Our Story

Hello - I'm Dianna Hughes

Licensed massage therapist and owner of Cuyahoga Massage Therapy located in Berea, Ohio. My aim is to facilitate personalized healing for each individual to relieve chronic pain and reduce stress.

My studies as a massage therapist began in 2015 after I was diagnosed with chronic headaches. At the time of my diagnosis, I had a desk job where I sat all day. This caused a lot of physical pain in my neck, arms, back and my posture suffered. I refused to be reliant on medication so I sought out massage therapy. I knew then that I wanted to help others find relief from chronic headaches and pain, because I was experiencing first-hand just how disabling these conditions were. Massage relieved my pain, helped my posture and improved my over-all well-being.

Since then, I have taken continuing education courses to specialize in the relief of chronic pain and techniques to help reduce stress through mindful breathing practices.

I’m honored to work with my clients to help them be able to move better, breathe easier, and finally get relief from their chronic pain.
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Credentials and Certifications:
Nuad Boran Traditional Thai Massage, The Baan Hom Samunphrai School
Licensed Massage Therapist (#33.024077), East West College of the Healing Arts

Chaing Mai, Thailand

In the last semester of massage school, I chose to focus my training in Thai Massage. Instantly falling in love with the practice, I furthered my training after graduating from massage school.

In 2018, I traveled solo to Chiangmai, Thailand to study Traditional Nuad Boran, a 2,000-year-old energy-based healing practice that integrates aspects of acupressure with assisted stretches.

The course was over 22 days, with 150 hours of hands on training. 

Since then, I've taken many other Thai courses to further my knowledge and practice of Thai massage. 

Design

the massage room

Cuyahoga Massage Therapy is a small but comforting space that shares the building with a team of other health professionals.

The entrance to Cuyahoga Massage Therapy is located separately from the other offices which brings you right to the massage room. This is to prevent close contact with others in the waiting room.

The massage table has a protective covering over the top of the extra padding and heater pad to keep it sanitary and clean. Fresh sheets and blankets are always used with each session.

Only warm, dim lights are used so you can fully relax and music choice can be requested prior to session. Otherwise, ambient music is by default.

I have a variety of massage tools, such as cupping, Gua Sha & Hypervolt massage gun that I will recommend depending on your treatment and goals. I will always ask for your consent to use.

Sessions are spaced out from 30 min to 1 hour depending on the previous session length. This allows me to properly disinfect and air out the room.

A HEPA/UV air filter is used on high throughout the entire day. Use of an approved EPA SARS-CoV-2 disinfectant on anything touched during the session, including table, doorknobs, chairs, etc. A mask is worn by the therapist.

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