Meet Your Therapists!
Our resident massage therapist offers a wide variety of both clinical and nonclinical bodywork modalities. Whether you want to relax and rejuvenate, loosen up after a workout, or get relief from an injury or illness, we’re here to help. Our therapists are available at a wide variety of times, and are trained in several different styles of Massage in order to help meet whatever your needs may be. Give us a try today, and take care of your body – after all, you only get one!
Caden Dillard, LMBT
Email: Caden Dillard
Certifications: Graduated from Forsyth Technical Community College 2020
Focus in Asian Cupping, Prenatal Massage, Reiki, Myofascial Release, and Hot Stone Massage
Caden was born and raised in neighboring Ashe county. She has been practicing massage therapy since July of 2019, as she worked part time to obtain her Associates degree in Therapeutic Massage from Forsyth Technical Community College in Winston-Salem. Graduating in May of 2020, she went back to work full time as soon as she was able.
During her second year of college Caden found a passion for medically based therapeutic massage. Through an internship, she was able to practice massage at Wake Forest Baptist Hospital, Winston-Salem State University, and Wake Forest University. All of this served to give her valuable skills, and to fuel her love for massage even more!
She is certified in Asian Cupping, Prenatal Massage, Reiki, Myofascial Release and Hot Stone Massage.
In her free time, Caden loves shopping, spending time with her family, gardening and cooking. She also enjoys caring for her pac man frog (Snoop Frogg), chubby white tree frog (Kermit) and her pastel ball python (Clyde), along with her massive 50-gallon fish tank filled with all type of freshwater fish.
Ryan Phipps, LMBT
Certifications: Graduate of the Asheville Center for Massage and Natural Health 2010
Focus in Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy and Stretches|
Trained in Cupping or Myofascial Decompression
Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist, NC
Ryan Phipps has lived in the high country all his life, and graduated from the Asheville Center for Massage and Natural Health in 2010. He pursued a functional approach to bodywork, and was mentored by Eli Peltz of the Alchemy Center for Healing Therapies, where he gained invaluable training in Myofascial Release and Manual Therapy techniques.
He continues his education towards functional and orthopedic massage. Ryan joined the team at Marathon Chiropractic Clinic in 2017 and has greatly enjoyed working with the wonderful community of health conscious people. With a focus in Myofascial Release, trigger point therapy and stretches he works with structure, function, range of motion and acute and chronic injuries.
In his free time Ryan likes to backpack, hike with his dog Charlie, play the acoustic guitar, draw and work with clay.
What Is Cupping Therapy?:
Cupping, or Myofascial Decompression, is a therapy that has been around for many hundreds of years, and has been used across the world. It is most notably employed in Traditional Chinese Medicine, but has also been implemented from Egypt to ancient Greece, and by a number of other civilizations for various purposes.
Cupping is a form of deep tissue massage that instead of using deep pressure to the tissue, utilizes a negative pressure or vacuum to decompress muscles and the surrounding fascia, and to increase blood flow to affected areas. This can be used to break up adhesions, or “muscle knots,” and to stretch the fibers of muscles, thus freeing up range of motion and alleviating pain from tight muscles.
One of the hallmark effects of cupping is the circular marks left on the treated area. Some may remember seeing these marks on swimmer Michael Phelps during his domineering performance at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Technically these marks are bruises, as blood has been pulled to the surface of the skin, however in most cases these bruises are painless to the touch.
This type of Myofascial work can also be used to break up scar tissue, so it’s just as good for post surgery/injury clients as it is for athletes or anyone who is just up for an interesting yet very effective treatment.
“The Therapists at the Wellness Center are amazing! Cannot recommend enough. Kind, professional, talented – really, the whole package!”
“Massage Therapy at the Wellness Center truly makes all the difference in the world. It’s now part of my regular wellness regimen!”
“For the past 18 mos, the therapies have helped me w/ surgical recovery and rehab. Modalities I receive decrease my pain, inflammation and fatigue! I value immensely her capabilities, and her personalization of her skills and modalities to my presenting symptoms. I accomplish more with every session!”
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