Christopher O'Donnell
Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist
NC 7935

Urban Essentials

Massage & Wellness

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Many people arrive at my web page for a particular reason, either you are in pain, you are in serious need to relax and get away, or you are looking for a massage therapist that you can work with on a regular basis because you already know the benefits of massage and bodywork.  Whatever your reason for looking, one thing is clear:  


You are need of someone with the experience and knowledge that you don't have to help you achieve a goal you can't reach on your own.


Usually, this is because of a tremendous amount of stress or maybe just a lack of knowledge about the human body. 


Don't fret though, my 10 years of experience in the massage and bodywork field can help! I will be happy to work with you no matter what your ailment.  When you leave my studio you can expect some of the following:


A greater sense of self and body awareness

Educated on how your pain may have manifested

Relaxed with a better outlook on life

Reduction in pain

Decrease in stress levels

Increased immune system response 

Reduced heart rate and blood pressure

Balanced tension patterns

Balanced hormone levels and blood sugar levels

This list continues, but my best response is...."ready for a nap!"


Being a Massage Therapist isn't just about one kind of massage and just one kind of massage will not help all people.

I customize each session to what the client needs and prefers.  

This may include simple relaxation, in depth pain management treatments, deep tissue massage or sports and Thai therapies.  

At times, you may just need a quiet space for meditation and relaxation.

I work with both long term treatment plans and short term or single sessions.  


Our bodies are our temples and therapeutic massage/bodywork and wellness creates a temple that will stand for the long haul.  If you have questions on whether or not I can help you, please contact me.  I am happy to discuss any kind of treatment plan.  


 

Enjoy browsing through my website to find out more about my services.  If you have specific questions about how certain services can help improve your life, please contact me and we can discuss!

I have been practicing massage therapy since I attended certification courses back in 2007. At that time I was also studying Music Performance and Exercise Science at Appalachian State University.  When finishing the massage therapy program, I fell in love with the practice and decided to make it a long term career.  I work with many advocates of health, including physicians, chiropractors, acupuncturists, personal trainers, physical therapist and more.  Throughout my time as a massage therapist, I have learned so much from my clients and teachers. 


I have worked with world class athletes, musicians, bankers, massage therapists, acupuncturists, chiropractors and many other people of various backgrounds.


Although I am an advocate of all 'alternative and complimentary' healthcare, I have found that massage therapy and bodywork can resolve so many issues within the body, mind and spirit, I quickly realized I will never run out of things to learn.   Join me in my practice and I will help you learn how to  create an alternative and natural process to heal and enjoy your life just a little bit more.  



Some of my interests outside of massage therapy include Urban Farming and Gardening, Classical music, and staying fit through practices at the gym and personal yoga practice.