Touch is an important aspect to healing, especially through massage. Whether it’s Swedish, deep tissue, pre-natal or sports massage, facilitating movement through gentle or strong pressure is a way to ease pain and tension, and bring the body back into balance.
Nicole LaCour [ LMT ] fell in love with massage as a teenager when she rode horses competitively. Massage not only helped her but also aided her horses performance to the highest degree. After realizing the endless benefits of massage, she decided that she wanted to go to school for massage therapy. Nicole went to school in Orlando, Florida and received her license in 2014. After massaging in Florida for a few years she decided to move to Richmond to be closer to family. In Richmond, she began working closely with physical therapists, chiropractors, and acupuncturists and began to see the beauty in how each profession approaches the body. Nicole has worked with many clients and tailors each session to their specific needs. Nicole blends many techniques and modalities, from deep tissue to myofascial release and Swedish, to best suit her clients.
Nicole is continuing her education and has applied for the School of Physical Therapy at VCU. There, she plans to earn a doctorate in Physical Therapy and continue to help people on their path to wellness.
Avail on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays
Dionne DiBlasio is a certified Massage Therapist based in Richmond, Virginia. Having graduated from The Institute of Massage Therapies, she is also certified by Virginia's Board of Nursing. Dionne specializes in a combination of Deep Tissue and Swedish Massage. Dionne has worked in both clinical and spa settings with a wide range of clients and client needs. For the last four years, she has worked in conjunction with physical therapists to facilitate the healing process prior to and post surgery. If you are recovering from an injury, dealing with chronic pain, or simply want to relax, Dionne will develop a personalized treatment plan for you. Her hope is to create an environment where clients feel safe, comfortable, and at ease.
In addition to being a massage therapist, Dionne is a mother and pediatric cancer advocate. She previously studied ballet and modern dance at The Alvin Ailey School. Her body awareness as well as interest in bodywork is the result of her experience as a dancer and yoga student, using this to help guide her in her practice.
Available on Tuesday evenings and Saturday mornings
Kayla Berry received a degree in Anthropology from Virginia Commonwealth University. After graduating from VCU, she moved to China with the US Peace Corps. It was there that she began noticing how her own body worked as a holistic system—the physical, emotional, and spiritual bodies being interdependent. Kayla enjoys guiding others to discover and listen to the many ways our bodies communicate with us. Your body does its own healing, but sometimes it needs some help along the way. Her intention is to co-create a space for this healing to happen. She uses an intuitive, slow, and thorough approach to the soft tissues and fascial bindings. Sinking in layer by layer, she works with what your body is saying, allowing deep release to occur with ease.
Kayla is certified in Pre and Post-Natal Massage, Medical Massage, and is a Reiki Master Teacher. She has plans to pursue studies of Manual Lymphatic Drainage and Acupuncture. Kayla works with a variety of techniques, including Deep Tissue, Swedish, and Reiki energy work. Her favorite clients are ones who are active participants in their own journey of learning about their bodies, and she welcomes curiosity at any point along the way.
Available on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays