HONEOYE FALLS ― Residents and visitors may notice a catchy new storefront sign at the corner of West Main and Monroe Street in Honeoye Falls that appeared this past spring, but may not quite be aware of the business inside and the benefits it has to offer.
Pamela Scully, a Licensed Massage Therapist, opened Bodywork Kneaded at its new location in March, providing various forms of massage therapy, and now acupuncture, to a growing stream of customers.
“It’s a small community within a community, so my name has gotten out quite a bit,” said Scully. “That’s really how I built my business; it’s word of mouth, and because what I do is so unique.”
Scully practices integrated massage, a therapeutic method that combines the principles of massage and bodywork, incorporating both physical and emotional elements. In addition to her use of multiple modalities, however, it is her ability to accommodate each client’s needs that sets her apart, she says.
“I believe working within the patient’s pain tolerance is a must,” Scully says on her website. “With that in mind, it is imperative the therapist has many different techniques in their skill set to draw on.”
Scully uses her wide range of techniques to develop an individual treatment plan for her patients to achieve the greatest relief. To augment her wide skill set, one of Bodyworks Kneaded’s five rooms is reserved for acupuncturist Monica Marrocco. In addition to its therapeutic benefits, accupuncture is often covered by health insurance, and can make therapy more affordable.
All of the Bodywork Kneaded staff – Scully, Marrocco and three other massage therapists – are also able to accept payment through patients’ Flexible Spending Accounts.
Scully graduated from the New York Institute of Massage in Buffalo in 2001 and worked part-time until 2006, when she rented space at the Honeoye Falls Family Chiropractic location and began full time practice. She moved into her current location on March 1, 2012, to a space that had been vacant for the past several years, and hosted a soft opening of the business on Memorial Day weekend.
The majority of her clients are those with injuries, athletes, or have chronic pain, Scully says, and adds that Bodywork Kneaded has something to offer absolutely everyone that comes in.
“I’ve worked on people who have gotten massages all around the world and they say ‘I’ve never gotten a massage like that,'” said Scully. “I just do what I think the person needs.”
Bodywork Kneaded will host a Grand Opening on Sunday, July 15. For more information on Bodyworks Kneaded, or on how to set up an appointment, visit www.bodyworkkneaded.com.