Our Hoover location is open daily from 8:00AM to 7:00PM and is located in the Awtry Building.
5330 Stadium Trace Parkway, Suite 335
Hoover, AL 35244
• We are located on the 3rd Floor.
• Off of the elevator take a left.
• The office will be on your right.
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Altheria "Ally" Mann graduated from Heritage College in Columbus, Ohio in therapeutic massage. She specializes in Swedish, prenatal, deep tissue, trigger point therapy, and neuromuscular therapy while incorporating both myofascial and muscle energy techniques. She has experience working with injured clients and has worked alongside medical professionals to ensure that each client received optimal care. Ally looks forward to working with you!
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Maya Edwards came to massage therapy after an introduction during a high school cosmetology class. “I was really interested in how massage can play a part in healing the body. That’s when I decided to go to massage therapy school at Virginia College.”
As a licensed massage therapist since 2011, Maya enjoys catering to the needs of her clients.
“Each session is different, so being able to understand what they need versus what they want is what I’m most passionate about. I appreciate their gratitude for doing my job well.”
In her spare time, Maya attends cosmetology school at Lawson State Community College and is busy with her family: husband Amariah, son Amir, 4, and son Levi, 1. “I absolutely love being with my boys. Amariah is originally from St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands, so we hope to travel there soon.” Maya also enjoys watching movies, particularly rom com and action films and eating American and Italian food.
Connor “Finn” Finnagan
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As a competitive dancer from the time he was 11, Connor Finnagan was familiar with the kinds of injuries and strains that dancers experience. That’s one reason he decided to go to massage therapy school. Practicing since October 2019, Connor enjoys helping his clients—especially those in chronic pain—feel better. “You can see when there is an obvious difference in how someone feels when they get off the table,” he says. “Their posture is almost always different."
As a part of the LGBTQ community, Connor also hopes to reach out to those who may feel stress and angst and offer them relief from their physical and emotional pain. He is a single parent to daughter Harper Kai and enjoys spending all his spare time with her, going to the park, the pool, the zoo or just snuggling watching television.
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As a professional musician and teacher for more than 25 years, Robbie Jackson understands the importance of her fingers. Becoming a massage therapist gave her the ability to use her hands in a different, yet similar, way. “My goal is to provide every massage client with techniques that will specifically address each on’s needs,” she explains. “There is definitely a correlation between music and massage for me.”
Robbie has a bachelor’s degree in communications and music from UAB, graduated from the Massage Therapy Institute in Decatur, Ala., and is currently working on a Sports Massage Certification. Robbie uses many modalities, including Swedish, Deep Tissue, Pre-natal, Hot stone, Neuromuscular and Lymphatic Drainage.
In her spare time, Robbie enjoys fishing and playing the piano.
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Matthew Romano has a heart for advocacy. As a supporter of mental health awareness and End Heroin Birmingham, Matthew wants to ensure others around him are not suffering in silence. “What drew me to massage therapy was the ability to help someone escape for a while through the process,” he says.
Once introduced to the profession, Matthew immediately fell in love with massage. After graduation from Birmingham School of Massage, Matthew has spent the last six years helping people feel better. “Every client has different needs,” he explains. “I tailor the treatment needed so when they can stand up straight or feel relief from pain or soreness, I know that I did my job well.”
Matthew and his dog, Gypsy, enjoy discovering the ins and outs of Birmingham, patronizing local venues and shops, hiking and reading fantasy novels.
Anne Lofton Kendrick
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After graduating from Furman University with a degree in Spanish and a passion for languages, Anne Lofton Kendrick found herself at a crossroads. “I love languages and being able to make connections with people,” she explains. “But teaching wasn’t for me.”
Her Spanish fluency came with a lot of volunteer opportunities, but nothing that was considered a career. Then Anne Lofton remembered how she enjoyed massage and looked into the program at Birmingham School of Massage. “I fell in love with the practice and am still so passionate about it,” she says. “I love the hands-on nature of massage and seeing how much better people feel after their time with me. It’s wonderful to have a job where people are happy to see you and even happier after.”
A Mountain Brook native, Anne Lofton is a voracious reader, loves yoga and enjoys spending time with her two cats.
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Massage Therapist Tyra Barganier began her career as a social worker, but the case load and impersonal nature of the work frustrated her. That led to a new calling and Tyra graduated from Birmingham School of Massage in 2021. “I’ve also been studying reiki—energy healing—for the last three years,” she explains. “During the massage, I pull positive energy and give it to my client so they will feel better and understand that I care about them.” Knowing she has made her clients feel relief, both mentally and physically, is her goal.
In her spare time, Tyra enjoys entertaining, crafting specialty cocktails, yoga and meditation. She also is an avid lover of nature, crystal mining and gardening, a hobby she picked up during 2020.
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Melynda graduated from Atlanta School of Massage in 2005. She practiced massage in Georgia & Florida before establishing herself in Birmingham in 2010.
Melynda describes her passion for massage…“What I enjoy most is bringing a fresh perspective to each client. Whether the client has had little or much experience with massage, if I can bring something new that they see as valuable, that’s what excited me the most!”
Melynda also enjoys time with her family, going to new places and trying new food! “Bring on the Greek food. That’s my favorite. Feta, lamb, fish, hummus; I love it all.”