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License

  • Massage, PA #MSG000661
  • NCBTMB Board Certified Massage Therapist, # 327983-00

Education

  • Westminster College
  • Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy

Specialties

Bodywork & Massage

  • Orthopedic Massage
  • Lymphatic Drainage Techniques
  • Mobile Chair Massage
  • Ionic Foot Detox
  • Castor Oil
  • Pregnancy Massage
  • Hot Stone Massage

Denise Lanigan

Returning Balance (Inside and Out)

  • What attracted you to a career in massage?
I only lasted in Corporate America for about 3 years before I realized that it was not a good fit for me.  With some divine leading, I found my way to massage school and discovered my true calling!  My pre-med background made school easy and the transition into the medical side of massage a natural path. 

  • Which school did you attend and which certifications do you hold?
I graduated from Westminster College in 1997 with a BS in Biology in 1997. I then gr...
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Where I Work

Lanigan Massage & Bodywork  
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401 Locust Street, Suite 1B, Coraopolis, PA 15108 Map it

Licenses

Massage, PA # MSG000661
NCBTMB Board Certified Massage Therapist, # 327983-00

 

Education

1997
Westminster College
BS Biology (pre-med)
2002
Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy
Advanced Massage Therapy

 

Notable Experiences

Bodywork
Hot Stone Massage
I use specially contoured Synergy Stone hot stones in all of my massages. The hot stones take the body into a deep state of relaxation while melting away the tension in the fascia (connective tissue) and muscles. This makes rehabilitative massage very relaxing.
Orthopedic Massage
I have over 13 years of training with the top professionals in the field - Including (but not limited to): James Waslaski (Integrated Manual Therapy); Erik Dalton (Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques); Whitney Lowe (Orthopedic Assessment); Ben Benjamin (low back and shoulder conditions); Tom Myers (Anatomy Trains); Aaron Mattes (Active Isolated Stretching). I also have extensive training in neuromuscular (trigger point) therapy, myofascial release techniques, and sports massage.
Lymphatic Drainage Techniques
Trained by the Upledger Institute in 2002, I have been practicing Lymphatic Drainage Techniques for more than 10 years. I also use several other modalities to enhance lymphatic drainage and general detoxification, including (but not limited to) Raindrop Therapy, Castor Oil Packs, Ionic Foot Detox therapy, and a Himalayan Salt Bowl which purifies the air by releasing negative ions.

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(24 Reviews)

Anonymous
Jan 2017
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Hot Stone Integrated Massage
5
really enjoyed it, and felt great afterwards!
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5.0
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5.0
Stephanie F.
Dec 2016
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Hot Stone Integrated Massage
5
I have never had a massage like this. So unique and personalized. I felt stretched and relieved. I don't get massage often but when I do I want it to be here. Denise is amazing.
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5.0
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5.0
Lynn R.
Dec 2016
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Hot Stone Integrated Massage
5
I've never had a massage this good! I felt great afterward! Thank you! I highly recommend Denise!
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5.0
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5.0
Brian S.
Nov 2016
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90 Minute - Package of 3
5
Also does a great job! Specializing in what your needs are that visit.
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5.0
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5.0
Anonymous
Sep 2016
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90 Minute - Package of 5
5
I'm quite impressed with her skill.
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5.0
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5.0
Terri G.
Sep 2016
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90 Minute - Package of 12
5
Wonderful experience with exceptional results.
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5.0
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5.0
Rick H.
Jul 2016
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Hot Stone Integrated Massage
5
Except for the discomfort which you are going to get where you have your issues it was great,
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5.0
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5.0
Anton D.
May 2016
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Hot Stone Integrated Massage
5
Great!
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5.0
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5.0
Dave M.
May 2016
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90 Minute - Package of 3
5
This was my second session with Denise Lanigan. Based on a recommendation from a fellow tennis player, I went to see her for severe back, leg, and hip pain. I am in the process of getting a hip replacement, so the massage therapy is not going to solve that problem. My leg and back muscle strength and flexibility is so compromised that I wanted to see if anything could be done prior to surgery. I have seen an acupuncturist (12 times) and a bodyworks person (5 times) in Arizona over the winter. Without a doubt I have seen more improvement in two sessions with Denise than with other professionals. I plan to continue to see Denise prior to surgery to improve what I can via massage and will certainly work with her during my post-surgery rehab. I am very impressed.
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4.0
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5.0
Jim G.
Apr 2016
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Hot Stone Integrated Massage
5
Denise is a master of many kinds of massage. Most importantly she senses what kind of techniques and pressure to use by listening to her "radar" which has been honed by many years of experience.
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5.0
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5.0
Walter R.
Apr 2016
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90 Minute - Package of 12
5
All good
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5.0
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5.0
Diana K.
Apr 2016
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Hot Stone Integrated Massage
5
Denise truly has a God-given talent enhanced by a variety of training and experience. She is so knowledgeable and allowed me to ask questions. I learned more about how massage can truly help my body heal. She has a beautiful spirit and puts you at ease. She conveys a sense of caring, keeping the client's needs as her top priority!
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5.0
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5.0
Anonymous
Mar 2016
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90 Minute - Package of 3
5
Denise's massage studio is very relaxing. It is quiet and private. She plays very relaxing music which allows you to unwind. Denise's technique is superb. She has great knowledge of the body and is a master at massage. I felt a interior peacefulness afterwards. I would recommend her highly.
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5.0
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5.0
Anna C.
Jan 2016
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Hot Stone Integrated Massage
5
Everything was good.
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5.0
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5.0
Susan C.
Jan 2016
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Hot Stone Integrated Massage
5
Relaxing and healing
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5.0
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5.0
Sharon C.
Jan 2016
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Hot Stone Integrated Massage
5
Fabulous!
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5.0
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5.0
Dana P.
Dec 2015
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Hot Stone Integrated Massage
5
The massage was incredibly therapeutic. Denise is the best!
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5.0
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5.0
Anonymous
Nov 2015
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60 Minute - Package of 5
5
Denise has magic hands and is delightful.
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5.0
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5.0
Donna .
Sep 2015
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Hot Stone for Pain Management
5
Denise you rock girl! no pain at all this morning feels great will be back if it goes bad. minor pain in left shoulder area just sore probably
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5.0
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5.0
Shirley B.
Jul 2015
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Hot Stone Integrated Massage
5
Denise is awesome. I have RA and have severe joint and muscle pain. This is the best I've felt in months. Thanks
Skill
5.0
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5.0
Maggie S.
Jul 2015
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Integrated Massage
5
I have been going to Denise for years now and I know why. She is the best I have ever gone to. I like and need a deep tissue massage and Denise delivers. When I go in with a specific problem, she knows how to focus on that and help me heal. Her knowledge and skill continue to improve as she is constantly learning new things and incorporation that into the massage. I have MS and I am sure that the work she does has helped me to continue to be as active as I am.
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5.0
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5.0
Anonymous
Jun 2015
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90 Minute - Package of 12
5
Denise is a master at deep muscle balancing massage . If your body needs a reset to live pain free, feel more flexible and fluid,you need Denise! The work she does is so effective you feel your body aligning joints and muscles. It is also very relaxing and she is detail oriented for the most luxury add ons. Like a medical spa! You should book! Amazing hands!
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5.0
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5.0
Anonymous
Apr 2015
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90 Minute - Package of 12
5
True Healers!
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5.0
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Jim G.
Apr 2015
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Integrated Massage
5
Denise keeps learning new things about massage and healing. Her dedication to her profession is exemplary!
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5.0
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5.0