Shay G.,Licensed Massage Therapist
- Therapist since 2015
- I love massage therapy
- There is a massage therapy plan for everyBODY
- Relaxation is my specialty
- Graduated from a nationally accredited massage school
Arrive early to get in a relaxed mindset and to maximize “hands on time” of your appointment. Hydrate post massage, drinking lots of water afterwards is essential for building healthy muscle tissue and removing metabolic wastes. Rebook before you leave as with any healthy habit the best results are usually seen on a cumulative basis, and as part of a long-term wellness routine. It’s difficult to get all the kinks and muscle pain under control with one massage treatment, rebooking is the best way to maintain a comfortable body to live in.
About Me: I was born in Phoenix, I grew up with four siblings; five of us total. There were four girls and one boy. My brother, the youngest, stopped breathing when he was a baby. After being revived the outcome was cerebral palsy. My loving mother decided after many years as a mechanical engineer to change careers and become a massage therapist. This was to help my brother to be more comfortable in his body, as well as helping other people be more comfortable in theirs. As an adult I moved to Colorado for three years, while I was in Colorado I attended the Massage Therapy Institute of Colorado – MTIC. I graduated in 2015 with a 900 hour certification. The school taught me many modalities such as Swedish, Deep Tissue, Lymphatic Drainage, Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT), Thai Massage, Acupressure and Meridian Therapy, Craniosacral Therapy, Motion Palpation, Kinesiology (posture and movement), sports massage and how to integrate these all into a customized treatment for each client. It was a broad based and very well rounded program. I believe there is a massage therapy plan for every BODY and I look forward to working with you to find the best massage therapy plan for you.
What Massage Means To Me: Seeing firsthand what massage therapy can do made me interested in massage therapy, and learning all about it made me love it. Having to live in an uncomfortable body is not the way to live, change it with massage therapy the effects and outcomes of can be amazing!!
My Education And Training:
- Certification in Massage Therapy from Massage therapy institute of Colorado 2015
- Hawaiian Lomi Lomi One Week Intense Training 2017
- Relief: I got into massage to help people be comfortable in the body they live with.
- Advanced therapeutic: I know many modalities to help with any issues going on in the body.
- Spa Treatments: I love providing body scrubs and wraps. They get you feeling silky smooth and relaxed.
- Neck and low back: clients that have had issues here always love the techniques I use to relieve tension and adhesions.
My Favorite Services:
- Maui Relaxation Massage: a bit of hot towels, traditional massage mixed with Lomi is just what the body needs to relax.
- Coconut Sea Salt Lomi: the scrub gets you feeling silky smooth on the outside, then Lomi It’s relaxing and therapeutic.
- Chocolate Lovers For Lovers Massage: if you love chocolate as much as I do you will love to do this with your spouse chocolate scrub, chocolate wrap & coco butter application. The cocoa extract used in this treatment is loaded with antioxidants and has many therapeutic benefits, that means you get the goods without the calories.
Five Star Guest Reviews:
The below five star reviews about me are from third party websites like Yelp, TripAdvisor, Google and Spa Finder. I would love to add yours!
"- Guy S,, YELP - 5 Stars
All I can say is AMAZING!! From being greeted at the front desk to the facilities and services. What an incredible experience! I went with my wife, we did the couples lomi lomi massage. Shay and Ruby where our therapists (I highly recommend both). This experience is a must!! We will most definitely be back!! Thank you."
"- Karen E,, 5 Star Review
I can’t wait to try Shay for my Lomi Lomi massage in a couple of weeks."
"- Paige V., 5 Star Review
Shay is a miracle worker. She is an expert at massage and getting all the knots and things worked out. I am so impressed and will definitely be back for a 90-minute. Worth every penny!"
"- Tammy, 5 Star Review
Had the most enjoyable 2 hour Kauai Clay Experience with Shay today! She was terrific in addressing the areas I wanted her to focus on and adjusting pressure as I needed."
"- Erick, 5 Star Review
Shay is an outstanding therapist! I actually fell asleep twice! It was an amazing massage. I can’t wait until my next session!"
"- Jenna, 5 Star Review
I’ve been coming to the Goodyear day spa as a member now for a few months an I absolutely love it. I have never once had a bad experience and everyone is so friendly. My first visit my boyfriend had Shay for his first massage ever and loved it. I will be coming back for massages with Shay as long as I live in the Phoenix area! She is wonderful and becoming a member was a great decision."
"- Ya Ya, 5 Star Review
I greatly enjoyed my experience at the spa where I received a Lomi Lomi massage with Shay. Don’t hesitate to treat yourself or someone special to their services."
"- Sharron D., 5 Star Review
I love the vibe of the spa’s Hawaiian theme! Shay was a great therapist & used the perfect amount of pressure."
"- Amber, 5 Star Review
This was my first time doing the limu wrap with the lomi lomi. Shay did an amazing job. I only wish that I could afford to have her as my therapist with this service every month!!"
"- Megan, 5 Star Review
I’ve never had a bad massage or bad therapist here but tonight I had Shay and she was absolutely phenomenal."
"- Krystina, 5 Star Review
The Hawaiian Experience Spa was incredibly relaxing and had more amenities than I expected before coming in. The staff is all incredibly friendly, and Shay is an outstanding therapist. This was easily one of the best massage experiences I’ve ever had."
"- Rick C., 5 Star Review
Shay remembered my body’s usual tight spots and knew how to work them out with her great Lomi Lomi strokes."
"- Barbara, 5 Star Review
Shay is by far the best therapist I’ve had there. I’m a member & get massages monthly, I’ve had massages with 5 therapists & I will be requesting her from now on."
"- Nicole S., YELP - 5 Stars
This was seriously the best massage I have ever had. Shay was amazing at what she does! I will definitely be back! The Lomi Lomi is the way to go!"
"- Katrina Stanchfield, GOOGLE REVIEW - 5 Stars
I had the best massage of my life. I’m glad I found this spa. I plan to keep going back. Thank you Shay for an incredibly relaxing experience!"
"- Shannan Diver, GOOGLE REVIEW - 5 Stars
Have always had such a great experience here! I just had a massage with Shay and she is so amazing. One of the best massages I have had in a long time."
"- Craig Gierish, GOOGLE REVIEW - 5 Stars
Best Spa and massage experience of my life! Shay at the Goodyear location was extremely attentive to any needs/concerns I had. She also incorporated many different massage modalities into my session, she even included PNF stretching at the very end! To top it all off you get to enjoy one of the coolest and most relaxing showers I have ever seen. 10/10 all around!"
"- Jessica E., TRIPADVISOR - 5 Stars
This was my first time getting a body scrub and this level of massage. I was nervous at first but everything was handled professionally and made me feel very comfortable. Shay worked off stress I’ve been carrying around for months."
"- tdt1208, GOOGLE REVIEW - 5 Stars
Very clean & calming ambiance. Prices are reasonable, & with so many services offered you can’t go wrong. I have been going to my therapist “Shay” for over a year now and is the absolute best; She’s is so kind, warm and always does a wonderful job no matter what part of my body is aching. I also had a few facials with Karen & she is wonderful as well."