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Tropical Touches offers therapeutic massage

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Cassy Immele has recently opened Tropical Touches Therapeutic Massage. Photo by Ken Ross
A new business in Cherokee makes a good fit with other businesses in the same building, rounding out a full range of health and beauty services at the location in the 500 block of West Main Street where Bogenrief Studio was located and Rasmussen Ford before that.

Cassy Immele has opened Tropical Touches Massage Therapy. Therapeutic massage provides a variety of benefits, including relieving muscular tension, stress and anxiety, alleviating back pain, improving blood circulation and improving flexibility.

Immele is a 2005 Washington High School graduate who went on to the therapeutic massage program at Iowa Lakes Community College. Immele had known in high school that she wanted to work in a health field and became interested in the therapeutic massage program at Iowa Lakes when she heard about it.

"I'm really glad I chose to do this," Immele said. She has been certified by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage.

Massage options include hot stone, deep tissue and pregnancy massage. Some customers have specific target areas and others prefer a more general massage.

In order to accommodate people's varied work schedules, Immele has non-standard business hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays. On Monday, Wednesday and Friday, the hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Tuesdays and Thursdays the hours are 5 to 9 p.m. On Saturday hours are 9 a.m. to noon. Sunday hours are by appointment only.

For now she is continuing to work at Bright Beginnings Day Care on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

For more information call 225-1290.

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