Body Works Wellness Studio to open at Levis CommonsWritten by Danielle Stanton | | email@example.com
Licensed massage therapist Leslie Moore is opening up her own shop in Levis Commons in Perrysburg dedicated to alleviating chronic pain.
“I enjoy making people feel better … and being able to customize my touch to that person,” Moore said. “There’s nothing more satisfying than seeing a client that feels better walking out your door than when they walked in.”
Body Works Wellness Studio, 2160 Preston Parkway, opens its doors Nov. 4 and will operate 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Moore specializes in chronic pain and injuries, but also accepts patients who just want a relaxing experience.
“I want to provide a variety [of services] in a classy setting where people are comfortable and where they look forward to going,” Moore said.
Moore has a sports background as a runner and former competitive swimmer, which gives her a deeper understanding of sports-related injuries, a common type of aliment she sees.
She’s trained in myofascial release, trigger point release, neuromuscular therapy, deep tissue massage, sinus and migraine treatments and Swedish massage. She’ll also offer body wraps and detoxification and can accommodate the needs of pregnant women.
Moore graduated from the Healing Arts Institute in Perrysburg in April 2012 and received her massage license a month later from the State of Ohio Medical Board. She practiced massage therapy and worked as a business manager for Serenity Health and Wellness Center. Her experience there helped her understand clients’ needs, she said, and gave her a foundation for opening her own shop.
She is also a member of the American Massage Therapy Association.
Moore said she wants to continue to learn more about massage therapy to help her clients. She has a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice from the University of Toledo and an MBA from Tiffin University.
“I’m constantly seeking new information,” she said. “I want to keep growing, keep learning through working with clients and taking classes.
“It’s great because I’m never going to know it all. I can continue to grow as a therapist and help people along the way.”
Ever since high school, Moore said she has been driven to be a business owner. Opening her own shop has been a dream of hers for a long time, she said.
“Now I get to combine health and wellness with that business degree,” she said. “And it’s a perfect fit.”
She said she loves the challenge of helping people feel better. Her goal is to build her clientele to 25 patients a week, she said.
“I love that every day is different, and each client has their own needs and I’m able to accommodate it,” Moore said. “It’s truly what I love … and I want to dedicate the rest of my life to it.”
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