Athens Medical Massage is owned and operated by Ida Rose Osborne, Licensed Massage Therapist. In addition to providing general (Swedish) massage, Ida specializes in deep tissue massage and neuromuscular therapy. Her many years of experience have given her much success in helping patients with pain reduction and restoring function. Ida was an instructor in the Massage Therapy program at Hocking College for twenty years, and currently maintains a busy schedule between her practice, business operations, spending time with her family (especially grandchildren!), gardening, and her lifelong love of the ocean.
Nicole is an alumna of Ohio University & graduated with a 4.0 GPA from the Hocking College massage therapy program in 2009. Experienced in a wide variety of styles, she particularly enjoys using deep tissue massage to help clients find relief from longterm aches & pains. In her off time, she loves camping and hiking. She lives in Athens with her husband, 3 cats and a dog.
As Ida's eldest daughter, Kelci grew up with massage therapy! She has worked as a licensed massage therapist since 2005; she's now working full-time as an ER nurse and part-time at Athens Medical Massage. Kelci has additional certification in deep tissue and neuromuscular therapy. When not working at one of her jobs, Kelci enjoys spending time with her children, kayaking, and attending Cincinnati Bengals games.
Jenny was initially a client at Athens Medical Massage, seeking relief from chronic pain issues, and her experiences there, along with her passion for holistic and integrative medicine, sparked her interest in making therapeutic massage her career. After graduating from the Massage Therapy program at Hocking College, she began devoting her time to helping others find healing. Her therapeutic approach includes gentle yet effective myofascial release, deep tissue massage, neuromuscular therapy, and gentle stretches, and differs from client to client depending on their needs and preferences. She finds that a subtle approach is often the most successful. All her massage treatments directly reflect Jenny’s intuitive and caring personality.
Melissa, an Athens resident since 2006, earned a BS from Ohio University before graduating from the massage program at Hocking College in 2013. She has always been drawn to the helping professions, and believes deeply in the power and benefits of therapeutic massage. Through communication and intuition, Melissa provides massage that is tailored to each client’s needs. She loves the challenges of helping clients achieve relief from chronic hip and low back pain through deep tissue and trigger point work, and enjoys introducing first-time clients to the myriad benefits of nurturing, therapeutic massage.