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.


Office Manager



Hello, Im Irene Hernandez. I was born in Florida and raised in Georgia. I am on a a journey to fulfill my dreams of being an esthetician. I graduated from Central Carolina Community College. While I am skilled in all avenues of being an esthetician, I enjoy doing facials, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, advanced waxing and micro currents the most. To me, these are the best art forms for relaxation. I love helping others on their journey to self care.



Chandra was born in Long Island, NY and has lived many places on the East Coast but has always considered North Carolina to be home. She loves spending time with her daughter, writing,  traveling and yoga. She completed the Massage Therapy program at College of Wilmington and is a licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist. Chandra believes in the healing power of massage and is on a life mission to spread the word.



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.” 


Shaquel is a graduate of Gwinnett College-Raleigh’s Massage therapy program. She is also a Registered Nurse with a specialty in OB/GYN and Labor & Delivery. Shaquel received her BSN from Widener University in 2008 and her commission into the United States Army. She served as an Army Nurse in Germany and at Fort Bragg. Currently she is serving as an Army Reservist.

Shaquel has been a globetrotter since she was born. Both parents were in the military so she’s known not to have a hometown. Home is wherever you make it!
She has two fur babies that are her heart. In her free time, she loves to read, travel, take long hikes in the woods and walks on the beach and crafts (mostly, sewing, knitting and crochet).

Come say hello! You know you knead her!

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