Mobile Spa of the Month for May-June 2017
By Maria Koropecky, esthetician
Music has an uplifting quality and that’s especially true in a spa setting. While most spas have gentle spa music piped into the treatment rooms, Morgan Rachel Deal, LMT, has taken this idea to a whole new level and has live music playing in the background instead.
She has created a fun niche for herself, providing massages at music festivals in the Pensacola, Florida area.
“I’ve had the opportunity to work backstage at concerts, on tradeshow floors, and even at music festivals,” Morgan said. “I’ve worked several festivals in the area including the Earth Day, Greater Good Art & Music, East Hill Music, and the Mahabhuta Yoga festivals.
“My favorite event is the Mahabhuta Yoga Festival. I’ve done Thai massage every year there so far. There are various yoga classes, meditations, and concerts throughout the three days, and the outdoor view on the water consists of vendors, aerial yoga, kids yoga, and acroyoga classes,” said Morgan.
For these outdoor events, Morgan typically sets up her Thai mat under a canopy tent and then the vendors, guests and performers drop by to visit.
“Outside events are my favorite as long as the weather cooperates. I get to work outside to a great view (usually by the water) while listening to the music of the festival, and everyone watching always wants to know more about Thai massage,” she said.
“I’ve worked a wide range of events over the years,” she continued. “I’ve been invited to work backstage at our local Civic Center for large touring bands. Typically, I am set up in a small room inside the arena. The artists who requested the massage get first dibs, and then I stay set up to work on any crew members around who might want a short session. It’s a blast chatting with the musicians, crew, managers, and staff. The only downside is that the rooms are typically very small, but considering I do Thai massage as well, it’s easy for me to work on the table if needed.”
Morgan has been a Licensed Massage Therapist for almost nine years and has a massage practice outside the music scene as well. “I serve Pensacola and the surrounding areas including Gulf Breeze, Pensacola Beach, Pace, Milton, and Perdido Key,” she said.
Morgan has been offering mobile spa services since graduating from Massage school. “I originally began doing out-calls out of necessity, but I have grown to love the change of atmosphere and opportunity in the on-site business,” said Morgan.
“I love being invited into the home of my clients to work on individuals, couples, and entire families,” she said. “I offer both traditional and specialized services like Thai-Yoga Bodywork, Structural Integration, and CranioSacral Therapy.
These days, Morgan is not exclusively mobile and has since added a brick and mortar location. You can also find her at the Breathe Yoga and Wellness Center on 605 East Government Street in downtown Pensacola, Florida.
“As for the future,” continued Morgan, “I have spent the past year and a half studying CranioSacral Therapy and am branching out into the Pediatric specialty. I’m looking forward to expanding to work with more infants and children in the years to come.”
For more information about Morgan Rachel Deale, LMT, please visit www.morgandealelmt.com and www.facebook.com/MorganDealeLMT and call 850-292-1242.
Be sure to say, “Congratulations for being the Mobile Spa Network’s Mobile Spa of the Month for May-June, 2017.”