As a practicing massage therapist for 17+ years, Brad brings knowledge and skill to his clients at Rub Away the Day Massage. He knows he’s in the right business because he enjoys helping people feel better.
When a client has muscle or other pain or tenseness, he often performs Deep Tissue Massage, a type of massage therapy that releases chronic patterns of tension in the body using slow strokes and deep finger pressure on the contracted areas of muscles, tendons and fascia. This technique helps reduce pain, increase range of motion, relieve muscle spasms and improve circulation. Along with this modality, Brad often uses our Hot Towel Compression (links to this under Upgrades) Upgrade to even more deeply relax muscles, along with his favorite massage lotion, Rosemary Mint.
Brad’s diverse music tastes range from Led Zeppelin to Counting Crows.
His favorite saying? “A true friend is a gift from God".
Sara Hay's career as a professional massage therapist spans more than 15 years. She loves working at Rub Away the Day Massage because she enjoys helping others – and this is certainly the company and the profession in which to do that. If you’re in pain, and many of her clients are, don’t be surprised if she uses her favorite massage modality, Myofascial Release Therapy. This involves working with muscle pain and trigger points in the body to eliminate pain and restore motion. Sara often uses our Hot Towel Compression Upgrade to loosen muscles and break down adhesions. She will probably use Lavender Sandalwood massage lotion unless you request a different scent.
After hours Sara can usually be found horseback riding, appreciating art and listening to Aerosmith (Sam Smith).
Her favorite saying? “I always thought I’d look back at my tears with laughter, but I never thought I’d look back at laughter with tears.”
Skoob has extensive experience as a massage therapist - over 20 years’ worth, in fact. She’s working in the right place because she loves to see her clients relax and get relief from massages.
Skoob’s preferred modality is NMT (Neuromuscular Massage Therapy), which consists of specific concentration on muscle problems (including spasms). NMT is highly effective for clients with chronic pain and is often successful in reducing or eliminating painful conditions. Because of the harsh allergy season here in Georgia, Skoob frequently chooses our Sinus Treatment Upgrade (link to Sinus Treatment under “Upgrades), which works wonders for allergy sufferers. And don’t be surprised when she massages you with lavender lotion (unless you request another scent).
In Skoob’s spare time you might run into her at a Pink Floyd, Rolling Stones, Toby Keith or Brad Paisley concert. Skoob sews, knits, crochets, reads, babysits her great nieces and nephews and rides a motorcycle.
Her favorite saying: “Friendship is God’s most perfect Gift.”
Owner of Rub Away the Day Massage (not presently accepting new clients)
When Kathy saw a need in the community and also needed a career that would support her growing family, she started Rub Away the Day Massage. What began in 1992 as a single mother starting a business in one room in Snellville, Georgia, has matured into a successful business that employs nine part- and full-time employees and has numerous repeat clients who have been with themr for years.
Besides being a successful businesswoman, Kathy’s also been a massage therapist for more than eleven years, concentrating on pain relief for her clients Her most-used modality, NMT (Neuromuscular Massage Therapy), provides her patients with pain relief for muscle problems, although she also uses a combination of several techniques, depending on the needs of a particular client.
Kathy feels she’s making a valuable contribution to chronic pain sufferers by relieving pain that traditional medicine hasn’t been able to alleviate. She often applies our Hot Stone or Cold Stone Therapy Upgrades (links to Hot/Cold Stone Therapy under Upgrades) to problem muscles because they allow her to add heat or coolness to an inflamed area, which provides more effective results.Coconut Lime is her favorite massage lotion, so if you don’t like coconut, be sure to request another scent from our list.
After work you’ll find Kathy immersing herself in music by listening to tunes from all genres and decades, discovering new music (including local bands), attending concerts and absorbing music trivia. Her favorite bands include The Killers, The Felice Brothers, Dave Matthews Band, Empire of the Sun and Josh Garrels.
Somehow Kathy also finds time to enjoy cooking, spending time with her family and always learning more about health and nutrition and how they affect the body.
Favorite saying? “Pain is the path to joy.” (Of course)