Meet Our Team
Owner & Massage therapist
McKinley was born and raised in Gates, North Carolina, after high school, he joined the US Army. He served in the Army for over 22 years. While in the military he had the opportunity to visit several countries and experience a wide array of massage techniques. He earned his B.S. Degree in Criminal Justice from Troy University in Alabama.
After retiring, McKinley enrolled in The Medical Arts School in Raleigh, NC where he completed over 700 hours of therapeutic practice and is a licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist.
During his time in school McKinley acquired several continuing education classes to learn different modalities that help assist in his techniques as well as to benefit all clients. He has taken Meditative Cancer Massage, Lomi Lomi, Asian Sports Massage, Treat Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue & Depression, Integrated Lymphatic Drainage, and Trigger Point Therapy. McKinley completed his Master in Executive Leadership from Liberty University.
As a therapist, McKinley’s mission is to provide a therapeutic experience with professionalism and competence, to ensure that the experience you have will feel like a positive and profound impact on your life.
I am from Tennessee where I worked in medical esthetics. I have been practicing since 2013. Outside of work I enjoy family time, playing with our pups, new adventures & photography. “I love teaching people how to take care of their skin. My favorite product to recommend is Sunscreen. Protecting your skin year round is important.”
Since graduating from the Northern Virginia School of Therapeutic Massage (Falls Church, VA) her therapy has helped clients with issues ranging from golfers/tennis elbow to scoliosis. She has also worked closely with athletes to help enhance efficiency in their chosen sport by increasing their flexibility and range of motion through assisted stretching techniques.
After serving in the United States Navy as an Information Technology Specialist, she then went on to receive her Associates Degree as a Certified Medical Assistant. Realizing she wanted to help heal people by combining both her knowledge of Western medicine and her love for Eastern medicine, she embarked on the journey to become a massage therapist. She believes that having a foundation in traditional medicine, as well as certifications in the eastern medicine techniques, enables her to customize every massage for each of her clients. She prides herself on her holistic touch along with her extensive training in modalities
Karen Lee, received her Esthetician License from the NC State board of Cosmetology trough Wake Technical Community College Advance Esthetics Program, and received her Medical Esthetics from Grace Medical. She has also studied at North Carolina State University and East Carolina University. She was also a licensed CNA. Karen, has been passionate about skin care since her youth. As a teenager, she suffered from cystic acne, which started her skin care journey over 20 years ago.