Zakia Ruffin

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License

  • Massage, NC #9928

Education

  • Southeastern Institute: Charlotte

Specialties

Bodywork & Massage

  • Sports Massage
  • Massage
  • Warm Stones
  • Thai Massage
  • Deep Tissue
  • Reflexology
  • Pregnancy Massage
  • Thai Foot Massage
  • Other
  • Warm Bamboo Sticks
  • Ayurvedic Massage

Spa

  • Other

Zakia Ruffin

The wish for healing has always been half of health. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

I have been a licensed massage and bodywork therapist since April 2010 and I received my certification from Southeastern Institute in Charlotte, NC with a concentration in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Neuromuscular, and Trigger Point therapy. Since graduating I have become certified in Prenatal, Hot Stone, Sports massage, Bamboo Fusion, Thai Massage and Integrative Reflexology.  In being a massage therapist I have been blessed with meeting some amazing people and found a love for massage and all... more

Where I Work

Sticks and Stones Massage  
(239)

402 Penny Lane, Concord, NC 28025 Map it

Licenses

Massage, NC # 9928

 

Education

2010
Southeastern Institute: Charlotte
Massage Therapy

 

Notable Experiences

None listed

(63)

Overall Rating based on Verified reviews
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Customer Reviews

(63 Reviews)

