Feature Tenant: McAvoy Massage

McAvoy Massage owners, Leila and Aaron McAvoy, a tenant business in Building B on the ACEnet Athens incubator campus, are happy to welcome back their customers during these stressful times. Aaron explains, “As medical practitioners have an obligation to provide a safe space for our clients and ourselves. We follow the Responsible Restart Ohio, Department of Health guidelines for massage therapy.” This includes: disinfecting all contactable surfaces before and after each massage, using hand sanitizer, providing clean linens for each customer, and monitoring the therapist’s temperature and blood oxygenation levels every day and posting to a white board on their office door. The McAvoy’s request that everyone wear face masks, as they do, and be prepared to have their temperature and blood oxygenation monitored with a forehead, non-touch, thermometer and a finger, non-stick, oxygenation sensor. They also require customers to call or text when they arrive for their appointments.

McAvoy Massage began operations at ACEnet in 2019 and have a pleasing and relaxing and private space at the end of the hallway. Aaron C. McAvoy, LMT has practiced massage therapy in Athens County, Ohio for over 15 years. After receiving his Medical Massage License from the state of Ohio in 2003 he went on to receive a Biological Science degree from Ohio University. While studying at the Sacred Mountain Midwifery School in Spruce Knob, WV, Leila became enthusiastic about massage therapy. She now practices medically oriented massage, for not only the pregnant, but any who are in need of her services.

Leila shares that “touch is a cornerstone of living. We touch the food we eat, the air we breathe, the earth as we walk. Massage is a sacred and ancient practice. We are mindfully dedicated to that which promotes the clinical application of our trade.” The McAvoy’s are proud to serve the community by providing medical and clinical massage therapy treatments that focus on custom treatments that are a thorough blending of multiple modalities within the scope of medical massage therapy, according to individual needs. For more information or to make an appointment visit https://mcavoymassage.com/. Appointments can be booked online and detailed descriptions of their treatments are offered.