Ginger Peer-Spencer, LMT and Owner
Ginger began her career in 2003 and stays continually intrigued by the human body and its vast dynamics. Heart Felt Touch began in 2012 when she offered Compassionate Touch (CT) for her clients father who had late stage Alzheimer's. Ginger offered CT twice a week up until the day he passed away. Since then, HFTMT has grown from her being the sole practitioner to a new location adding seven skilled therapist who offer therapeutic massage six days a week with many various therapies including relaxation, deep tissue, Thai, TRE and so much more... and more to come!
Ginger can be found offering therapeutic massage, traveling to those who can't come to her due to later life stages, offering TRE classes on Fridays for those who have chronic stress, tension or trauma, teaching caregivers and healthcare providers the importance of touch, attending continuing education classes, networking with business professionals, growing her business and serving her community.
Hours: Monday & Wednesdays 9:30-3:30, education and compassionate touch out-calls Tues., Thurs., & TRE on Fridays.
Anne White, LMT
Anne White has been with Heart Felt Touch since September 2016 and has been an amazing addition to our team! Anne graduated from the Virginia School of Massage in Charlottesville, 2004. With 14 years of experience, Anne loves doing deep tissue massage and helping those with chronic pain issues find relief.
What Anne loves most about massage is seeing people slow down. She has watched as those around her live crazy, busy lives and never stop to slow down for a moment. Massage allows for those people to stop, rest, and enjoy a moment of peace.
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am-Early evening + one Saturday a month.
Katie Dates, LMT
Katie began her journey into the field massage because she truly enjoys bringing peace and healing to others. Through massage, Katie believes that compassion and the human touch can positively affect a person in a way that can bring continuous calm and contagious joy to those around them.
"I graduated with honors from The Cortiva Institute in St. Petersburg, Florida, in October 2013 and sincerely believe that massage can and should be a gentle healing process. I enjoy exploring different modalities and integrative work, and typically blend swedish massage with therapeutic techniques for a relaxing and healing session."
Amy Bray Short, LMT
Amy became a Massage Therapist in November of 2001 after graduating from Virginia Academy of Massage in Newport News and currently works full time at West Point Chiropractic Clinic, sharing her time with us on Saturdays.
Amy uses Whitney Lowe’s Orthopedic Massage, Lymphatic Drainage, Neuromuscular Therapy and Myofascial Release in order to offer a customized massage. Amy has learned over the years that each person’s differing needs can be met by using a variety of these massage techniques.
Amy truly enjoys her work as it is a calm one on one environment. Amy gets great satisfaction knowing that she has the opportunity to make someone feel better both mentally and physically in such a hectic world.
Hours: Saturday 9:00-3:30
Agi Bahadar, LMT
Agi is a certified, licensed Massage Therapist since 2003. She came to the US in 1992 after acquiring her Masters degree
in Sociology and German Literature in Germany. Agi has worked as a Personal Trainer since 1996 which gives her an extensive background in Kinesiology and body mechanics. Trained in Deep Tissue, Swedish, Trigger Point Therapy and Shiatsu as well as Vedic Thai Yoga Massage and Hawaiian Lome. Agi traveled to India to learn Ayurvedic Massage and Hawaii to learn Lome.
Agi brings compassion and her wisdom to the table to give an all encompassing massage, tailored to the needs and desires of her clients on any given day. She will strive to give an experience that will nourish body, mind and soul together.
Karen Earls, LMT
Karen Earls is a Licensed Massage Therapist and a Reiki Master. Her early experience with Reiki sparked her interest in the healing arts, leading her to pursue a license in Massage Therapy as an avenue to practice Reiki professionally. She gained both her Massage Therapy License and her Master Reiki Attunement in 2011, in Florida. Since then, she has been trained in Thai Massage and Lymphatic Detox Massage, and is a Certified Nurturing the Mother Pregnancy Massage Therapist. In addition to providing individual Reiki healing sessions, Karen hosts a monthly Reiki Share and teaches Reiki to those who wish to learn it either for self-care or to help others.
Patti Hansen, LMT
Patricia “Patti" Hansen has been a massage therapist since 2003. Patti graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Therapeutic Massage in Burlington, Massachusetts. She has been practicing as a LMT in Virginia since January 2006 and joined our Heart Felt team in April 2018
Patti’s’ uses Structural Bodywork focusing on key areas, utilizing integrative techniques of myofascial release, neuromuscular, orthopedic and postural alignment. Patti has also taken continued education courses in Hot Stone, Hot Bamboo, Prenatal Massage, Chair & Sports Massage. She especially loves to work with an emphasis on assisting with recuperation from injury.
Patti is so excited to bring her years of experience in healing massage to Gloucester. Her motto is, “I never work a day in my life, because I love what I do.” She especially looks forward to trading dog rescue stories
Hours: Monday 3:30-8:00, Wednesday 2-8:00, Friday 3:30-8:00. Please call for additional appointment times.
Bethany Burton, Massage Therapy Intern, Yoga 225h-RYT
Bethany has been a member of the Heart Felt team since October 2016 as a receptionist and private yoga instructor. Over the last year she has been in school studying massage to become a LMT; nearing the end of her schooling she is now at a point where she is able to offer student massage to our community here in Gloucester as an intern here at HFT. Bethany has a strong passion for learning how the body works and how massage and yoga can help the body to heal and function as it is intended to. She firmly believes that the key to wellness comes through preventative healthcare and listening to the whispers of the body instead of waiting for the screams of pain. Bethany has taken many classes including: deep tissue, relaxation, Indian head massage, and reflexology. We welcome you to come in, relax and start your journey towards wellness with Bethany.
Hours by appointment.