Cara McKinney

  • NC License #: 13411
  • 24

Be good. Do good.

On paper, I have been a yoga teacher for nearing a decade with some 800 hrs in training, and a massage therapist for almost 5 years with about 600 hrs training. I've worked in many settings from chiropractic and physical therapy offices to spa facilities. I am trained in many modalities of bodywork including: Swedish, deep tissue, trigger point therapy, myofacial release therapy, reflexology, reiki, Thai bodywork, neuromuscular facilitation and yoga as therapy including breathing techniques f...

On paper, I have been a yoga teacher for nearing a decade with some 800 hrs in training, and a massage therapist for almost 5 years with about 600 hrs training. I've worked in many settings from chiropractic and physical therapy offices to spa facilities. I am trained in many modalities of bodywork including: Swedish, deep tissue, trigger point therapy, myofacial release therapy, reflexology, reiki, Thai bodywork, neuromuscular facilitation and yoga as therapy including breathing techniques for help releasing tension, pain, emotional holds, postural patterns and the like. From my heart I truly want to empower people to find space to not only take time for self care but find space to let go of what no longer serves, heal from within, and live more comfortably and optimally. I don't believe I can heal anyone but myself, likewise I believe you and only you can heal yourself. So, the way I see it is my job and duty is to hold safe space, share what I know about our bodies and the human condition, what I learn about your bodies and patterns, and empower you to prioritize self's whole health so you can share your gifts with the world. I truly look forward to working with you.

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Where I Work
Available Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Licenses
Massage

NC # 13411

Education
2013

Costa Rica School of Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy certification 560 hr

REVIEWS for my Bodywork, Spa, or Yoga services

by Hilary on Oct 27
Cara asked all the right questions to determine the best course of action to help ease a pain I was experiencing in my back and neck. Her approach was skillful and strategic, including incorporating myofascia techniques which released the tension and discomfort while at the same time enabled me to totally relax. I highly recommend her and look forward to experiencing her healing hands in the future.
by Emma on Aug 23
Cara was wonderful! She took the time to listen to really listen to what was bothering me, and created a session that was perfect for my muscles in distress. Her knowledge of the body is spot on. Will definitely be going back!
by Anonymous on Aug 16
Love the essential oils. I am a huge fan of these. I also like the stretching aspect during the massage. I have never experienced that before. Overall, the massage was great, and I look forward to booking another appointment. Thank you!
by Anonymous on Jul 19
She’s an amazing Theripist with very good understanding of anatomy and how the body works together. Strongly recommend!
by Glenda on Jul 16
I absolutely connected with Cara!!!! Her skill, professionalism and her knowledge was over and above what I expected. I look forward to working with Cara very soon in designing a program to help me with with my health and well being! The ambiance is so not related to her at we were at the apartment complex Ansley where I live! We are right next to the restrooms at the pool so nothing you can do about that. I was not bothered. 5 Stars all the way for Cara!!!
by Anonymous on Jul 11
Cara is great in all respects with a wide spectrum of modalities.
by Whitney on Jul 04
This was my first Thai Yoga Massage, and I sure hope it will not be my last. Cara made me feel very at ease and definitely focused on my problem areas. She is very knowledgeable!
by Lauren on Jun 29
Cara is such a wonderfully talented person! I have a small injury, but I have been able to tell a difference in my body lately- and so could she! Cara was able to point out some ways in which my body has adapted to the injury, and focused on not only helping me find peace of mind, but also peace of body, which I didn't know I so desperately needed! Easily the best massage of my life! I highly recommend trying aromatherapy with her. Thank you, Cara! I can't wait to meet with you again!
by Nadia on May 25
Great massage. Cara is highly intuitive as well as having mad skills! She establishes a calm and safe environment and was focused and attuned to what was happening in my psyche-soma throughout the 90 mins of the massage. I'm definitely going back. Couldn't recommend more strongly!
by Persis on May 23
Very satisfied with how I feel afterward and hope that getting regular massages will keep my body happy. Not a fan of the shoulder blade extension but know it's a good stretch for the back and it is what my back needs. Just feels uncomfortable. Overall great experience.

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Other
  • Pregnancy Massage
  • Deep Tissue
  • Swedish Massage
  • Thai Massage

Spa

  • Other

Yoga

  • Integral Yoga

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