Twinsburg -- After four years, Angell's Touch Massage is expanding its services and space, and has added one new face to its staff.
"There was a much bigger need than I realized and we expanded to a second room in the same building," owner Christine Angell said Sept. 9 of the 2542 East Aurora Road business, which opened in 2011.
Angell, a Twinsburg resident for more than 20 years and a licensed massage therapist, said her business expanded to allow for couples massages and additional massage tables, and now offers Reiki, a healing technique based on hand massage.
In April, she added licensed massage therapist and Reiki expert Shelley Lewin to the team, bringing the total number of employees to two.
"Everything that was offered before, she can offer as well," Angell said. "She is certified in Reiki, so that will be offered."
Reiki is "energy work in a nutshell," Angell said, a healing technique that is based on energy and hand massage.
According to Angell, other services include Swedish relaxation massage, deep tissue massage, myofascial release, neuromuscular therapy and chair massages.
"It's very relaxing and rejuvenating," Angell said. "Clients don't want to leave."
Flexible hours, competitive prices and outstanding technique set Angell's apart, Angell said.
"A couple of things that I hear our clients say is that we don't talk during our appointments ... we will if you want us to, but we are quiet," Angell said. "We both are capable of varying the pressure."
Clients come from all walks of life, Angell said, from young athletes to cancer patients to corporate professionals and pregnant women.
"The wear and tear and strain we put on our bodies is incredible," Angell said. "We are here to help."
Angell added that the Twinsburg community has been welcoming.
"I knew there was a need but I am shocked at how big of a need it is," she said.
Angell's Touch Massage is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information or to make an appointment call 216-404-8789.