Eucalyptus Massage gets new home on South Main
BLACKSBURG — Eucalyptus Massage Studios & Gallery has found a new home in Blacksburg after spending two-and-a-half years at their previous location at the corner of Main Street and Broce Drive.
The building that once housed Main Lee Art at 201 S. Main St. now serves a new purpose.
Owner and nationally certified massage therapist Jakki Covington said Eucalyptus’ staff of eight therapists outgrew their previous location and that the new space is bigger and more visible to clients.
Eucalyptus offers an expansive list of therapeutic massage services and wellness body treatments using only organic products found locally and some of which they make themselves, Covington said.
Covington said they also offer massage for anxiety and panic disorders, as well as pediatric massage and oncology massage for stress management and pain relief.
But that list of services just scratches the surface.
The staff of eight therapists practices a variety of modalities, Covington said.
“Most of us were trained at our highly esteemed Blue Ridge School of Massage and Yoga here in Blacksburg,” Covington said.
“We have a highly skilled, friendly and compassionate staff who you will love speaking with and working with.”
Many of those staff members are also artists who have shown pieces in galleries and coffee shops, Covington said — just another reason the Main Lee Art space appealed to Covington and her staff.
“We want to continue the gallery atmosphere that Main Lee Art created in this space and promote local art and new artists whenever we can,” Covington said. “We will offer, in the future, workshops for those who need art therapy for anxiety relief purposes.”
The energy in the new location, Covington said, is restful and inspiring. The staff hopes to continue to nurture the art space moving into the future, she added.
“We wanted to also be a part of the fun events that happen downtown,” Covington said.
Fostering a sense of community is a large part of Eucalyptus’ mission in Blacksburg.
“If we feel a client will benefit from services outside our scope of practice or needs massage modalities that we don’t offer, we will refer them to other healing arts people in our community,” Covington said.
Eucalyptus even shares information on local yoga classes on their website.
According to Covington, the building was once home to Optimal Health Associates who offered massage, yoga and Chinese medicine. Covington began attending massage school in the same building in 1998.
Years later, yoga has returned to the building at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. Eucalyptus offers $9 yoga classes with a $2 discount for students.
Covington and her staff have dedicated themselves to helping the community through healing arts.
“Our hope is to continue to serve well those that have trusted us with their health and to inspire those who haven’t tried massage to go ahead and try it,” Covington said.
For more information about Eucalyptus Massage Studio & Gallery, visit massageblacksburg.com.
By Mike Shaw
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