Vonnie Bixby

Every massage is custom because every 'body' is unique. :-)

I am massage therapist with 30 years experience in the health and wellness industry. Located in southwest Florida, I have offices in Matlacha and Bokeelia which are located on Pine Island. The massage modalities that I offer include, but are not limited to, Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy, Deep Tissue, Relaxation, Hot Bamboo, Cupping, Sports, Fascia Release for fibromyalgia and Ashiatsu/Foot Pressure (Matlacha only).
If you want to relax the entire body, I offer a Swedish massage with long...

I am massage therapist with 30 years experience in the health and wellness industry. Located in southwest Florida, I have offices in Matlacha and Bokeelia which are located on Pine Island. The massage modalities that I offer include, but are not limited to, Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy, Deep Tissue, Relaxation, Hot Bamboo, Cupping, Sports, Fascia Release for fibromyalgia and Ashiatsu/Foot Pressure (Matlacha only).
If you want to relax the entire body, I offer a Swedish massage with long gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to your heart. This type of massage focuses on muscle relaxation, targeting superficial muscles and increasing blood circulation. In addition, each foot will be wrapped in hot a towel before being massaged and hot bamboo may be applied to the back, neck and shoulders if needed or requested.
I also offer therapeutic massage which is a deeper tissue massage that targets the connective tissues and deep underling muscles. I address Chronic Myofascial Pain issues like Frozen Shoulder, Headaches, Sciatic pain, Tennis Elbow, Golfer's Elbow, Hip, Knee, Mid-& Lower Back Pain, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and "Computer Neck & Shoulders".
I specialize in myofascial trigger point therapy, which is a unique and highly effective non-surgical, non-drug approach to the relief of chronic and acute pain and dysfunction in the muscles and soft tissues.
If you experience chronic pain that other types of treatment and/or medications have not resolved, then it is likely that myofascial trigger points are the cause of your pain. I focus on the identification and treatment of myofascial pain and dysfunction. By identifying and treating underlying causes of muscular pain, teaching self-care techniques and restoring muscle function, I am able to help patients achieve pain relief and prevent recurrence.
My practice includes working with trauma, acute injuries, repetitive stress injuries, chronic pain, athletes, weekend warriors and rehabilitation; teen to seniors. I also help athletes optimize sports performance by eliminating trigger points that cause weakness, range of motion deficits, and muscle fatigue.
My passion is to help people get out of pain and restore pain-free movement.

EVERY massage is Custom, because every ‘body’ is unique.

Please check out the Trigger Point Website and Symptom Checker @ NAMTPT.ORG


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Where I Work
Available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
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Education
2008

Florida Academy of Massage and Skin Care

Massage

2010

Florida Academy of Massage and Skin Care

Cupping

2014

Beyond Trigger Points; Cathy Cohen

Beyond Trigger Points

Experience
Bodywork

Therapeutic Touch

Knowledge is power. I feel that Continuing Education Classes (CEC's) play a critical role in massage. I continue to learn new modalities to further assist my clients in becoming pain-free. I have taken many CEC classes; Trigger Point Certification, Lomi Lomi (Hawaiian massage), Ashiatsu (foot pressure), Structural Energy Therapy, Cupping, and myofascial release. I am in the process of becoming certified in micro point stimulation (MPS), which releases muscles via micro currency. I have performed body work/massage in a fitness facility, an upscale spa, and along-side a seasoned chiropractor. I currently offer massage at a Wellness Center/Matlacha and a Salon/Bokeelia, both located on Pine Island in southwest Florida. I taught group fitness classes for 28 years, was a NASM personal trainer for 12 years and have practiced massage for over 10 years. Additionally, I am a 'cancer thriver'; no evidence of disease since Nov. 2017. It's unfortunate to have experienced cancer, but I understand how harsh cancer treatments can effect the body; radiation, medications, hospital stays, etc. If you have or had cancer, I could help maintain or better your quality of life; stay strong.

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Bodywork & Massage

  • Therapeutic Touch
  • 30 Minute Massage

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