Na­maste Kneads of­fer­ing re­lax­ation for Rock­mart

The Standard Journal - - LOCAL - By Sean Williams SJ Cor­re­spon­dent

Down­town Rock­mart is an ever-chang­ing en­vi­ron­ment. What was a restaurant for one month could be­come a gym or bak­ery the next, and while no busi­ness is guar­an­teed to last for­ever, the sup­ply of en­trepreneurs will­ing to head down­town and chase a dream is never end­ing.

In par­tic­u­lar, Rock­mart re­cently bid farewell to vin­tage comic book and video game store NT Col­lectibles, but it wasn’t long be­fore busi­ness Na­maste Kneads set­tled in the build­ing to bring a new ser­vice to the city.

Located at 124 S. Mar­ble St., Na­maste Kneads is a place of re­lax­ation, restora­tion, and re­ju­ve­na­tion in the hands of Jes­sica Den­nis who of­fers var­i­ous mas­sages de­signed to re­lax nearly every part of the body.

“The goal is to cre­ate an at­mos­phere in which you feel to­tally re­newed,” Den­nis said.

Re­flex­ol­ogy works to in­crease cir­cu­la­tion and re­lieve ten­sion in the feet, hands, and or ears can be or­dered for $40 per hour. Fully clothed back, neck, and shoul­der chair mas­sages are avail­able for $1 a minute. Hot stone mas­sages of­fer warm, sooth­ing re­lax­ation for $85 an hour.

Preg­nant women can re­lax be­cause Den­nis’ pre­na­tal mas­sages are de­signed to com­bat the woes of preg­nancy such as stiff­ness and cramps for $60 an hour. For the stiffest of the stiff and the tense of the tense, Den­nis of­fers a full ther­a­peu­tic body mas­sage de­signed to re­lieve ten­sion and in­duce re­lax­ation from head to toe for $50 an hour. There is an in­tro fee of $40 for new cus­tomers.

Na­maste Kneads i s open on Tues­day, Thurs­day, and Satur­day from 11 a. m. to 5 p. m. Those look­ing to sched­ule or can­cel an ap­point­ment with the busi­ness should visit­­mas­teknead­sllc or look into the store’s hap­pen­ings at https://www.face­­si­ca­den­­mas­tekneads/.

Re­gard­less of the mas­sage choice, pa­trons are in good hands. “I’m a grad­u­ate of Geor­gia Med­i­cal In­sti­tute, a Geor­gia state li­censed mas­sage ther­a­pist, and a vet­eran mas­sage ther­a­pist of 10 years,” Den­nis men­tioned.

Af­ter fin­ish­ing with school, Den­nis joined, and is cur­rently a mem­ber of, the As­so­ci­ated Body Work and Mas­sage Pro­fes­sion­als.

“I spe­cial­ize in Swedish, deep tis­sue, pre­na­tal, and chair mas­sage,” Den­nis said.

Na­maste Kneads is located in the back of Rock­mart Dis­count Mall where mas­sages take place in a warm, quiet room on ta­bles and chairs de­signed for com­fort. Re­lax­ing mu­sic plays through­out the ses­sion.

Every mas­sage is dif­fer­ent, and there are some mis­con­cep­tions about get­ting a mas­sage.

“Cer­tain med­i­cal con­di­tions may make a mas­sage in­ad­vis­able, so cus­tomers should men­tion health prob­lems be- fore the ses­sion be­gins,” Den­nis ex­plained.

Mas­sages are typ­i­cally per­formed with cus­tomers un­clothed, but at Na­maste, one should wear as lit­tle as much as or de­sired.

“Pa­trons will be mod­estly draped with the sheet and blan­ket,” Den­nis said. “Only the body part be­ing mas­saged will be ex­posed.”

Cus­tomers need only re­lax and com­mu­ni­cate when nec­es­sary dur­ing the mas­sage, and most vis­i­tors sim­ply close their eyes and en­joy the jour­ney as their mind, body, and spirit are eased.

“Mas­sage ther­apy is typ­i­cally used to help re­lease mus­cu­lar ten­sion, pain, im­prove cir­cu­la­tion, in­crease joint flex­i­bil­ity, re­duce men­tal and phys­i­cal fa­tigue, re­duce stress, pro­mote faster heal­ing of in­jured mus­cu­lar tis­sue, im­prove pos­ture, and re­duce blood pres­sure,” Den­nis said.

Those hav­ing trou­ble sleep­ing or con­cen­trat­ing or those filled with anx­i­ety may also be in­ter­ested in the ben­e­fits of a mas­sage.

So far, Den­nis has been en­joy­ing her new home for her busi­ness.

“I’m lik­ing the peo­ple of the area, and I could see my­self be­ing here for a while,” Den­nis said.

Sean Williams / Stan­dard Jour­nal

Na­maste Kneads is open on Tues­day, Thurs­day, and Satur­day from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and pro­vides a re­lax­ing en­vi­ron­ment to re­ceive a mas­sage.

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