Massage Services

In addition to physical therapy, personal training and group exercise classes, the Big Canoe Wellness Center also provides quality massage therapy spa services. Appointments are highly recommended for massage services and can be made by calling the Wellness Center directly.

Amanda Griggs

(770) 894-3391
(GA Massage License: MT002273 /Board Certified NCBTMB: 501673-05 /CMMP)
Swedish, Deep Tissue, Neuromuscular Therapy, Reflexology
Arthrossage, Comfort Touch Acupressure, Cranial/Scalp, Facial Massage, Hot Stone, Massage Cupping, MLD (Lymphatic), Myofascial, Prenatal, Sports, Trigger Point

Tracey Long

(GA Massage License: MT007285)
Swedish, Deep Tissue, Neuromuscular Therapy, Massage Cupping, Myofascial, Prenatal, Sports, Swe-Thai, Trigger Point

Crista Shumaker

(GA Massage License: MT000911)
Swedish, Deep Tissue, Neuromuscular Therapy, Reflexology,
Myofascial, Prenatal, Sports, Trigger Point

Massage Rates

Massages Available

Acupressure Massage

Acupressure is rooted in traditional Chinese medicine and stimulates specific points on the body to restore flow of energy.

The use of essential oils to promote wellbeing through diffusion or topical application.

This therapy focuses on increasing flexibility, lubricating joints and lengthening muscles.

A gentle, noninvasive form of bodywork designed to release compression which alleviates stress and pain. Relaxes the mind and encourages circulation.

Deep tissue massage works deeply into the muscles and connective tissue to release chronic aches and pains. Deep tissue massage uses slow direct pressure and/or friction directed across the grain of the muscles. It is applied with greater pressure and to deeper layers of muscle.

A blend of customized facial massage techniques including: facial lymphatic strokes, acupressure point work and rejuvenation strokes beneficial for sinus problems, tension headaches and facial paralysis. Includes organic honey, warm compress and jojoba oil. Please do not wear makeup.

Hot stone massage utilizes smooth, heated stones to loosen muscles, improve circulation and alleviate pain. Not appropriate for those with hypertension. *Additional Fees May Apply

Application of numerous treatment protocols targeting specific areas of dysfunction.

Manual lymphatic drainage is a gentle method of promoting movement of lymph into and through the lymphatic vessels using long, light, repetitive strokes. Not appropriate for edema caused by cardiac conditions.

This complimentary method creates suction and negative pressure to soften tight muscles, loosen adhesions and lift connective tissue. Brings hydration and blood flow to body tissues, and helps drain excess fluids and toxins. Not appropriate for those on blood thinning medications.

Myo means muscle and fascia is the elastic connective tissue wrapped around muscles and other parts of the body. During myofascial release restrictions are located and gentle sliding pressure is applied in the direction of the restriction to stretch the tissues.

A systematic approach to myofascial treatment that attempts to interrupt the neuromuscular feedback that maintains pain or dysfunction. It is primarily used to release trigger points (intense knots of muscle tension that refer pain), increase blood flow and reduce pain.

Massage developed specifically for cancer patients.

Massage during second or third trimester of pregnancy is a great way to soothe achy muscles.

Reflexology is a form of bodywork based on the theory of zone therapy, in which specific reflex points, usually on the feet, are pressed to stimulate corresponding areas in other parts of the body.

Sports massage is applied to athletes to help them train and perform free of pain and injuries. This may include compression, pressure-point therapy, cross-fiber friction and cryotherapy (ice).

Swedish massage is a scientific system of manipulations on the muscles and connective tissues of the body for the purpose of relaxation, rehabilitation or health maintenance. It is used to promote general relaxation, improve circulation and range of motion, and relieve muscle tension. Swedish massage is the most commonly used form of massage.

Swe-Thai combines Swedish massage techniques with Thai (yoga like) stretches.

Trigger point massage utilizes ischemic compression of individual areas of hypersensitivity in muscles, ligaments, tendons and fascia. These trigger points are defined by their referral of pain to distant locations in muscles, connective tissues and organs.


Steve Panetta

Director of Wellness Activities
(706) 268-3441


Monday - Thursday

6:15 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.


6:15 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday

8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

To schedule an appointment,

contact the Big Canoe Wellness Center

(706) 268-3441

Note: If you are scheduling a Facial Massage, Hot Stone Massage or Prenatal Massage, please specify when scheduling your session; advanced notice is required. In addition, if you have any allergies or sensitivity to aromatherapy, please inform us prior to your session. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian; parent’s written consent is required.

Cancellation Policy: Appointments may be cancelled without penalty up to the day before the appointment. If appointment is cancelled the day before the scheduled appointment, a 25% cancellation fee may apply. Failing to “show” or cancelling the day of the appointment may result in a charge of 100% of the session.

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