Massage from the heart Done With the feet & Hands
Hello There and Welcome!
Thank you for checking out the website. I'm Melanie Dowell the massage therapist and owner here at Heart & Sole Barefoot Massage LLC. Formerly known as Melanie's Barefoot Bodyworks at 1731 Grandin Rd. The office has moved just two blocks down the road from the previous location. The new massage space is 3x bigger, closer to the heart of Grandin Village, and there are no stairs!!!
As the name implies, I specialize in barefoot massage. This means I massage WITH my feet. There is a set of overhead bars that run the length of the massage table that I hold onto while using my feet to apply pressure and massage a persons body. Ashiatsu Barefoot Massage is great for those that love deep tissue massage, athletes, runners, cyclists, crossfitters, or anyone that really pushes their body. If you are 130+ lbs. and are in good shape with no circulatory issues you are a candidate for this style of massage. There are a series of questions I will need to ask over the phone to confirm your appointment and a very detailed health history form will need to be filled out. There are more contraindications with this style of bodywork due to the amount of pressure that is applied to the body. If you have a hard time finding a deep enough massage and weigh 230+lbs, you are probably going to love this style of bodywork!
Available by Appointment
Monday thru Friday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Same day appointments are usually available. Please call or book online at least 2 hours before when you would like to come in. At this time, I am not able to take walk-ins.
I give the full 60, 90, or 120 minute massage time provided the client is punctual for their appointment. Heart & Sole is not a busy massage chain/ spa and you will not be rushed in and out of the massage room. Aromatherapy and hot towels are included in each massage.
Harmony Massage/ Traditional Massage is a blend of deep tissue and swedish massage techniques tailored to each individual and done with the therapists hands, elbows, and forearms. Have a particular tissue-issue that is bothering you and needs to be worked out, but still want a relaxing massage experience? Each massage is uniquely crafted to address a persons tight and sore areas yet induce a deep sense of calm relaxation.
Ashi-Thai/ Sports Massage/ Stretching
Looking for better flexibility and mobility?
Have you tried Thai massage and loved it or really like yoga and to be stretched? Ashi-Thai is done on the massage table while staying fully clothed in loose yoga/ lounge clothing. You will be guided through various stretches while I use my feet to apply compressions to your body. Ashi-Thai is recommended for those individuals that are interested in the barefoot massage, but are 130 lbs. or less.
Pregnancy Massage is for the expecting mother. With a rapidly changing and growing body, massage can help ease the aches & pains, and promote overall wellness.
Monday-Friday 10 am - 7 pm
Saturday 10 am - 4 pm
Heart & Sole is conveniently located in the historic and charming Grandin Village area of Roanoke. The office is inside the Farm Bureau building on the corner of Grandin Rd and Maiden Lane.
1422 Grandin Rd. SW, Suite B
Roanoke, VA 24015