage Therapist and Esthetician (Cometologist) who provides massage therapy, facial and spa treatment services. She is also a professional painter and sculptor, and participates in the annual Prescott Artist Studio Tour.
Leandra has been licensed for 29 years in four states as a Massage Therapist and specializes in Neuromuscular Therapy, a passion throughout her career. As such, she has a world of experience assessing and providing solutions for muscular pain.
“Active trigger points, with their referred pain patterns, let me know which muscles are dysfunctional. It’s then possible to deactivate the affected trigger points, treat the muscle and return it to functioning.”
“I love to pamper my clients, giving facials and spa treatments, using the skin-care products available here at the Natural Healing Garden. They’re pure, chemical free and 100% natural.”
Produced by Sister Creations (New Mexico) and Peak Scents, located here in Arizona, the products include:
• Power Repair, antioxident enriched, fortified with vitamins, mineral and enzymes.
• Organic Rose Phyto, Rose & Acai stem cells, peptides, super fruit and botanical extracts.
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.
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!
Cheryl Van Demark, PT, C-IAYT is a physical therapist, yoga therapist and yoga teacher with a Master’s degree in physical education and exercise science. She has enjoyed over 30 years of helping individuals optimize body alignment, restore movement, build strength and cultivate a balance in body, mind and spirit to pursue joyful living. Cheryl is deeply inspired to integrate the wisdom of Yoga into the future of health care.
Cheryl received her undergraduate and graduate education through Northern Arizona University. “C-IAYT” designates her certification with the International Yoga Therapy Association’s as a yoga therapist. Cheryl is also a faculty member with the Kripalu School of Integrative Yoga Therapy within the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health Yoga Therapy Training Program.She is a member of the Yoga Alliance, the International Association of Yoga Therapists, The American Physical Therapy Association and the International Association for the Study of Pain.