As I'm sure you noticed on the Home page, my name is Kelly Ard. I am a Licensed Massage Therapist, or LMT, and I am the driving force behind the h Ard working hands and feet that my clients appreciate so much.
I am an independent massage therapist located inside Love Yoga Studio in North Albany Oregon. I offer a variety of services, to see them all please go to the Menu page! I also offer travel chair massage for businesses and organizations in the Albany area.
I attended Lane Community College's Massage program which meets the State of Oregon's requirements of 500+ hours of actual classroom time. Classes included anatomy, physiology, pathology, kinesiology, and professional ethics, along with technique labs in Swedish massage, Deep tissue, spa therapies and trigger point therapy, among others. Since completing school I have given over 2,500 hours of massage.
I received my State massage license in July of 2005 after passing an extensive written exam and a thorough practical exam. I am also an ABMP Certified Massage Therapist. I'm a member in good standing with the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals, the Oregon Massage Therapists Association, and the Mid-Valley Body Workers.
I continually exceed my required continuing education hours in my constant quest to always be learning more. I push myself on this because I want to have as many "tools" as possible to be able to help every client in every way I can. My training ranges from basic massage styles like Swedish and Deep Tissue, to more specialized styles like myofascial work, sports massage, trigger point therapy, reiki, reflexology, prenatal massage, hot stone massage and most recently Ashiatsu and Ashi-Thai. I can use aspects of any of these techniques within every massage giving me a large variety of "tools" that I can use to customize each massage to be as beneficial for each person as possible.
In addition to all my massage qualifications I am also a Registered Yoga teacher, an RYT 200. I teach locally at Love Yoga Studio. My additional knowledge as a Yoga teacher has deeply broadened my ability to recommend stretches and movement techniques to help with problem areas!