903 N Main St.
Cottonwood AZ 86326
Monday thru Friday 10-7
Massage Therapy is a drug-free, non-invasive and humanistic approach based on the body’s natural ability to heal itself. It is becoming more recognized as a powerful ally in our healthcare regimen for pain management as well as preventative care. Research shows that in our fast paced world a high percentage of disease is stress related. Incorporating regular massage treatments as part of your wellness plan is an investment in your health.
Massage Therapy addresses the body’s soft tissues, muscles, connective tissue, tendons and ligaments to reduce tension and alleviate restrictions in the myofascial system increasing fluid circulation. We are composed of a series of integrated systems that work together to maintain optimal health. Physical, mental, emotional, & spiritual are vital factors in determining the condition of our body and our outlook on life. Our bodies take in energy from food, air, and sensory input , convert it for use and release in back into the environment. Massage Therapy assists in the maintenance of wellness by affecting the systems that transform this energy. Proper flow of energy improves psychological and physiological activity which helps our ability to interact with our environment.
Therefore Massage Therapy brings balance to the emotional, physical, and spiritual body.
• Enhances flow of oxygen and nutrients into tissues and organs.
• Stimulates lymph flow, strengthening the immune system.
• Reduces scar tissue and adhesions in muscle fibers.
• Relaxes injured and overused muscles.
• Provides greater joint flexibility.
• Reduces spasms and cramping.
• Releases endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers, to help relieve and control pain from chronic illness, injury, & recovery from surgery.
• Helps all level athletes prepare for and recover from workouts.
• Improves range of motion and posture.
• Relieves headaches and migraine pain.
• Helps relieve stress, reduce anxiety, aids in relaxation, and increases mind-body connection.
From the warm sands of Nantucket to the red rocks of Sedona, Kim Bettincourt brings over eleven years of experience in wellness, Massage Therapy, CranioSacral Therapy, Reiki, and ACE Therapeutic Cupping to her new retreat in the Verde Valley.
In June, 2007, she completed her academic and hands on training in massage therapy under the esteemed Ben Benjamin of the Muscular Therapy Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Right after graduation, Kim earned her board certification through National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork.
In the upscale spa industry, she honed her skills at high end resorts including the Stein-Erickson Spa in Park City, Utah, The Wauwinet, The White Elephant and Great Harbor Yacht Club – all on the resort island of Nantucket, Massachusetts.
In March, 2013, Kim opened her own wellness practice on Nantucket; for five years, Kim’s Essence Massage Therapy thrived. In October of 2017, Kim relocated to Arizona and has made her home here in the Verde Valley. In May of 2018, she opened the doors to Vital Essence Body Boutique offering her advanced training in Massage Therapy, CranioSacral Therapy, Reiki, and Cupping Therapies to the Verde Valley Community.
With a passion for learning and eager to find additional healing arts to help her clients, Kim relentlessly pursues continuous education. She consistently adds to her quiver of wellness modalities so that she can target whatever physical challenge you are facing—headaches, muscle strain, injury, relieving tension or stress.
Breathe in peace, breathe out stress. At Vital Essence we provide transformative body and skin therapy to support you on your journey towards balance, harmony and vitality so the nature of your true essence can shine.