Kimberly Mercer

Professional Massage Therapist

My interest and passion about health and wellness started as a teen when I began teaching aerobics. I went on to study various forms of healing for the mind and body. At the University of Minnesota, I worked for the Department of Recreational Sports and received my B.S. degree in Family Social Science. In 2001, I graduated from Southwest Institute of Healing Arts as a Master Level Massage Therapist (LMT). In 2012, I studied with Kirk Yoga, and became a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT).

Over the y...

My interest and passion about health and wellness started as a teen when I began teaching aerobics. I went on to study various forms of healing for the mind and body. At the University of Minnesota, I worked for the Department of Recreational Sports and received my B.S. degree in Family Social Science. In 2001, I graduated from Southwest Institute of Healing Arts as a Master Level Massage Therapist (LMT). In 2012, I studied with Kirk Yoga, and became a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT).

Over the years I have trained and certified in several specialty techniques such as:
    • Neuromuscular Therapy
    • Myoskeletal Therapy
    • Biomechanic Restructuring
    • Muscle Energy Technique
    • Lymphatic Drainage
    • Massage Cupping
    • Pre- and Post-Natal Massage
I have many techniques to draw from when I am working with a client to help meet their individual needs. I help my clients find a sense of well-being through relaxation, relief from stress and chronic pain, and increased flexibility. 

My experience and training has allowed me to develop a customized system for assessing, treating, and preventing soft tissue injuries and chronic pain. I have spent 14 years practicing massage and found my niche in treating chronic pain. It has been rewarding to see my clients find freedom and relief in their bodies.

Yoga - I fell in love with yoga in 2000 and have practiced in several different styles and attended many retreats and workshops. In 2011, I began to deepen my study of yoga through Anusara teacher training. I loved the attention to form, safety, and alignment. I was immediately intrigued and hooked, both for rehabilitating my own injuries and as a method of exercise to help my clients unlock their optimal posture. I found the emphasis on precise alignment to be transformational for healing and the yoga philosophy to be personally empowering and life-affirming. I have had the privilege of studying with some amazing teachers like Martin and Jordan Kirk, Noah Maze, Sarah Starnes, Marc Holzman, Tara Trudell, Erich Schiffmann, Rod Stryker, and Doug Keller. 

Through the years, I have developed a keen understanding of the human body and its ability to naturally unfold and heal. This understanding fuels my passion that empowers my students and clients to tap into their own infinite healing potential and experience the freedom and joy both massage and yoga can bring.

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Where I Work
Education
2001

Southwest Institute of Healing Arts

Master Level Massage Therapist

1994

University of Minnesota

B.S. Family Social Science

Experience
Bodywork

Lomi Lomi

Worked Hawaiian Experience Spa for two and half years where this was the specialty massage.

Neuromuscular

Trained in St. John's Method of Neuromuscular Therapy. Also spent a year as a teaching assistant instructing in the method.

Hot Stone Massage

I love to use the hot stones facilitate a deeper relief of muscle pain and tension.

Sports Massage

I treat athletes in multiple stages of training including pre and post-event, recovery, maintenance period, and in the event an athlete suffers an injury that requires rehabilitation.

Trigger Point Therapy

I have studied and used trigger point therapy for 14 years. It is utilized as a form of release in Neuromuscular Therapy. I trained in the St. John Method of NMT in 2001.

Pregnancy

Certified with Kate Jordan in 2004 in pre and post natal massage.

Medical

Medical Massage is an outcome based massage to treat a specific condition. I utilize several therapeutic techniques of massage to target the specific problem that is being presented.

Other

I have taken level I and II Biomechanical Restructuring with Valerie Revering in Phoenix.

Other

I am certified in Erik Dalton's Myoskeletal Alignment Technique.

Other

I have studied Tom Ockler's Muscle Energy Technique.

Other

Massage Cupping Technique with Anita Shannon. I also incorporate Lymphatic Drainage with the cups.

Deep Tissue

14 years experience in deep therapeutic treatments.

REVIEWS for my Bodywork, Spa, or Skincare services

by Mark on Apr 29
Kim was amazing and is very knowledgable of her craft.
by Anonymous on Apr 27
Before scheduling appt I did read some reviews and some people made a comment about the noise from the other business next door. When the door was closed I could not hear anything. The room was welcoming, relaxing and very well put together I enjoyed it.
by Katie on Apr 27
Excellent!
by Sarah on Apr 17
Excellent massage, appreciate the detailed attention to my troubled areas.
by Anonymous on Apr 07
Explained how to address my problem areas.
by Richard on Mar 28
Kim is an amazing massage therapist. I am a paraplegic with severe muscle spasms. She handles those spasms and makes sure those nerves don't have aggravation and she is continuing the massage. She is the best!
by Heather on Mar 01
Fantastic
by Heather on Feb 29
Kim addressed specific concerns that I had. The pain I was feeling in my left shoulder blade is much more manageable.
by Kearsten on Feb 27
Amazing massage, she really knows what shes doing!
by Michael on Feb 23
I really liked the combination of cupping and lymph treatment which is unusual and well suited to me. Kimberley also uses other modalities, like deep tissue and lomi-lomi which I hope to experience next time. The massage room is part of a professional building - very clean - and Kimberly is very experienced and keen to repond to clients particular needs. There must be hundreds of people doing theraputic massage in the valley - many using indistinguishable techniques . If you want to experience something a little different with an experienced practioner, I would recommend Kimberly.

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Mobile Chair Massage
  • Swedish Massage
  • Other
  • Medical Massage
  • Massage Cupping
  • Hot Stone Massage
  • Pregnancy Massage

Spa

  • Other

Skincare

  • Facial

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