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Meet  Tawnee



Tawnee is certified in Myofacial release through the John Barnes Myofacial Release Institute as well as a certified Usui/Holy Fire Reiki Master though the International Center for Reiki Training, both located in Sedona, Arizona. Tawnee is certified Level I in Healing Touch Therapy, certified in Crystal Healing and is registered with the Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP).

Her massages can best be described as a soothing blend (Therapeutic) of Swedish, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point Therapy & Myofacial Release. This leaves the client feeling not only relaxed, but also feeling like the trouble area’s and knots in the soft tissue are relieved. Tawnee’s business motto and secret to success is “A massage does not need to hurt to be effective!” So, if you are someone who does not particularly enjoy a full session of constant deep pressure, but does enjoy the benefits of a massage, Tawnee is your therapist!

Tawnee began her journey with the healing arts over 25 years ago. After high school, Tawnee moved out west to Colorado and Arizona and fell in love with the land and it’s healing surroundings and people. She also became aware of the many massage and bodywork resources offered there. She returned home to St. Louis in her mid-twenties to be closer to family and decided to stay for a short time. A “short time” turned into staying for the past 25 years…

She enrolled briefly with the Massage Therapy Institute of Missouri (MTIM) but then changed her path and to completed her degree in Natural Resources Management with the University of Missouri. Over the past 16 years, Tawnee owned and operated a bed & breakfast in Rocheport, and has been raising two children.

In 2013, still realizing that massage and bodywork were still her number one calling and her absolute joy, she enrolled  in the Columbia Area Career Center’s very first Massage Therapy Program as one of their first students, and graduated with a nationally certified degree in Massage Therapy. In 2017, she married her grade school sweetheart Mike who has been her number one cheerleader in developing her business and fine tuning how to better serve her clients with her gifts. She has also been teaching Reiki and Reflexology at the massage therapy school.

Tawnee’s thriving business, Mesa Body Therapy in Columbia, Missouri, offers several services including Therapeutic Massage, Myofacial Release, Reiki Healing, Tarot & Intuitive Readings. These services allow her clients to fulfill their best possible life experiences to heal their body as a whole; emotionally, physically and energetically. We look forward to helping you!

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