Here at Unravel Massage our mission is to facilitate our client’s restoration from past and present stress by integrating modalities and working in tandem with conventional and holistic medicinal resources.
Always a student…
McKenna will avidly seek continuing education for more tools and techniques to bring to their clients.
They have easily over 750+ hours of formal massage school training, as well as roughly 50 hours of in-class training specific to cupping techniques.
My Journey – McKenna, LMT CCT
Licensed Massage Therapist & Certified Cupping Therapist
McKenna’s passion is contributing and giving back to trauma recovery. They fully believe in the healing power of the individual through bodywork. They have been working with psychotherapists and bodyworkers for their own holistic journey since they were 16. It is important to them to be compatible with people’s “care-tribe” and to work in tandem with medical professionals, be it conventional and/or holistic medicinal resources. As part of their practice, McKenna remains dedicated to community service by donating time thru the YWCA to those who could not otherwise afford massage.
McKenna has been around healthcare and inspired by energy and body workers from a young age. They have been a licensed Massage Therapist since 2017, when they obtained their Massage Therapy License through The Institute for Massage Education in Kalamazoo, MI. They promptly also then received their Certification for Cupping Therapy from The International Cupping Therapy Association. After running their own studio in Kalamazoo in 2018, they then moved to Columbus, OH and attended Columbus State University to finish up the remaining Ohio licensing requirements. They next opened a business in Grandview in March of 2020, and have since gleefully relocated in 2022 to the Well Within Collective at 1496 Old Henderson Road, down the street from Tensuke Market and Little Japan.
McKenna’s fervor for cupping started in 2014, when fire-cupping was the only bodywork modality that seemed to touch the pain they were experiencing from participating in circus arts. In 2017 they gained their initial cupping certification within a month of being licensed for massage therapy, receiving further education in fire-cupping, sports cupping, and fascial cupping from ITCA. They next took an advanced certification course, as well as certification in Rockpods(tm). Other massage skills developed in their formal massage educational programs were: Swedish Massage, Acupressure, Reflexology, Trigger Point, Sports Massage, Pregnancy Massage, Geriatrics, Children’s Massage, Wellness, Kinesiology, Cranial Sacral, Myofascial, Polarity, and Anatomy, Physiology, and Pathology. Rather than separating these modalities, they prefer to work with clients individually to determine a course of treatment using the strategies best suited to their needs. They consistently work to expand this list, as well as gain higher competency in these (and more) fields.
What People Say
“McKenna is very attentive to my wants and needs as a client, and adjusts the session for me as an individual. She makes me feel very safe; never do I feel exposed, even when trying new techniques. Her work speaks for itself; I feel relief whenever I get off her table.”Tessa M.
“McKenna methodically addresses my entire body, finds the restrictions in my muscles and helps me to relax them. During my session she keeps our communication open to allow me to explain how I’m feeling on a deeper level, which helps me discover for myself why I feel the way I do. Her knowledge of the body and its systems is immense, making me feel comfortable and safe even on my more emotionally vulnerable days. She has helped me become reacquainted with my body by feeling it on a deeper level. I highly recommend meeting with McKenna and receiving a massage from her.”Audrienne M.
“I feel like I have a new spine. I’m so impressed by her knowledge and skill. The space is lovely and her bright manner is infectious. Recommending McKenna to all my friends!”Rachel M.
“McKenna is attentive to your needs and adjusts accordingly. She’s also great at providing relaxation for pregnancy- related aches and pains.”Rita H.
“Everyone in town should go see McKenna. She’s one of the best massage therapists that I’ve ever met. You owe it to yourself and your health to go see her make an appointment today.”Mark G.
- Institute for Massage Education 2015-2017. 600+ hours in various subjects, including: Anatomy and Physiology, Body Assessment, Wellness and Nutrition, Swedish Massage, Myofascial Release, Deep Tissue Massage, Sports-Massage, Kiniseology, Pregnancy Massage, Children’s Massage, Geriatric Massage, Cranial Sacral Therapy, Reflexology, and Acupressure (Shiatsu).
- International Cupping Therapy Association Cupping Certifications
- Contemporary Cupping Methods: 24 hours, 2017.
- Advanced Cupping Techniques: 16 hours, 2019.
- Columbus State University 2019. 150+ hours of classroom time, including education in a cadaver lab, extensive Pathology and Physiology education, and First Aid training including basic life support certification, CPR certification, and advanced cardiovascular life support certification.
- RockTape Certifications
- RockPods: 7 hours, 2020.
- RockFloss, 7 hours 2020.
Benefits of working with a Certified Cupping Therapist…
Certification classes from the International Cupping Therapy Association covers 40+ hours of training in:
Cupping History, Theory, Equipment, Benefits, Applications, Safety, Sanitation, Contraindications, Detoxification and Client Education, Cellulite treatment and reduction thru cupping, Fire Cupping, Russian Massage Cupping method, Flash Cupping, Greek Flash Cupping, Sports and Orthopedic Cupping, Dynamic vs. Stationary Cupping, Fascial Cupping, Intermittent Cupping, Negative Pressure Massage, Biomagnetic Cupping, PediCupping Protocol, Abdominals and Cupping the Belly, Facial Cupping, Facial Rejuvenation Cupping, Cupping of the Neck, Shoulders and Chest, Sinus & TMJ Release
Additional Continuing Education for Cupping:
- RockTape‘s FMT RockPods Certification: “FMT RockPods introduces the concept of skin/fascial decompression to help improve tissue mobility, enhance movement and modulate discomfort* with the use of myofascial cups.”