REEDSPORT — Adding yet another business to the Mid Coast Mall, Reedsport Massage is open.

Naomie Tanner owns the shop, which is located in Suite 107.

"It's by appointment so I can be flexible on when I can come in," the business owner said. "Right now I have the most flexibility on Fridays and Saturdays."

She can also see clients Thursdays before noon. Please call 541-590-2735.

The merchant pays $149 for a 16-by-19-foot room.

In addition to working as a massage therapist, Tanner is employed in home health, helping senior citizens. She's interested in "working on some different techniques that would support the elderly." One consists of using paraffin wax for those who suffer from arthritis. Normally a masseuse heats a part of the body and dips it into the wax. With this process though, she'd brush the heated wax onto a foot or knee. She works through the Oregon Department of Human Services and Aging and People with Disabilities.

Tanner still works at Aiden Senior Living in an on-call basis. Before moving to the area, she and her husband, Justin Feral-McWhirter lived in Beaverton. There, she worked at Maryville Nursing Home six years. Tanner studied at the Las Vegas campus of the Nevada College of Massage Therapy first and then finished her studies at the Utah College of Massage Therapy in Salt Lake City.

Reedsport Massage has a Facebook page plus a  website, reedsportmassage.com. Her email address is: naomieftanner@gmail.com .

The Umpqua Post Editor Shelby Case can be reached at 541-269-1222, ext. 296 or shelby.case@theworldlink.com.

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