LIZ MURPHY

  • FL License #: MA51159
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Keeping Families Active & Healthy!

In 2004, at the end of my freshman year of college, I had the wonderful opportunity to work for Bud Schober, PT, PhD. at SunTree Physical Therapy. I was interested in pursuing a degree in Dietetics (Nutrition) at the time. He saw that I had a huge interest in everything that went on there so he taught me everything he could about Physical Therapy. He incorporated Massage Therapy into his practice and had phenomenal results. He taught Continuing Education courses in stretching combined with ma...

In 2004, at the end of my freshman year of college, I had the wonderful opportunity to work for Bud Schober, PT, PhD. at SunTree Physical Therapy. I was interested in pursuing a degree in Dietetics (Nutrition) at the time. He saw that I had a huge interest in everything that went on there so he taught me everything he could about Physical Therapy. He incorporated Massage Therapy into his practice and had phenomenal results. He taught Continuing Education courses in stretching combined with massage to licensed massage therapists and had me help him with his textbook. I am the model in his book and was the editor. That experience made me realize how awesome massage really is so I decided then that I'd go to massage school after college and that I probably wouldn't use it "that much" but it "would be fun as a side gig". 

I went off to FSU (GO NOLES!) to finish my degree but then life happened... I got very ill for a few months. I had to withdraw from FSU and go home. I felt like a failure. I was crushed but recovered well from the illness. Then I remembered that I had wanted to go to massage school after college and thought that since my health had improved and I needed to wait until my withdrawals went through to go back to FSU, that I might as well do massage school in the meantime and be able to work as a therapist when I did go back. That ended up being the best decision I could have made. So in 2006, I attended Space Coast Health Institute. It was the most fun I'd ever had in school. I learned so much about natural health and medical massage and dove right into my career. I loved that I could use my skills to help others feel so much better and help people become active in exercise again, which then improved their health. I loved how massage was such an incredible tool to help people improve their entire body and their quality of life. I was hooked!

I still pursued my degree but worked as a massage therapist the entire time. I built my career and focused on Sports Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Medical Massage, PreNatal Massage and Pediatric Massage. I worked in many different massage settings including Chiropractic, Physical Therapy, Gyms and Spas. I enjoyed every setting but found I had a passion for helping families. I also became a post-rehab fitness trainer and health coach out of my passion for health and wellness. I found those certifications to be very complementary to my work in massage therapy.
Conditions that massage can help with are sciatica symptoms, hip and low back pain, upper back, neck and shoulder pain, frozen shoulder, muscle pain, muscle cramping, shin splints, foot pain, knee pain, elbow pain, wrist pain, tendonitis, migraines/headaches, sinus issues, TMJ syndrome, pregnancy discomforts and preparing for birth, fibromyalgia, lack of concentration, anxiety and depression to name only a few.

I provide massage in Jacksonville, FL at my beautiful clinic location in the Southpoint area of Jacksonville (across from St. Vincent's Hospital Southside near the JTB and I-95 intersection). 

Active Purpose, LLC is my business and is part of the FLOAW Team (Fit Lifestyle Optimizing and Advocating Wellness). The other businesses involved are Superior Body Sculpting, My Health Matters, Cooking Creations by Ali and Abundant Harvests Farm. Ask for more information on what we all have to offer you to help you be the best version of yourself and live a holistic lifestyle! Join us and change your health and your life for good!

So you get a better idea of who I am personally: I go by Liz and have lived in Jax since 2014 after we moved here from Tallahassee. I grew up in Melbourne, FL and as a kid, was involved in running since the age of 9, basketball in middle school and the swim and weightlifting teams in high school. In college, I did various 5k's and various other competitions. I loved volunteer work and traveled to Haiti and Jamaica with our family charity helping to provide clean drinking water to people in Haiti and building adequate housing for impoverished families in Jamaica. Growing up seeing the poorest of the poor made me appreciate what I have and learn to not complain! 
My husband and I have 3 amazing kids who are very active themselves and keep us busy! They are schooled at home and are involved in various activities. I love health and wellness and spend my free time reading, working out at Superior Body Sculpting, volunteering at Abundant Harvests Farm and learning how to grow food, going to cooking classes with Cooking Creations by Ali and wellness presentations by Tiffany of My Health Matters. I love to learn and believe the moment you stop learning, you've given up on living! There's always more to learn!

Thank you for visiting this page and have a Blessed Day!

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Licenses
Massage

FL # MA51159

Massage Establishment

# MM38116

Education
2007

Space Coast Health Institute

Massage Therapy

2013

Florida State University

Studied Exercise Science, BS in Environmental Studies

Experience
Bodywork

FSMTA Sports Massage Team

Member of the Florida State Massage Therapy Assn's Sports Massage Team. We go out to perform pre and post-event Sports Massage at major events such as the MS150 Biking event, as well as various marathons and other sporting events.

REVIEWS for my Fitness, Bodywork, or Coaching services

by Leslie on Jun 12
Have and will continue to recommend Liz to anyone needing these services!
by Wendy on Apr 24
Overall, Liz is a one on one person which I love all the attention that she gives. Professional is always with her and skills are always up to beat.
by Trevor on Feb 08
All of the above.
by Anonymous on Jan 24
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by Courtney on Jan 14
Liz has helped so much with my back and neck pain!
by Sheryl on Jan 09
Liz is amazing. She is so professional and caring. Liz made me feel comfortable throughout the whole massage. I would highly recommend her.
by Ashley on Dec 23
This was my second massage with Liz. She always does a great job. Can’t wait for my next message.
by Marquita on Nov 09
She does an awesome job and super friendly...and allows me to just enjoy my massage and destress without feeling like I have to talk all the time.
by Carrie on Oct 28
Same as above.
by Amber on Sep 21
Liz did a very good job of paying attention to my needs.

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Fitness

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Bodywork & Massage

  • Other
  • Mobile Other
  • Swedish Massage
  • Deep Tissue
  • Sports Massage
  • Pregnancy Massage
  • Chair Massage
  • Mobile Swedish Massage
  • Mobile Chair Massage
  • Mobile Sports Massage
  • Mobile Reflexology
  • Mobile Pregnancy Massage
  • Mobile Deep Tissue
  • Reflexology

Coaching

  • Other

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