The Centralia-Chehalis Chamber of Commerce is holding a grand opening ribbon cutting for Life Massage on Dec. 2 in Chehalis at North National Ave., Suite #11, at 11 a.m.
As part of the event, there will be refreshments and a raffle drawing for two massages. The owner, Leah Vanasse, a licensed massage therapist, is a recent graduate of the Bodymechanics School of Myotherapy and Massage in Tumwater.
Vanasse is enthusiastic about helping people find pain relief so they can be more active, according to the release.
Prior to becoming a massage therapist, Vanasse was a truck driver for 17 years, traveling the country with her dog, Lucy. In 2017, she was in a life-changing car accident. The massages she received as pain treatment following the accident inspired her to change careers, according to the release.
“Many people stop being active due to chronic pain, stiffness, fibromyalgia and other ailments,” Vanasse said. “I want people to be able to move.”
Vanasse believes massages can help get people moving again. Her belief led her to develop a slogan reflecting her goals, “Best Life Massage: Where All Bodies Find Movement.”
According to the chamber, Vanasse’s goal is to make those who enter her therapy rooms feel “welcome, comfortable and included.”