The story of Flex Massage
FROM VALENTYNA DINWIDDIE (OWNER OF FLEX MASSAGE)
I was born in Ukraine and immigrated to the US in 2009 to marry my wonderful husband of now 7 years. I had graduated with a degree in marketing and public relations in Ukraine, however I did not feel fulfilled. So in 2012 I decided to go back to school and train to become a massage therapist. This was driven by my desire to help people. I found that I truly enjoyed approaching each person's body as a puzzle, and their pain was my job to solve.
In 2013 I graduated from Everest Institute in Tigard, OR and at the beginning of 2014 I launched my own massage business in Portland, OR.
I have had the privilege of helping many wonderful clients and relieving them of their pain. I enjoy building strong relationships with my clients and developing treatments plans that fit their goals.
My husband and I decided to relocate to Charlotte and launch an expanded vision for our massage business. Flex Massage is about bringing a wonderful and needed service to everyone. Including those who have never felt comfortable receiving a massage for many different reasons. At Flex Massage our goal is to make massage a comfortable and enjoyable experiance customized to you.
We have BIG family news! We are in the process of hosting two orphans from Ukraine (close to where I grew up) in hopes of adopting them (if they choose us).
We offer a variety of massage modalities to meet your needs. While the list below is a highlight of our services, it is not inclusive of all that we offer. Our mission is to provide relaxation and pain relief through whatever professional and ethical means. Best of all, we don't charge extra for our services, just the time you spend with us!
AT FLEX MASSAGE, WE BELIEVE YOU SHOULDN'T HAVE TO PAY EXTRA FOR THE LITTLE ADDED THINGS THAT MAKE MASSAGE GREAT. OUR PRICING IS SIMPLE. YOU PAY US FOR OUR TIME, AND EVERYTHING THAT WE OFFER IS INCLUDED IN THAT TIME!
My first massage ever! Very cozy and relaxing environment. Very friendly and professional service.
Valya has been my massage therapist for 2 years, during which she has worked out the knots and tightness from my long standing irregular gait, which affects my back and hips. In addition to her expertise, part of my healing is due to her caring, compassionate, positive, and sunny personality!
I have been a client of Valya Dinwiddie for 2 yrs. Her deep tissue & relaxation massages are perfect. She has helped my muscles perform better with her healing touch after a major surgery. When I just need to be in a Zen mood she offers a gentle touch massage with quiet relaxing music & a touch of aromatherapy. She will discuss muscle groups & how the body functions. She shares about her ongoing continuing education classes that she attends which demonstrates her professional commitment.
OMG! I have had chronic low back issues for 26 years. When I came in for a massage off a groupon offer, Vayla was my MT. AMAZING! I told her what was going on and that I typically went with a lighter touch massage. However, due to my condition, we both agreed she would go a little deeper... and man did she. This was an intense massage... relaxing at the end as she promised, but intense the rest of the time. However, when I stood up the pain and stiffness was gone! She's fantastic!
Valya was fantastic. She is extremely knowledgeable on physiology, therapy techniques, and an advanced skill set. She also has a great bedside manner, is very humanistic, and performs a great iterative massage, assessing, diagnosing, and flexing treatment as the massage goes along. Definitely an A+ for Myofascial Release Therapy!
Really a great massage. I practically floated away. I will definitely be back.
My friend gave me a Groupon deal to this place as a gift, and I have to agree with the other Yelpers that Valya's an excellent masseuse. She's friendly, professional, and has the strong hands and arms needed for deep tissue massages.
Received a massage from Valya to focus in on my legs as I have been dealing with tightness and lack of flexibility. Valya did an amazing job! Her efforts combined with my ongoing Physical Therapy have resulted in less pain and more flexibility. Valya is very knowledgeable of her profession and looking forward to the next time for more improvement!
Valya is the BEST! She always sits and chats with you before you change for the massage. She finds out what your needs are and customizes the massage accordingly. I highly recommend her!
Valya is amazing!!! Everyone and there mom, sister, brother, father all need to see her. She tailors your session to the needs of your treatment, she can give you a deep tissue massage or a nice soft relaxing massage. Every time I see her I feel like a million bucks. Not to mention she's just a wonderful person to meet. Please go see her you won't regret it! I have zero back pain when I see her regularly which says a lot!
Wonderful massage! Valya is very skilled and provided one of the best massages I have ever had!