Halley Moore, Licensed Massage Therapist
After 16 years in the hospitality industry, I decided to pursue a new trade. I graduated from The Healing Arts Center in 2014, and began my private practice in the spring of 2015. I love being able to create a calm, cozy environment designed for maximum relaxation. Born and raised in St. Louis, I always dreamed of giving something back to my city.
My particular style is often slow and deep, working with the body instead of against it. I am always looking to learn more and incorporate more skill and knowledge into my techniques. I offer an integrated approach inspired by deep tissue, Swedish, myofascial release, thermal therapy, Thai massage, and DNM (dermoneuromodulation). My goal is to strike a perfect balance between therapy and relaxation.
Through my continuing educational journey, I’ve learned more and more about the nervous system. It is so fascinating to me how we can communicate with the nervous system through the skin. Touch is a powerful thing, and in combination with paying close attention to each individual’s body and being willing to adjust to each person’s comfort, really fantastic results can be achieved. Hands-on techniques that are a bit like myofascial release provide the cornerstone for deep work that is not painful, providing luxurious relief to tight and achy muscles. The application of sustained pressure on an area slowly allows the nervous system to calm down, letting muscles and fascia release, getting to the deeper layers. The addition of heat is extremely soothing and adds a sensory intensity. It can alleviate chronic pain, improve athletic performance and flexibility, as well as being very relaxing.
Through initial assessment and continued communication, I hope to be able to work with anyone to make them feel better. As a longtime veteran of the restaurant industry, and an former member of the aerial/circus performing arts community, I draw on personal experience to particularly affect the bodies of those involved in unique and physically demanding professions and pursuits. I am also very passionate about creating a space that feels safe and inclusive to folks in the LGTBQ community.
Along with providing massage services, I hope to connect through Calliope to other wellness professionals in order to create a community. I help run a local networking group for Massage Therapists, and I’m active in the Mid-County Chamber of Commerce. A community of small businesses will allow us all to thrive more with each other's support, blending our strengths and furthering our reach to have a better opportunity to make an impact on St. Louis.