Andy completed his massage therapy training through the Body Therapy Institute in Siler City in 2013, and is licensed by the North Carolina Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy. He has practiced privately and in spas in Hillsborough, Chapel Hill, and Carrboro. His training is grounded in Classical Swedish massage and myofascial (deep tissue) techniques. He has also been trained in Bamboo Fusion massage, Clinical Massage Strategies, Neuromuscular Therapy, Thai Massage for the table, basic cupping techniques, and Neural Reset Therapy (NRT). He is passionate about the amazing capabilities and astounding results of using NRT in conjunction with a blend of relaxing Swedish and myofascial techniques. He works to improve clients’ health by resolving the root of their issues, not simply relieving symptoms.
Andy’s life has been focused on educating and helping others in various ways- shaping lives through compassion, creativity, and care. He strives to individualize each massage session through observations and assessments, with the intention of meeting or exceeding every client’s goals and needs. His mission is to improve the quality of life for each person he touches.
A Bit of History
Andy was raised in Hickory, NC in a family full of musicians and educators. He grew up experiencing a philosophy where people are the product of their environment, nurtured by creativity, love, and music. There was always teaching, learning, music, and creativity wherever he turned.
Andy began playing cello at the age of 3, and teaching others at the age of 14, utilizing the philosophy of Dr Shinichi Suzuki. He believes that music and a person’s environment are an integral part of a healthy mind, body, and soul. Andy has also begun playing drums in the last few years,.
Upon graduating from Appalachian State University in 2007, he moved to the triangle to be with his wife where they have made Hillsborough their home. It was then that Andy began a five year career in law enforcement. For 3.5 of these years he served as the School Resource Officer at a local middle school, working to enhance the community by educating, counseling, mentoring, and protecting our youth. Andy transitioned from law enforcement to massage therapy in 2013.
Andy has extremely varied hobbies and interests. He loves listening and experiencing a wide variety of music, spending time with family (people, fur, and feathers galore!), drumming, gardening, spending time outdoors, cooking, and countless crazy projects!
- 60 Minute Therapeutic Massage
1 hour @ $90.00
- 75 Minute Therapeutic Massage
1 hour 15 minutes @ $110.00
- 90 Minute Therapeutic Massage
1 hour 30 minute @ $125.00
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Sallie H. Gentry
Restorative Healing Therapies
I am a bodywork therapist, artist, mom, and now “Nana” to two spirited and delightful grands.
I received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Georgia, and later studied massage and bodywork therapy at the Baltimore School of Massage, receiving my license in 2000.
My focus is Biodynamic CranioSacral Therapy (CST), Mindfulness-Based and Trauma-Informed Bodywork modalities, constituting nearly 400 hours of additional training. I also offer Manual Lymph Drainage.
Throughout the 20+ years of my bodywork practice, I have been deeply moved by witnessing the many aspects of human nature: our vulnerability, frailty, fear, joy, and delight, among others. But only a thin veil separates moments of joy from moments of fear. We can quickly become overwhelmed by what seems out of our control, and life feels unmanageable. Our cumulative experiences of trauma, stress and anxiety often drive that movement.
In 2020, I shifted the intention of my bodywork to that of restoring balance to the nervous system, which helps reduce the effects of stress and anxiety felt in the body. The fancy words for this are “I assist the transition from a state of Sympathetic dominance to a balance with Parasympathetic.” Another way to say it is “I help initiate the move from ‘fight, flight, freeze or fawn’ into a ‘state of rest and restore,’ and help to renew a sense of well-being.”
My sessions integrate CST with a therapeutic technique for re-educating the nervous system and achieving a natural state of deep rest. Sessions are not timed because they can vary in length, dependent on circumstances.
Each Restorative Healing Therapy appointment is reserved for 90 minutes, and the fee is $100. In general, the bodywork component is about an hour up to 70 minutes.
Additionally, I offer Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) to assist in reducing general edema/swelling. This modality accelerates the recovery from joint replacement surgery or injuries like sprains and strains. Most often, MLD is used to help patients maintain health in regions where lymph nodes have been removed during cancer surgery. MLD can be added to a session of CST or can be experienced as a single treatment.
Everyone is invited and welcome to my practice of bodywork therapy. I welcome LGBTQIA persons: regardless of how you identify with regards to gender or sexuality, I will provide a safe, non-judgmental, and affirming space.
Text or email me for an appointment: 919.909.2754 [email protected]