I'm Getting Married! (And Moving to Texas...)

This may not be a blog post properly speaking, but in addition to the email announcement I sent out to my clients, I figured this was a pretty effective way to spread the word.

I am overjoyed to announce that on May 5th, the love of my life proposed to me and I said yes! This is both wonderful news and bittersweet news for me to pass on to you. On the one hand, I am going to be marrying the man of my dreams, and am immensely looking forward to starting my new life with him. On the other hand, this means that I will be moving to Texas after the wedding at the end of October and will have to say farewell to all of my wonderful clients in California. I truly could not have made A Touch of Tranquility a success without you, and you will certainly be missed.

I also wanted to take the time to assure all of my clients that I will be actively trying to help you find new massage therapists before I leave. I have several colleagues and trade partners to recommend to you based off of your individual needs and which style I think you would most enjoy and benefit from. It is my pleasure to help you find someone else to help you feel at your best before I move on to this next chapter of my life. And of course you are more than welcome to keep seeing me until I close my doors! Following is a brief rundown of five therapists that I have personally seen and recommend.

For those of my clients who prefer light to medium pressure Swedish massage, I can recommend Lori Bartolomei, who also works in the same building as me. Having trained at Healing Arts Institute like myself, Lori has similar techniques and a very calming, healing style. Plus, she does amazing hot stone massages which I strongly encourage you to try! You can either leave a message with me when you come see me next or contact her directly at 916-207-6222.

For those who prefer medium to heavy pressure with some additional focus on problem areas, I can recommend Tasha Standridge, who is the owner/operator of Gold Country Massage Therapy and my valued trade partner. Tasha has a style very similar to my own (her Signature Massage is a blend of Swedish and some deep tissue techniques to work out any tight spots she finds and leave you totally relaxed), and she is only a little further down the road in Roseville. You can either book online at her website http://goldcountry.massagetherapy.com/ (and make sure you've selected Tasha as your therapist at the top!) or call her directly at 916-547-3730.

A wonderful all-around massage therapist who simply excels at both Swedish and deep tissue massage is Danny Klinger, a former teacher of mine from Healing Arts Institute and a dear friend. If you don't mind having a male therapist, I absolutely encourage you to go to Danny for a caring, customized massage that will address your problem areas and leave you feeling like new. Be sure to book with him in advance! He is quite popular amongst his regular clients and his schedule can fill up quickly. His number is 916-521-1291. Danny also works part-time at some of the Massage Envy franchises in the Rocklin and Roseville area, so be sure to look him up there if you are interested in joining a Massage Envy!

Finally, for those of my clients who need strictly deep tissue, I can recommend two therapists, both of whom are former teachers of mine and whom I encourage you to try in order to determine which one best fulfills your goals for your massage session. The first is Marylisa Correia, owner of the Blue Door Salon and Spa and Massage by Marylisa just a few buildings down from mine on Taylor Road. Marylisa does great deep tissue and as a personal trainer also has intimate knowledge of anatomy and physiology. Her phone number is 916-660-6798. The second therapist I can recommend is Johannes Jilesen. Johannes is an orthopedic massage therapist and neurokinetic therapist. Utilizing deep tissue techniques as well as specialized release techniqes and assessment tests, he can often pinpoint and bring relief to even the most stubborn problems. He can be reached at 530-770-1315.

Lastly, I would like to encourage all gift certificate holders to please use your gift certificates before the end of September. I will be closing my doors shortly thereafter in order to allow myself enough time to finish wedding preparations and will be unable to redeem your gift certificates once I have done so. If I have not redeemed your gift certificates by the middle of September, please expect to receive an email or phone call from me. Thank you in advance for your consideration.

If you have any questions at all or need assistance finding a therapist that I have not listed, please do not hesitate to ask me, as I am more than happy to help in any way that I can. And, if you ever are out in Texas, don't hesitate to look me up!

I wish you all wellness and peace!

Julia Shelton (soon to be Wilson!)