Hayley T.
Jan 2017
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Massage
5
Very professional and understanding of what I needed, rebooked immediately
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5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Kimberly R.
Jan 2017
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Massage
5
Wonderful massage!!
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5.0
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5.0
Michelle M.
Jan 2017
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Massage
5
Loved my massage! Zakia is wonderful!
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5.0
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5.0
Michelle M.
Jan 2017
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Reflexology Feet Only
5
Wonderful!!
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5.0
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5.0
Anonymous
Jan 2017
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Sticks and Stones Massage
5
She was great! Very kind and professional. She made sure I was comfortable at every step.
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5.0
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5.0
Anonymous
Jan 2017
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Massage
5
Zakia was so nice and professional.
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5.0
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5.0
Anonymous
Dec 2016
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4
She talked me through everything she was going to do.
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4.0
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4.0
Larry L.
Dec 2016
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Massage
5
Excellent as always
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5.0
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5.0
Rick O.
Dec 2016
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Massage
5
zakia did great job. felt very relaxed
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5.0
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5.0
Thomas B.
Dec 2016
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Sports Massage
5
See comments above.
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5.0
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5.0
Anonymous
Dec 2016
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Thai Foot Massage
5
professional, conscientious, skillful
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5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Todd C.
Nov 2016
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Massage
5
just right. not painful but not to easy. Very nice. calm. excellent experience.
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5.0
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5.0
Anonymous
Nov 2016
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Massage
5
Zakia was great! Feeling much better today. I'll be making another appointment for sure.
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5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anita A.
Nov 2016
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Massage
5
Zakia is extremely attentive and very good at what she does! I actually fell asleep during my massage and she took it all in stride!
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5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Elizabeth R.
Nov 2016
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Massage
5
I was so very pleased with my massage with Zakia. Some of my muscles were extremely tight, and Zakia did a wonderful job of releasing tension, with just the right amount of pressure. I shall return!
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5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Patti P.
Nov 2016
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5
Zakia gave a fantastic deep-tissue massage in preparation for my marathon. She worked out my knots and I'm feeling so much better!
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5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Racheal B.
Oct 2016
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Massage
5
Zakia was very professional and did an amazing job. I will be back!
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5.0
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5.0
Lisa P.
Oct 2016
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Massage
5
Very professional and had me feeling great when I left!
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5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Sara G.
Oct 2016
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Massage
5
She was great, she has a pleasant and soft voice. She was very professional.
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5.0
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5.0
Anonymous
Sep 2016
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Massage**
5
I received an awesome therapeutic massage from Zakia.
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5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Sep 2016
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Loyal Reward Hour
5
I received an awesome therapeutic massage from Zakia.
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5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Sep 2016
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Sports Massage
5
See comments above
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5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Terri S.
Sep 2016
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Reflexology Hands & Feet and Bodywork
5
It was awesome
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5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Earl B.
Sep 2016
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Sports Massage
5
Great therapist
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5.0
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5.0
Debra C.
Sep 2016
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Massage
5
Absolutely loved having Zakia. She worked out the many kinks I had.
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5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Taylor P.
Aug 2016
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Deep Muscle Therapy
5
First time I added this--I will definitely add it again!! It really made a difference.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Taylor P.
Aug 2016
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Massage
5
My first massage with Zakia....she was AMAZING!!!! I feel so much better today. She is very skilled and also has a warming personality.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Patty W.
Aug 2016
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Reflexology Feet Only
5
My vist was great, just no long enough. Next time I will schedule more time. Thank you!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Jeff C.
Aug 2016
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Massage
5
Very professional & did a great job!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Samantha C.
Jul 2016
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Massage**
5
She was the best! I won't go anywhere else!
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5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Sandra H.
Jul 2016
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Disc One Hour Pkg (5)
5
Her focused attention to detail on stressed and knotted areas was superb. Her deep tissue and neuromuscular technique was spot on. Superb therapist!
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5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Christina H.
Jul 2016
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Massage
5
Zakia took care of my exact needs, she listened and communicated with me throughout my massage to make sure I was getting the most benefit from it.
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5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Jul 2016
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Massage
5
Zakia was awesome as usual!
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5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Jenny C.
Jul 2016
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Massage
5
Great therapist and massage.
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5.0
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5.0
Sean M.
Jul 2016
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5 One Hour Massages
5
Zakia is phenomenal. It's amazing how she found all the spots that needed attention. She really knows her stuff. She is my new massage therapist, already booked the appointment.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Jun 2016
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Massage
5
Best massage ever!
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5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Jun 2016
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Aromatherapy-Zendocrine
5
The scent wasn't overpowering and felt great!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Jun 2016
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Massage
5
1 hour deep tissue massage. Zakia is awesome!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Phyllis K.
Jun 2016
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Massage
5
See above. Liked the music. Maybe a bit more volume than necessary but not bad at all. Consider offering aromatherapy in the massage environment as an option.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Rachel P.
Jun 2016
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Couples Massage 1/2
5
Everything
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5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Jun 2016
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Massage
5
Very good
Skill
4.0
Friendliness
5.0
Nora N.
May 2016
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Warm Stones
5
Zakia's skills were great, and her touch very comforting.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Janet P.
May 2016
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Massage
5
Kakia is wonderful! She listens to what I need and addresses those issues exactly! Her deep tissue massage is the best ever! I leave feeling not only relaxed but healthier and energized (after a few minutes!)! Great location, great price. I'm a fan!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Stacy F.
May 2016
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Massage
5
She was able to work out some really tough knots in my back and neck. Great work!
Skill
4.0
Friendliness
4.0
Anonymous
May 2016
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Massage
5
True professional that not only knows deep tissue massage, but can execute.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Bridgette p.
May 2016
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Massage
5
Absolutely nothing
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Briana W.
May 2016
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Massage
5
The pressure is on point every time!She's the best!!! Enjoyed my massage every time
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Amy M.
May 2016
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Massage
5
Zakia is awesome! My back pain (that I had been dealing with for a week) was almost nonexistent after one hour with her. She even gave me some at home care tips for the rest of the week. Thank you so much!!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Apr 2016
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Massage
4
Think I've found my new massage therapist.
Skill
4.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Apr 2016
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5 One Hour Massages
5
Awesome
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5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Apr 2016
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Upgrade Thai Massage
5
Awesome
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Cordelia A.
Apr 2016
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Massage
5
Love Stucks and Stones
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Michelle B.
Apr 2016
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Massage
5
Loved the professionalism and the overall feel of the place. Everyone was very nice
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Apr 2016
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Massage
5
Zakia is AMAZING!!!!!!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Apr 2016
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Deep Muscle Therapy
5
Zakia is AMAZING!!!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Michelle C.
Mar 2016
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Massage
5
My first massage with Zakia. It definitely shows that Zakia loves what she does. She is an excellent massage therapist. She also does amazing work on hands and feet. Feeling great. Can't wait to try her thai massage.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Susan O.
Jan 2016
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Massage
5
Great pressure and very nice
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Connie L.
Jan 2016
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Massage
5
Excellent with deep massage!
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5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Faith J.
Dec 2015
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Massage
5
Loved her! Best massage I have ever had!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Nov 2015
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Sports Massage
5
I feel great when I leave :)
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Nov 2015
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Sports Massage
5
Zakia is very professional. Love her
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Doug K.
Sep 2015
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Massage
4
Zakia came in at the last minute to replace another therapist. Zakia was professional and provided a deep tissue, stress relieving massage. She was not afraid to apply the required pressure and succeeded in working out all of the tension.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Larry L.
Sep 2015
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Sports Massage
5
e x c excellent l l e n t
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5.0
Friendliness
5.0