Hello! ¡Hola! My name is Angel Rivera, from Angelical Touch Massage Therapy. In June 2007, I became a Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist in North Carolina (LMBT, NC #7517).
If you live in the Triangle area of North Carolina (Cary, Morrisville, Apex, Holly Springs, Raleigh, Chapel Hill, Durham) and if you would like to get a massage session from me, please contact me at:
My availability for massage sessions is by appointment only:
Methods of payment: Cash, Check, Paypal
Why? I was a student too (Masters in Science in Electrical Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin) and a young professional, and I remember that my budget was tight and I appreciated when someone gave me discounted services or products. Now that I am in the position to give back to the community, I am offering discounted services to students and young professionals: this is a way for me to keep positive energy in circulation.
The main modalities that I practice are:
For more information on these and other modalities, see: Different types of massage and bodywork
My mission is to offer a relaxing and therapeutic massage, to help your muscles to relax and to release tension, and to facilitate any healing that your body may want to do once it is in a relaxed state. My intention is that after a massage session, you will feel great!
I customize each session to the particular needs that you may have, and therefore, during a massage session I use different techniques, such as from the relaxing Swedish Massage, the restorative Myofascial Release and Deep Tissue Massage and the subtle but powerful energetic modality of Reiki.
A massage session is a wonderful opportunity for me to be in a mindfulness meditation, in which I pay attention, on purpose, in the present moment and without any judgement. My hope is that you may want to take advantage of the relaxation response produced by the massage, and to meditate too, or simply, to let your mind wander.
You can download the following forms and complete them before our first session:
The following optional consent forms are for the massage of sensitive areas:
On Friday, May 21, 2010, I had the honor of having an interview by Marina Lando for her internet radio program:
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I am a 25 year "thrivor" of malignant melanoma, a type of skin cancer, and after the last encounter, I decided to fulfill one of my purposes in life, which is to facilitate the healing of others and to help navigate those affected by cancer thru their recovery and wellness journey. For me, becoming a massage therapist was one way to have the tools, the skills, and the knowledge to server others.
I graduated in June 2007, from The Whole You School of Massage and Bodywork , in the beautiful area of Rutherford county, in western North Carolina. I traveled every 3rd week from Cary, to attend the weekend classes.
I am nationally certified by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork® (NCBTMB®) and I am a member of:
I am a naturalized US citizen and I was born and raised in Mexico, and therefore, I am fluent in Spanish. I got my Bachelors degree in Science (Electronic Systems Engineering) from the Institute of Technology of Monterrey, in Mexico, and my Masters in Science (Electrical Engineering) from The University of Texas at Austin.
I work full time in RTP, North Carolina, as a software engineer, providing technical support. Because I was facilitating the healing of computer systems, I wanted to facilitate the healing of human beings. Thus, this combination of engineering and massage and spirituality, gives me a unique perspective to address the relaxation and nurturing needs of body, mind and spirit.
If you would like to know more about my decision to start this fascinating part of my Wellness and Recovery Journey, please see: background.
If you would like to know more the massage classes that I have taken and my comments about them, please see: blog (web log).
As an aspiring member of the community of professional practitioners I am following the Code of Ethics from The Whole You school, the NC Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy, the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB), and other associations of the trade. For more details, see Associations and Code of Ethics.
Before you get a massage session, I would recommend you to read the following material:
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If you are interested in or simply curious about this topic you could visit the following web sites:
I would highly recommend the Body Therapy Institute (BTI) near Siler City, NC. I took their workshop in July 2005, and it was a great experience! By the way, I have no financial links to BTI.
For more information visit the BTI web site: "The BTI Introductory Massage Workshop". In this one-day class, you’ll learn fun and effective massage techniques from our master teachers, and you’ll practice the optimal body mechanics and quality of touch exercises that allow BTI graduates to excel in their work. Offered regularly throughout the year, this inspiring six-hour hands-on workshop will benefit those who are considering professional career training at BTI – as well as anyone who wants to learn relaxation and stress management skills. It's highly recommended, but not required for admission. The cost is just $35: go to the REGISTER page on this website to sign up, or call BTI. "
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