Rebecca Townsend

"It's not how deep you go. It's how you go deep." — Ida Rolf

Rebecca is a native Hoosier, who graduated from the Indiana College of Sports and Medical Massage (now Indiana Wellness College) in 2015 after hitting the pause button on a decades-long journalism career. While in Brazil for the 2014 World Cup, deep thoughts began circulating about how massage therapy could work to promote health and balance in others' lives while at the same time fostering personal wellness improvements. Now, with more than five years in practice, the move toward health and ...

Rebecca is a native Hoosier, who graduated from the Indiana College of Sports and Medical Massage (now Indiana Wellness College) in 2015 after hitting the pause button on a decades-long journalism career. While in Brazil for the 2014 World Cup, deep thoughts began circulating about how massage therapy could work to promote health and balance in others' lives while at the same time fostering personal wellness improvements. Now, with more than five years in practice, the move toward health and balance has paid dividends many times over. Regular clients cover a vast range of backgrounds — surgeons and scientists, pro athletes, senior citizens, chefs, executives and lots of everyday people who benefit from taking time for their wellness. Rebecca's technique uses a Swedish base and incorporates awareness of trigger points, acupoints, assisted stretching and fascial integrity, as well as deep tissue and sports techniques. While massage often feels like a luxury, Rebecca is of the firm belief that massage is a right. She is happy to help her clients exercise that right — every 2-6 weeks for the optimum wellness.

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Licenses
Massage

IN # MT21505558

Education
2015

Indiana Sports and Medical Massage

Sports and Medical Massage Diploma

Experience
Bodywork

Licensed Massage Therapist

Since beginning my practice in 2015, I've performed thousands of customized, therapeutic massages to a wide variety of clientele from athletes and office workers to students and senior citizens. I build on a classic Swedish base, drawing from targeted trigger point work, manipulation of acupoints and assisted stretching. I also regularly use hot stones and aromatherapy. My therapies often work to help clients relax, revitalize and relieve pain. I'm also used to helping with administrative duties, conducting/recording initial client interviews, determining therapy goals and updating the studio database with SOAP notes and additional information. I also enjoy using social media to build awareness of massage therapy.

REVIEWS for my Bodywork or Wellness services

by Anonymous on Apr 14
I had a wonderful experience with Mantis Massage Therapy. This was my first massage, and Rebecca did a great job helping me feel relaxed and comfortable. I also received several reminders before the appointment, which I appreciated. I look forward to visiting again soon!
by rebecca on Apr 09
You will feel comfortable, listened to, cared for, respected, and she knows what she’s doing! ~ coming from a nurse athlete with 17 years of experience & multiple injuries over the years requiring surgery and massage work....I have had A LOT of massage therapy in the past 20 years, in state and out of state. I can’t recommend Rebecca highly enough! She is passionate about her work and continues to build upon her practice and knowledge base enabling her clients the maximum amount of recovery, healing, relaxation.
by Tony on Apr 07
My new go to for massage therapy
by Andrew on Mar 29
Rebecca was an absolute treasure. Massage is an inherently vulnerable practice and I felt well cared for and honored in Rebecca's hands.
by Anonymous on Mar 28
Great experience!
by Anonymous on Mar 24
Rebecca creates a relaxing environment and will work on problem areas that need attention. I always leave feeling refreshed.
by Thom on Mar 17
OMG!!!! Been getting massages for over 25 years! Do yourself a favor, quit wasting your money on any other massage therapist and RUN to Rebecca!!! Unbelievable talent, I am 6’3” and over 300lbs with a pinched nerve and extremely tight hamstrings. Rebecca asked questions and LISTENED to me. Did the 90-minute deep recharger, Holy Moses!!! I hate running but honestly feel like I could run right now. Rebecca is simply thee BEST! Thank you Rebecca!
by Melinda / Mindi on Mar 15
This was one of the best massages I've ever had- and I've had many massages over the last few years! Rebecca is skilled at what she does and goes above and beyond to ensure that you feel comfortable from the moment you arrive until you leave. I'm already looking forward to my next visit!
by Anonymous on Mar 14
Very accommodating and very professional
by Anonymous on Mar 13
Very accommodating and very professional

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Swedish Massage
  • Deep Tissue
  • Mobile Swedish Massage
  • East/West Fusion
  • Thai Massage

Wellness

  • Massage + Grounding in Nature