Professional Background

Lea Chapin is a licensed massage therapist who holds a B.S. in psychology and a Masters Degree in counselor education. She completed her massage training in Sarasota, Florida at the Sarasota School of Massage Therapy in 1989. In addition, she is a mental health therapist with 35 years of experience who has decided to combine her knowledge of mental health issues with bodywork. Her goal is to help others in a gentle, loving way to allow for healing to occur naturally and to restore the mind, body and spirit.


Her desire to treat the individual holistically comes from years of experience in working with mental health clients and discovering that chronic stress is a major health threat that effects not only one’s emotional health, but their physical and spiritual health, as well. Her aim is to help others cope with stress more effectively and to learn to keep in touch with the spirit within so that each person can walk on his/her own path in a more balanced and peaceful way.




At Health Alternatives, the goal is to serve others in a gentle way that rebalances the body, mind and spirit, in order to assist all to live in a more balanced and peaceful state.



Massage Therapy & Stress

Stress is a part of our high-tech, hurried life. Chronic tension from unrelieved stress leads to disease of the spirit, mind and body. Healthful stress management measures can relax, relieve, rebalance and restore health, which is our natural state. Stress symptoms are signals that a change is needed. Change involves tuning in, relaxing, re-evaluating and renewing.


Massage Therapy can be beneficial for relieving stress-related symptoms. The Relaxation Response may be induced by massage. This reverses the damaging physiological effects of distress resulting in slower heart rate, lower blood pressure, better circulation to internal organs and warmer skin temperature. This also promotes a feeling of well-being and a reduction in anxiety and tension.



Appointments can be made in the following increments:

       30 minutes - $30      

      60 minutes - $60

      90 minutes - $90

        Combo -             $75
        includess a 60 minute massage with Reiki and a mini angel reading



        Gift Certificates are available for purchase. Massage makes a great gift
        for someone you care about.

       Pre-pay special -- buy 4, get the 5th free!  





Please feel free to call with any questions about the services or to schedule an appointment (727) 580-3016.


MASSAGE THERAPY shall not include diagnosis or any service or procedure for which a license to practice medicine; Chiropractic, or Podiatry is required by law, nor shall it apply to athletic trainers, technicians or physical therapists who act under the prescription or supervision of a person holding an unlimited license to practice medicine or surgery. 



Benefits of Massage Therapy



Professional massage therapy is the manipulation of the soft tissue of the body for therapeutic purposes. Massage acts as a mechanical cleanser, improving circulation, hastening the elimination of waste and promoting interchange of oxygen and nutrition to the body cells and system. A soothing massage can help you unwind, but that's not all.



1. Relief of mental and physical fatigue.


2. Improved circulation/blood pressure control.


3. Enhanced function of joints and muscles.


4. Recovery from chronic tension and stress.


5. Pain relief—acute and chronic pain.


6. Treatment of sports-related injuries


7. Boosting immunity.


Beyond the benefits for specific conditions or diseases, some people enjoy massage because it often involves caring, comfort, a sense of empowerment and creating deep connections with their massage therapist. Stress and tension can cause imbalances in the body. Adding massage to your monthly routine can assist in bringing your body back into balance and prevent many possible health concerns in the future. 


The combo massage is the perfect way to rejuvenate/replenish both body & soul. The heat that builds in her hands is unbelievable & hard to explain until you experience it yourself! While Lea is doing Reiki, she calls on her guides and angels. Today’s message was from Christ and it was one of ascension for me. It brought on waves of emotion, good emotion and filled me with hope and peace. I left there feeling as if I had been baptized in love & light. Thank you Lea, for the gifts you share with me. . .such peace, nurturing & healing.         

                                              Julie – Dahinda, IL




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