Operated by Ashland Institute of Massage, Chrysalis Massage Clinic offers high-quality therapeutic treatments to the public at community-friendly prices.
Our professional massage clinic is staffed by hand-selected AIM graduates who have excelled in our program.
Chrysalis Massage Clinic is located at 280 E Hersey St, suite B-17 in the Hersey Street Business Park.
Chrysalis aims to make massage available to everyone as part of a healthy self-care regimen. At the same time, Chrysalis enables AIM graduates to build private clientele at the start of their professional careers. Therapists are versed in a variety of modalities, including Swedish massage, myofascial release, neuromuscular and deep tissue therapies, therapeutic assessment, and rehabilitative treatment. Occasionally, therapists offer Thai massage, craniosacral therapy, or other specialized modalities depending on individual trainings. For information on scheduling an appointment or available therapists, please call the AIM office at 541.482.5134.
The Chrysalis Massage Clinic is open every day. You can use our online scheduler below to book an appointment, or call 541.482.5134.
Payment is due at the time of scheduling to reserve your appointment. There is no refund for sessions cancelled with less than 24 hours notice.
Trout America, BA, LMT has been a member of the AIM team ever since graduating from AIM in 2011. He specializes in therapeutic and sports massage but provides fabulous relaxation massages as well. It is not uncommon for his clients to become relaxed enough to fall asleep, even during deep-tissue work. His sessions typically address one or two areas of focus while incorporating the rest of the body to integrate the work done. When not massaging, Trout enjoys outdoor adventuring, particularly sailing to the South Pacific and Hawaii.
Sara Glass integrates specific therapeutic techniques with a calming presence. She combines Swedish, neuromuscular/deep-tissue therapy, and myofascial release with craniosacral therapy and Reiki energy work. Her attentive listening skills, intuition, and ability to make accurate structural assessments enable her to provide effective treatment plans for her clients’ needs and goals. Believing our quality of life can be enhanced by the release of stress, tension, and pain, Sara creates a peaceful and caring environment with every session.
Born and raised in Ashland, Samantha Holtey has always been passionate about the community’s health and prosperity. As a massage therapist, she takes the time to understand each of her client’s needs and ambitions so vitality, relaxation, and an elevated sense of body awareness can be achieved. Using primarily a combination of myofascial release, Swedish massage, and deep-tissue massage, Samantha helps her clients relieve built up stress and tension throughout the body. With an active backround in sports and the outdoors, Samantha’s genuine love of life is evident in her work. She considers herself a lifelong learner and is currently focused on broadening her sports massage knowledge and treatment techniques.
Possessing a strong desire to help others, Dava Nimmo naturally gravitated toward massage. Her extensive background in holistic wellness has helped her develop an intuition and ability to make accurate structural assessments that allow her to carefully tailor a session to her client’s needs. With her grounded, calming presence and passionate commitment to bodywork, Dava holds a peaceful space for healing.
Kate Preskenis, BA holds an Iyengar Yoga Teacher Certification and was a multi-field major in sociology, environmental studies, and government. At the center of her approach to bodywork is an exquisitely sensitive touch, both gentle and profound, which she takes as deeply as the body allows. With curiosity and wonder, Kate follows the subtle energy of the body, allowing it to melt tension, release patterns, realign, and heal. A survivor of a complicated injury and surgery, she has learned much about her own body’s capacity for strength and healing, and she brings sensitivity to the experiences of clients who face physical challenges.
Lonnie Smith, BS graduated from AIM in 2013. Skilled in Swedish massage, myofascial release, neuromuscular facilitation, and deep tissue, he brings a diverse educational background in Western allopathic medicine. Lonnie intuitively recognizes each person’s uniqueness, taking individual physical, mental, and emotional experiences into account as he seeks the most effective treatment to alleviate stress, bring balance to the body, and help his clients reach their full potential of wellness and vitality. Currently gaining experience with lymphatic drainage, reflexology, and hot stone therapy, Lonnie strives to continue learning new skills.
David Sullivan fell in love with massage when a chance session in Asia changed the way he looked at his body. Using a fluid, elegant approach influenced by his background as a martial artist, David blends his therapeutic work into a relaxing session with a lulling but firm touch, allowing both his intuition and strong technical skills to address the unique needs of each client.