Brenda L. Messling the Artful Healer

Massage Therapist and Instructor

                                                                             Brenda L. Messling

                     Massage Therapist and Instructor

       Massage and AromaTouch


 Monday, Tuesday, Friday & Saturday 9AM - 6PM

30 minute massage $40.00   

60 minute massage $75.00

90 minute massage $95.00

50 minute AromaTouch $75.00

90 minute PreNatal Gentle Birth Massge $120.00

90 minute Stephenson's Creative Healing massage $120.00

JOSEPH B. STEPHENSON'S - CREATIVE HEALING  - A nearly forgotten type of bodywork developed by Joseph B. Stephenson in the 1930 - 50's.  It has specific treatments for common ailments like digestive problems, sinus headaches and sciatica.  Creative Healing is generally very gentle and works with the circulatory and nervous system more than the muscles.  I am able to address different problems with Creative Healing which do not generally respond to massage.I have been practicing and teaching Creative Healing since 2000 and am one of the few mass age therapists in the world certified to teach this work. 

I have used Creative Healing to treat conditions such as migraines, digestive issues, shortness of breath,  sciatic pain, PMS, sinus problems and restless leg syndrome.

Today Creative Healing is enjoying a resurgence in part due to the work of Dr. Gowri Motha ObGyn, London England as she uses it in her Gentle Birth Method.  

In 2004 I traveled to London England with Rebecca A. Jackson to teach a Creative Healing class for Dr. Gowri Motha's staff.  The class was an incredible experience and I feel I learned much more that I taught in many ways.  I also made several good friends

Dr. Motha's Gentle Birth Method uses Creative Healing as one of her foundation modalities to help mother's with many issues during their pregnancy including:

1. Reduce nausea and vomiting
2. Optimize digestion and pancreatic function
3. Relieve constipation and regulate bowel function
4. increase energy levels
5. Reduce anxiety and stress
6. Eliminate back pain
7. Stimulate the lymphatic drainage in all key areas of the body
8. Cleanse and drain the pelvic area

If you are interested in general massage techniques I also have training in the following.

DEEP SWEDISH MASSAGE-   This is the kneading/gliding motions that most people think of when they think of receiving a relaxing massage. I use Swedish in between other techniques that target the problem.

SOFT TISSUE RELEASE- a sports massage technique is used in nearly all massages where the client has contracted muscle tissue, especially in the extremities, hips or shoulders.  This technique is great for quads, hamstrings, plantar fascia, gluteals, or trapezius muscles.

ENERTROPIC THERAPY A TYPE OF MYOFACIAL RELEASE AND NEUROMUSCULAR WORK   Enertropic is used specifically for pain relief to change how the brain reacts to stimulus in the musculature.  It can be very effective tho is sometimes uncomfortable for a short time.  It creates a relaxation response from the body in a targeted area which may or may not be in the area the client is experiencing the pain.  It is  somewhat like using reflexology and trigger points at the same time tho the 'map' is different.  Myofacial release is more of a physical way to stretch the fascia but using Enertropics greatly enhances the speed in which I achieve results.

My background as an instructor


I began teaching Enertropic Therapy in 1997 to the local population in Harrison, Arkansas.  In these classes I had the pleasure to also teach nurses and chiropractors.  In 2002 I received my massage instructors license and certified Enertropic Therapy for Continuing Education Classes for Massage Therapists in Arkansas.

To date I've taught at Northwest Arkansas School of Massage - Fayetteville, AR - massage and anatomy 2000 - 2002
                Northwest Arkansas School of Massage - Eureka Springs, AR - Swedish massage  2004
                Blue Cliff College - Fayetteville, AR - palpatory anatomy  2010

I also teach Continuing Education classes for massage therapists and have several classes approved by the Arkansas State Board of Massage Therapy and the National Certification Board of Massage and Bodywork.