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Bradenton Massage Biz Eases Stressed Muscles

Bradenton has a new place in which to breathe -- and relax.

Muscle Eze Therapeutic Massage opened on the second floor of the Bradenton Health and Racquet Club at 6500 Manatee Ave. W. and is owned by father and son team Kevin and Neil Holmes.

Muscle Eze began as a mobile business. "We incorporated in 2006 and began doing corporate chair massage," explains 28-year-old Neil. "My dad was friends with the business manager at the health club. They made us an offer we couldn't refuse and we moved in."

The business employs a staff of male and female licensed massage therapists working in its four therapy rooms. Both Neil and his dad also are licensed therapists.

"Our vision for the business is to provide professional therapy in a clinical environment and help our clients get relief from the aches and pains associated with today's lifestyles, says Neil. "In some instances, we use a combination of hot stones and hot towels to achieve the desired results."

A near tragedy guided Neil into the massage business. "I became interested in massage therapy after a motorcycle wreck back in 2002," he says. "Massage was part of my rehab before and after both of my surgeries.It was the care and quick recovery from massage that got me interested in it as a career."

Toya Williams, sales manager at the club, says its convenient location is perfect for clientele. "Customers don't have to leave the building to get a great workout and a great massage afterward. And they're really good at what they do. I fall asleep every time."

Writer: Missy Kavanaugh
Sources: Neil Holmes, Muscle Eze Massage Therapy; Toya Williams, Bradenton Health and Racquet Club

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