Eileen Knight-Kelly is a Licensed MassageTherapist, certified NeuroMuscular Therapist and second degree Reiki Practitioner. Trained as a certified Nursing Assistant in the healthcare field, she felt she wanted to contribute more to her patients' well-being and turned to the Sarasota School of Natural Healing Arts for training in MassageTherapy. Eileen studied with nationally-known instructor Judith Waler-Delany at St. Petersburg International Academy of NeuroMuscular Therapies. She has been licensed since 1993, and is a lifetime resident of Sarasota.
Eileen started as an independent contractor at MassageWorksin 1993, before taking over the reins in 1999 as the new owner. "I'm so proud to be able to offer top-notch, professionally-trained massage therapists in such a peaceful and healing environment."
Over a decade ago Chuck Kelly had a life-altering experience that required him to re-evaluate himself and his life. After spending years in the banking industry, he chose to become a licensed massage therapist. While that may sound like and unlikely new career, changes in the banking industry made Chuck realize he was no longer helping people. Massagetherapy offered him the chance to not only put his talents to good use, but to help people as well.
"I was raised on a dairy farm in Ohio. I left home at 18 to join the Army and served nineteen months in Viet Nam. After I left the military I spent 27 years as a banker before deciding my life's work lay in another direction. I knew I wanted to help people and, since I had always been told that I had good hands, I decided to enroll in massage school. I guess all those years of milking cows paid off. While in massage school I took advantage of the opportunity to learn another healing modality ... the Japanese version of Shiatsu."