Meet The Therapist
Rigby Rodgers, LMT, NCTMB
Rigby Rodgers graduated from The Natural Healing Arts School of Massage Therapy in 2003. Rigby is the President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Massage Therapist of Therapeutic Bliss, Inc.
Rigby is Nationally Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork ,and a
MS State Board licensed Massage Therapist. Rigby also possesses additional
post-graduate training and certifications as a Personal Trainer,
Nutritional Specialist, Sports Hypnotist, Reiki Practitioner second degree,
and a Certified Medical Massage Practitioner. Rigby is also a fire fighter at the Oxford Fire Department .
Rigby has training in many
different modalities because he feels that this broadens his knowledge
in helping his client’s live a pain free life. He also believes that
the synergism of many modalities integrated together is needed to truly
individualize client wellness. A massage from Rigby is perfect for
someone that is wanting a massage purely for relaxation, and is
also perfect for someone who is suffering from a soft tissue injury. He is experienced in numerous different types of massages to promote
the well being of his clients.
employs therapeutic assessment, manipulation, and movement of soft
tissue to reduce or eliminate pain and dysfunction. A unique
multidisciplinary approach is utilized to restore structural balance
throughout the body, which will allow one to focus on the prevention and
rehabilitation of musculoskeletal dysfunctions, chronic pain, and sport
- Registered Massage Therapist; Mississippi, MT673, March 2003
- Nationally Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, fall 2003
- Certified Medical Massage Practitioner, March 2005
- Certified Personal Trainer, summer 2006
- Certified Sports Hypnotist, summer 2006
- Certified Nutritional Specialist, summer 2006
- Reiki Practitioner Second Degree, spring 2007
- Certified Firefighter, September 2018
- National Endurance Sports Trainer Association
- American Massage Therapy Association
- Basic Swedish Therapeutic Massage
- Deep Tissue Massage
- Neuromuscular Re-education
- Myofascial Release
- Scar Tissue Mobilization Techniques
- Propioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation Stretches
- Prenatal Massage
- Massage for Specific Medical Conditions
- Orthopedic Massage
- Sports Massage
- Salt Scrubs
- Body Wraps
- Insurance Billing
- Reiki Energy Healing
- Developing Exercise Programs
- Developing Nutritional Programs
Morgan Edwards, BSES, LMT
Edwards graduated from The Waldrip Center of Therapeutic Massage School
in January of 2018. Morgan is a Mississippi State Board Licensed
Massage Therapist, and holds a Bachelors of Science degree in
Exercise Science from The University of Mississippi - Ole Miss, where she graduated
in 2016. She is certified in CPR, First Aid, and AED through the
Emergency Care & Safety Institute. She is also a member of the
American Massage Therapy Association.
believes that through the manual manipulation of soft tissues in the
body, that good health is maintained, and wellness is promoted in each
individual. She performs therapeutic massages with specific techniques
to assist every client in fulfilling his or her therapeutic goal.
The therapeutic goals that Morgan believes in are essential in maintaining
wellness are enhancing relaxation, reducing stress, increasing joint
range of motion, increasing lymph flow, recovering from exercise-induced
soreness, injury rehabilitation, management of symptoms during a long
term illness, and enhancing personal growth.
believes that there is a difference in Relaxation massage and Therapeutic
massage, although Therapeutic massage does bring about increased
relaxation. She believes that the true meaning of a Therapeutic massage is
that both the client and therapist have a shared goal of achieving
structural changes within the body. A therapeutic massage means you
present a specific complaint to the therapist, and then the
therapist performs massage that is specific to your complaint.
Therapeutic massages are usede to heal by reducing pain and working
on specific problem areas in your body. Morgan wants to help you become
a better you.
believes that therapeutic massage has taken on an important role in
modern healthcare. She also believes massage therapy is very essential
for promoting health, healing and decreasing pain in individuals that
"Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional"
Duranda Hardy, LMT
Hardy is a Licensed Massage Therapist who graduated from The Waldrip
Center of Therapeutic Massage School in January 2018. Duranda is a
Mississippi State Board LMT, certified in CPR, first aid, and AED
through the Emergency Care & Safety Institute.
believes that Therapeutic Massage is a wonderful asset to any
individual who suffers from any kind of muscle pain. After going through
her own medical problems within her body, Duranda highly believes in
massage therapy to relieve stress, anxiety, and muscle pain. She knows
that it improves quality of sleep, boosts energy, and improves overall
health. She has been helped with massage therapy herself, and knows for a fact
that it works and it can help you too. She will use specific techniques with each individual in order to fulfill your therapeutic goal and relieve the specific
problems within your body.
would love to help you by performing therapeutic massages to help
relieve pain within your body. Therapeutic massages tend to be a deeper
pressure that relieves muscle tension or discomfort, and assist in breaking up knots and loosening very tense
areas. Therapeutic massage is performed for muscle injuries as well as chronic problems, and assists with increasing the flow of oxygen in the blood,
releasing toxins from the body’s muscles flushing the lactic acids, uric
acids, and other types of metabolic wastes out of the body tissues.
Duranda also utilizes Swedish Massage techniques as well if one wants to simply relax
from a stressful workweek, or just to simply feel good. A Swedish
Massage focuses on relaxation by using slow, gliding strokes with a medium
pressure that will increase circulation and blood flow. It will ease the
tension in the body’s muscles and improve the muscles’ flexibility.
“Massage therapy is not just a luxury. It’s a necessity to a healthier, happier life.”