Stephanie "Steffie" Ellis
Licensed Massage & Bodywork Therapist, Creator/Owner of Essentially Wellness Boutique, Massage Therapy Educator
"My goal and my passion is to create and to help others feel their best!"
Since is was quite young I have appreciated self-care and mind-body practices as an integral part of maintaining health and being a happy human!
Since 2001 I have been a yoga teacher and since 2007 a licensed massage therapist. I also have a background in teaching for massage therapy students and continuing education for massage therapy professionals. I love helping people feel their best and I love seeing students achieve their goals.
My favorite massage modalities to practice are table Thai massage, reflexology, herbal compress, hot stone, prenatal, sports, and deep tissue massage. I first became interested in becoming a licensed massage therapist after studying Thai massage which incorporates passive stretching and energy work with the effects of deep relaxation, pain management, improved energy, and overall well-being.
My education & training includes Bachelor of Fine Arts UNC-Charlotte, Yoga Alliance Teacher Training, Massage Therapy License, NCBTMB Continuing Education Provider, Advanced Thai Yoga Bodywork Certificate, Reflexology Certificate, Clinical Application of Pure Essential Oils Certificate, Prenatal Massage Certificate & several other modalities. I love learning & will continue to serve clients by being a life-long learner.
For the past few years I have been channeling my creativity into creating amazing handcrafted aromatherapy products for relaxation and self-care. I opened Essentially Wellness Boutique with the mission of creating, helping others feel their best, and giving back.
I live with my partner, one dog, one cat and several chickens, a little outside of Wilmington, NC, USA but I do not mind the commute to work at Relax Massage Therapy & Skincare. In my free time I practice yoga and qigong, spend time with family and friends, sometimes travel a bit, and little known fun fact about me…I play Irish flute, which is so fun!
I look forward to see you soon for your health and wellness needs.