Katie Gissy, LMT, CLT

"Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live." -Jim Rohn

Therapeutic massage therapy has been a passion of mine since I was young. The human body and it's resiliency never ceases to amaze me. I was in a car accident in 1994, suffering severe whiplash and other minor injuries. I was then introduced to, and experienced first-hand, the many healing benefits of massage therapy. I was intrigued with how my body responded so well to professional, therapeutic touch. That prompted me to do more research on massage therapy and it's many forms. This led me t...

Therapeutic massage therapy has been a passion of mine since I was young. The human body and it's resiliency never ceases to amaze me. I was in a car accident in 1994, suffering severe whiplash and other minor injuries. I was then introduced to, and experienced first-hand, the many healing benefits of massage therapy. I was intrigued with how my body responded so well to professional, therapeutic touch. That prompted me to do more research on massage therapy and it's many forms. This led me to my purpose, and eventually career, as a licensed massage therapist. 


After I graduated from Marshall University in 2003 with my Bachelor's Degree in Sociology, I moved to Orlando, FL to pursue my dream of becoming a massage therapist. I attended Florida College of Natural Health and acquired an Associate's Degree in Advanced Therapeutic Massage, specializing in Neuromuscular Therapy and Sports Massage. 

I have been a Licensed Massage Therapist since 2004, gaining experience in the medical, spa, and independent environments over the years. I'm happy to share that the same passion for helping others through this type of work still grows stronger everyday. 

In January, 2019, I completed the 135+ hour Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT) course through Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy to become a Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT). This certification involves an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the lymphatic system, Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD), bandaging, and/or remedial exercises as it pertains to lymphedema and other causes of edema/swelling (ie...chronic venous insufficiency, trauma, injury, or post-surgical swelling).

I currently reside in West Virginia with my golden retriever, Candy. Along with spending quality time with family and friends, I enjoy outdoor sports like mountain biking, kayaking, snowboarding, rock climbing, volleyball, and much more. 

There is so much happening in our world. My hope is that you make the time to take care of your mind, body, and spirit. 

In health, 
Katie


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

WV # 2006-1979

Massage Therapy

# MA41171

Education
2004

Florida College of Natural Health

AS - Advanced Therapeutic Massage

2003

Marshall University

BA - Sociology

2019

Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy

CDT/MLD

REVIEWS for my Bodywork services

by Courtney on Jan 23
Wonderful massage. I loved it.
by Alan on Jan 23
I would tell a friend that if you are looking for someone who takes time to review your specific needs and is able to perform specific tasks to help rectify the issues your having I would suggest that you take the time to Have an initial consultation.
by Anonymous on Jan 22
The place is so nice and clean. Very accomidating. I have been there several times already and each time my massage just keeps getting better and better. The ambience speaks for itself. I highly recommend this place to anyone who wants or needs a massage.
by Sidney on Jan 14
Katie went above and beyond to ensure a safe and healing environment. The space is beautiful, warm and welcoming. We will definitely be back.
by Arnetta on Dec 23
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by Allison on Dec 17
Katie was very professional and thorough. She spent a lot of time explaining some issues she was aware of following my massage and offered some techniques to alleviate some aches and pains.
by Debbie on Dec 11
Thank You so very much for a fantastic massage!! Debbie Taylor
by Mike on Dec 03
The massage was excellent and she is very good at targeting problem areas with good long term results
by David on Dec 02
Very professional, intuitive and skillful. Woke up the next morning with no pain in my shoulders first time in months. Thank you.
by Anonymous on Nov 02
I thought my first trip went very well and I think by continuing going maybe once a month it will help with my condition.

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Hot Stone Massage
  • Other
  • Deep Tissue
  • Sports Massage
  • Neuromuscular Massage
  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage
  • Custom Therapeutic Massage
  • Swedish Massage

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