Kathleen Pascoe

Take time to pause

My deep respect for the power of human touch was developed by how my mother nurtured me as a child.  I remember with fondness those wonderful moments when her soft fingers floated over my face lulling me into a sweet sleep.  During my college years, many of my friends would come to me for head massages because they claimed I gave the best!  Little did I realize in the late 1970s that massage therapy would become a viable career choice! 

As I was pondering a new life path twenty-years a...

My deep respect for the power of human touch was developed by how my mother nurtured me as a child.  I remember with fondness those wonderful moments when her soft fingers floated over my face lulling me into a sweet sleep.  During my college years, many of my friends would come to me for head massages because they claimed I gave the best!  Little did I realize in the late 1970s that massage therapy would become a viable career choice! 

As I was pondering a new life path twenty-years ago, I visited a naturopath’s office and was struck by the ambiance of gentle music and the aroma of essential oils filling the air.  I knew then that I wanted to work in such an environment.  Combining my respect for human touch with the desire to create a calm and serene environment, I set off in the direction of pursuing massage therapy as a career.  By that fall, I was enrolled in the Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy.  Since completing the program in 2004, I have worked in a wide-range of massage settings - the chiropractic office, day-spa,  corporate work place, and nursing homes. 

A massage specialty I have pursued is oncology massage.  I’ve witnessed the wonderful effect touch had upon  my mother and best friend, both of whom were diagnosed with cancer.  I have worked with the Integrative Wellness Program at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center and on a pediatric oncology unit at Pittsburgh Children’s Hospital.  I have also worked with hundreds of terminally ill patients in-home, inpatient, and in nursing homes with Family Hospice and Palliative Care.

At Selah Massage Therapy, I offer Swedish massage for your relaxation; trigger point therapy to release tight knots which might be causing you pain; pregnancy massage to provide comfort for your body as you grow a new life; and hot stone massage to melt the tension right out of your muscles.  Please see our menu of services.  Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, I am not offering oncology massage at this time.

I am so pleased to welcome you to Selah Massage Therapy.  A place created for you to exhale, relax, and rejuvenate!

- Kathy

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Licenses
Massage

PA # MSG003613

Education
2002

Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy

REVIEWS for my Bodywork services

by Cindy on Dec 04
My massage felt so good--It was just what I needed/wanted. The pressure was just right--I felt so relaxed and refreshed. The massage therapist checked in, frequently, to make sure the pressure was what I wanted. The room is small. There is no separate area to change clothes so the massage therapist has to step out of the room. That was the only thing that was a bit odd.

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Oncoloy Massage
  • Chair Massage
  • Massage Therapy
  • Hot Stone Massage
  • Swedish Massage
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Pregnancy Massage