• Massage Therapists

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Stephanie Jeon

Stephanie Jeon  (LMBT 18330) joined Okra Yoga and Massage team in fall 2018. She specializes in Swedish, Thai Yoga Massage, and Bodywork and she uses all these techniques in her massage to heal and make her clients feel better. Stephanie began her journey of helping others by becoming certified yoga teacher in 2014. In 2016 she received her Thai Yoga training from her teacher Debby Stanley. She used Thai Yoga techniques to assist her clients in various yoga stretches to help them with flexibility and to reduce pain and tension. In 2018 she received her license from massage school at NC Advanced Bodywork in Charlotte, NC.

Kimberly Savage

Kimberly Savage, Holistic Massage Therapist {LMBT 17714}, Sacred Sound and Vibrational Alchemist, Meditation Facilitator is an E-RYT, Reiki Level 2 and a student of Intuitive Energy Healing and Ayurveda. She is a graduate of the NC Massage School with certificates in Clinical Neuromuscular and Structural Bodywork , Thai Massage, Ayurvedic Bodywork, Ace Medicupping and Massage cupping. Kim has studied with the Vibration Sound Association, Alessandra Montanna, Don Conreaux and Jens Zyger, Hale Pule, David Emerson, Michael Sitzer and Cara Viana.  She approaches every individual with reverence and respect focusing on healing and creating comfort in the body, soul and mind. Her massage technique, sound attunements and yoga teaching are influenced by the methods she has studied – swedish massage, sound and vibrational healing, intuitive energy, the energetic body {Chakra System}, thai bodywork, neuromuscular pain patterns, medicupping, aromatherapy, marma points, meditation, ayurveda and yoga.

Hal Smith

Hal Smith, co-owner and managing partner of Okra, started practicing at Okra a few years ago when he met Okra’s founder, Alicia Roskind. Once he saw and experienced the unique sense of community that had been created at Okra, he decided to partner with Alicia to further grow. Together they developed the retail concept for Gumbo Goods that would support the natural health and healing energy approaches that are practiced at Okra. In addition to managing the business, Hal offers massage services and hosts various workshops at Okra. He is a Licensed Spiritual Healer, Certified Raindrop Technique Specialist, RYT 200 Yoga Alliance Yoga Instructor, Certified Aroma Yoga Instructor, Certified ChiRunning Instructor, Certified Triggerpoint Myofascial Release Specialist, and Crossfit Trainer.

Jen Strassberg

Jen Strassberg (LMBT #8600) came to massage therapy in 2008 after spending many years working in performing arts management. She graduated from the Edmund Morgan School of Neuromuscular and Massage Therapy in Cornelius and while her style is more on the deeper, therapeutic level, her primary goal is to help the client feel better and she will tailor her sessions to meet the needs of each client. She has spent the bulk of her career in high volume spas, in addition to several seasons as the Resident Massage Therapist for the American Dance Festival in Durham and Carolina Ballet in Raleigh, as well as backstage massage at concerts and special events. In 2009 she received her Ashiatsu (barefoot massage) certification – stay tuned for announcement on booking that service soon! When not massaging, you will find Jen walking her rescue pup Walter around town, seeing live music, or playing her trumpet.

Catherine Warner

Catherine Warner is a new-ish Charlotte transplant from Los Angeles. She is a Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner, Licensed Massage & Bodywork Therapist, Certified Reiki & Energywork Practitioner, Certified Neurofeedback Technician, and an Elemental Craniosacral Student. Her scope of practice is mainly focused on mental health & trauma, digestive & gynecological disorders, and musculoskeletal conditions, especially of the head & neck. She is sooo excited to be joining the Okra team and to be spending more time with a community that has been so welcoming since her arrival!

Victoria Winchester

My primary goal with every client is to make them feel comfortable and safe so they can truly enjoy and benefit from their treatment. Unconditional positive regard is at the heart of every session. My style blends relaxation with deeper work, and it is highly adjustable. I am certified in Thai Yoga Bodywork for those seeking a more holistic & unique approach to massage. I thank my teacher, Michael Sitzer, for his stellar training in Asheville, NC. Thai Bodywork greatly influences my table sessions, which can include stretches, deep compressions, acupressure, traction, heat, and aromatherapy. I attended the Therapeutic Massage Training Institute in Dilworth in 2019 under local instructors from the fields of massage therapy & research, yoga therapy, physical therapy, and chiropractic.

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