Body Balance Therapeutic Massage at 4768 N.C. 49 North began out of the owner’s own muscular pain. After an injury, Jaime Pike began having hip and lower back pain many years ago, and no traditional treatment seemed to help.
After consideration, she felt that the next step in her life was to get a therapeutic massage, and looking back, she feels it should have been one of her first options.
Through a series of specific massage therapy techniques, she found herself no longer in pain. In addition, she learned from a relationship with a licensed massage therapist that she could live a better life. As a result, she could again do the things she loved because her body was now balanced.
This sparked her interest to drop her entire career and go to school and become a licensed massage therapist. She wants more people to understand that to operate to their fullest potential. Their bodies must be in balance.
She has always been big on research and believes in forming a practice that is based on research. If a client asks her a question and she does not have an answer, she will seek it out through accredited resources or her mentor, Kathy Greenfield, L.M.B.T.
Her husband has also stayed by her side as a support system. One of the ways he helped was with the business’s name because he knew it embodied her journey to where she is today and the mission she evokes.
“Jaime has worked very hard to achieve her goals, and I am very proud of her and thankful to have been here to support her in her dreams,” Nathan Pike said. “Her business has already surpassed where I thought she would be in three years in just a few short months. I know Jaime’s life passion is to help others and finally, she is able to do just that.”
Pike was raised on a farm in Ramseur that was up the road from Liberty. The family always did business with Liberty Farm and Garden, ate at Kidd’s Drive-In, and had mornings at Y’all Come Back Cafe.
Now, Pike and her family live up the road in Kimesville, where she saw a need in the community. She thinks she could have always gone to a big city to work at a chain massage business, but she knew there was a need in Randolph County.
“Our mission is to promote body wellness, relaxation, and pain reduction through therapeutic massage and bodywork while supporting our clients’ holistic resources,” Pike said.
The business further provides a relaxation massage, commonly known as Swedish massage. The Swedish massage aims to promote relaxation by releasing muscle tension.
The massage is gentler than deep tissue massage and better suited for people interested in relaxation and tension relief. The deep tissue massage removes tension and relieves connective tissue below the skin’s surface, and promotes tissue healing.
The business also offers warm Himalayan salt stone massages, which warm the muscles, lightly exfoliate the skin, and deepen one’s relaxation state.
“Those looking for a spa experience may enjoy a facial massage which includes the choice of Bellanina botanical blend or anti-aging blends,” Pike said. “Each session includes cleansing, mask, tone, moisturize, and facial massage to stimulate facial tissue circulation.”
According to Pike, the response from the community has been positive, welcoming, and well-received. She said clients are further excited to have hair and nails at Cut N Up and massage with Body Balance Therapeutic Massage LLC all in one building location.
“So many people are hurting, physically and emotionally, due to our current state, and even before then,” Pike said. “Where there are people, there will always be a need for a licensed massage therapist.”
Despite being open for only a month, Pike has some plans for the future and hopes to develop the business. The business is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon.
For more information on the services or scheduling a massage, visit their website at https://www.bodybalancetherapeuticmassagellc.com/.
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