Armina Familar-Ragsdale

We all rise with the tide.

In 2017, massage helped save my life. I was receiving regular treatments for what I thought was frozen shoulder, and after several sessions was seeing dramatic improvement in mobility and less pain. I was feeling better than I had in several years, which is part of what made my heart attack at age 44 so surprising. A 99% blockage in an artery was able to be opened with a stent but, after that, self care went from a luxury to a necessity. I believe if I hadn't been receiving regular bodywork, ...

In 2017, massage helped save my life. I was receiving regular treatments for what I thought was frozen shoulder, and after several sessions was seeing dramatic improvement in mobility and less pain. I was feeling better than I had in several years, which is part of what made my heart attack at age 44 so surprising. A 99% blockage in an artery was able to be opened with a stent but, after that, self care went from a luxury to a necessity. I believe if I hadn't been receiving regular bodywork, I would have mistaken the pain of the heart attack for the pain of frozen shoulder, and would not now be able to offer the healing of massage to others.


Now, massage therapy is not only a career, but a calling. When I help someone overcome chronic pain, or alleviate the effects of stress, I am able to share the healing benefits I experienced myself. Nothing is more rewarding.

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

SC # 11584

Education
2018

Trident Technical College

Massage Therapy Certificate

Experience
Bodywork

Massage Envy - Massage Therapist

Offered custom massage, including Swedish, therapeutic, deep tissue, and hot stone massage Therapist of the Month, April 2019

Synergy Day Spa - Massage Therapist

Offered custom massage including Swedish, therapeutic, deep tissue, hot stone, and Bamboo-fusion Also offered Reiki

Massage therapist for Kai Zen Way retreat 2019

Offered massage for retreatants, including Swedish, therapeutic, deep tissue, and Bamboo-fusion

Reiki

Reiki Master/Teacher since 2005

REVIEWS for my Bodywork, Wellness, or Coaching services

by Betsi on Apr 29
First of all, Mina has healing hands. She also has excellent technical knowledge of anatomy and physiology and knows what muscle groups are connected and moves along a path of healing for all muscles in need of relief. Mina used hot rocks to melt away stress and muscle knots. The "Reset" experience is aptly named. I highly recommend the add on head and neck massage and aromatherapy treatment, which was heavenly.
by Kathie on Apr 17
Mina is calm, professional and I have never had a better massage experience!
by Kaitlin on Apr 10
I appreciated everything - worked out some rough spots that have been hurting for years!
by Karen on Apr 08
Oh my goodness- I don’t think I realized how “clenched” I was after moving from another state- until Mina found the issues! I am so happy to be in the process towards healing body and mind- thank you!!!
by Matt on Apr 04
Mina is amazing!! She has an uncanny ability to find trouble spots and a set of confident and assured techniques for working on those spots. I’d recommend Mina to anyone with pain issues or anyone simply in need of some relaxation.
by Anonymous on Apr 02
Very informative.
by Janet on Mar 08
Loosened all my mucles. Awesome!!!!
by Anonymous on Mar 07
Everything right down to her soothing voice!
by Nicole on Feb 26
Meeting Mina was like reconnecting with an old friend. I was immediately comfortable with her, and my massage was amazing. She really helped ease my shoulder pain—I can’t wait for our next session!
by Art on Feb 16
I appreciated how safe and comfortable she makes me feel...always giving me her full attention in discussing my needs and requests. She has a gentle approach to her consultation which is lovely and incredibly soothing, and this carries over beautifully into her work as a therapist. She seems to know what each muscle needs and listens to the body with keen awareness. As a retired professional massage therapist with over 25 years of experience, I am grateful and appreciative to be able to send my clients and loved ones to Mina - knowing they will be well taken care of from beginning to end of each session.

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • massage
  • Hot Stone Massage
  • Massage
  • Pregnancy Massage
  • Gua Sha
  • Myofascial Release
  • Other
  • Reiki
  • Swedish Massage

Wellness

  • workshop
  • Other

Coaching

  • Transformational

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