Emerge Massage Studio

Providing Deep Tissue Without Discomfort


It’s time to experience an Ashiatsu Barefoot Massage! Feel your sore and achy muscles fully relax without the discomfort often associated with traditional deep tissue massage.


With regularly scheduled deep tissue massage you can:
  • Lower your stress levels
  • Hold chiropractic adjustments longer
  • Increase your range of motion
  • Improve your posture and reduce everyday aches and pains

Hi! I’m Hanna Howard and I opened the doors of Emerge Massage Studio in 2006 because I wanted to help improve the quality of people’s lives through therapeutic massage. I work with Crossfit athletes, overworked parents, students, professors, veterinarians, bakers, waitstaff, carpenters, nurses, and more.

If you want to relax while getting out of pain, it’s going to happen during any massage at Emerge Massage Studio. Your relaxation, bliss, and feeling pampered is important to me, but it’s not my main focus. What’s important to me, is helping you get out of pain now.

What to expect:

After we discuss what your goals are for your session, I will leave the room while you disrobe to your comfort level. When I return, I wash and warm my feet before beginning your massage. Many people can’t tell the difference between my hands and feet and often comment on how the feet provide a much more comfortable and soothing experience than a traditional “hands-only” massage.

During a barefoot massage, I will check in regularly to learn what level of pressure you prefer. You are always in charge of the depth being used during your massage. While this style of bodywork is deeper than a typical massage, you should never feel pain.

You may have heard the saying, “no pain, no gain”. This does not hold true. By working deeper than your comfort level, your body enters a state of protection by tensing up which is counter productive. This inhibits the body’s ability to relax, which is the first step toward releasing tight muscles. By calming the nervous system during your massage, your body will allow for deeper manipulation and which leads to longer lasting results.

Sound good? You can view my schedule and book online anytime. I look forward to assisting you in your preventative health care efforts and becoming your regular massage therapist!

Client Reviews


Terrific Massage

Barefoot Bodywork is a wonderful form of massage, strong, gentle, restorative...I would recommend to even those who feel shy.

Laura H.

A Gifted Healer

I've been going to Emerge for monthly massages for about two years. Hanna is amazing. No matter how I feel when I get there, I always leave feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. Regular massage is an important part of my self care regimen and I can't recommend Emerge highly enough. Hanna is truly a gifted healer.

Kate F.

She is a magician!

My new favorite massage studio! I have already recommended her to friends. As a nursing student, my back is constantly being challenged by bending over patients in disagreeable positions. Hanna made my back pain decrease from a 7 out of 10 down to a 2 out of 10. She is a magician. I look forward to my next visit in the incredible sanctuary she has created!

Carmen S.

Impressive Intuitive Touch

I was very impressed with her intuitive touch- it's rare to find a massage therapist in-tune enough to find tense spots you didn't even mention (or know existed). I recommend adding fire cupping to your treatment, icing on the cake!

Lisa S.

WOW! Just WOW!

Hanna is nothing short of amazing! I had a massage with her about one week ago...as soon as it was over I immediately booked another appointment! For the first time in my life, I tried cupping. It is a wonderful add-on, and provides a lot of relief.

John L.

Noticeable Improvement

I really appreciate Hanna's skills.  She has done wonders for my body and I have definitely noticed an improvement in my overall health and well being since seeing you regularly.  Thank you very much.

Scott M.

Repeat Performance

I have been a client of Hanna's for almost 10 years, on at least a monthly basis. I can honestly say that massage with Hanna has been a consistently enjoyable experience. It never feels redundant because Hanna is dynamic and has evolved her practice and skill so she approaches each session slightly different. She is as thorough as she is capable and I consider her part of my team of health care providers.

Darlene M.


Hanna does an outstanding job. My massages are always customized to what I need.

Pete C.

Great work!

Wonderful massage today. If I haven't said it enough- you do great work and are amazing.