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Inspiring Conversations with Matthew Miner of Massage of Nashville

Today we’d like to introduce you to Matthew Miner. 

Alright, so thank you so much for sharing your story and insight with our readers. To kick things off, can you tell us a bit about how you got started?

I grew up in rural Middle TN, small-town life, and worked in several factories at a young age welding, fabrication, assembly, etc. It was hard work and taxing on the body.

I’ve always had problems with migraines and headaches ever since I was a boy, and the blue-collar work did not help but exacerbated my pain. I wanted to change careers to something cleaner, better benefits, and less physical. Healthcare was what I was looking for and in 2009, it was the booming future job of the next decade. I never fancied myself a college type but ads for earning a certificate or associate’s degree with minimal schooling was music to my ears.

The technical college I toured had various careers and the X-Ray tech was the most attractive. However, the tour encountered the Massage Therapy class and I was welcomed and greeted kindly. I received a small demo of massage therapy, (I’ve never had massage before but I had a headache and said what the hell) and when it was over, I felt no headache, no pain, and was shocked.

I thought massage was only for fancy people in movies. I was wrong. The instructor informed me how I could help people in pain with headaches, low back pain, emotional issues such as anxiety, depression and even insomnia. I was sold.

I enrolled in Massage school that very day and quit my job the day after, starting school only 3 days later. It was one of the best decisions I made in my life. That was over 12 years ago.

I have now created a successful career helping people using my passion. I was voted Best Of Nashville for 3 years in a row with Nashville Fit Magazine. I expanded to a bigger space back in March of this year, employing like-minded therapists to help the Nashville area with pain management, injury prevention, and overall wellness.

Best decision ever!

Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall, and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?

A mixture of yes and no. Like starting any career, it takes some time to build your career, resume, knowledge, etc. I had a lot of learning opportunities, failures, adjustments, and self-doubt to overcome. One of the biggest struggles I had was learning how to figure out taxes and business management. They don’t teach you that in schools very well and honestly if they do, it’s very different when you’re reading about it rather than actually experiencing it.

Having role models and other people who have experience helped with that and finding those mentors right for me was also a struggle. A good person to look up to can drastically change the game for your business and yourself, really.

As you know, we’re big fans of Massage of Nashville. For our readers who might not be as familiar, what can you tell them about the brand?

We are Massage of Nashville, a local small business owned by my wife, Kirsten and I. We opened our business as a dream of mine to grow the therapeutic nature of massage therapy to the populous.

We employ therapists who also have the same desire to help people with their pain, stress and tension, and who desire to create a healthy lifestyle for themselves.

We are not a spa. We are a team that provides our clients an opportunity to address lifestyle goals and increase their wellness and quality of life.

We do that using a mixture of massage techniques to help balance the body such as:

Myofascial Therapy, neuromuscular, stretching, Thai massage, cupping therapy, trigger point, and many more.

Not to say that we cannot give a relaxing massage because we certainly do, but we are going to also give you an effective massage to help improve your quality of life, maybe while you snore.

Is there something surprising that you feel even people who know you might not know about?

Usually, my welding fabrication background surprises people. My main passion is massage, but my interest outside of massage might surprise people. For my living, I create a calm and therapeutic environment, but in my free time I like working on cars and using loud tools. Oh, and I own two pet tarantulas. Fred and Florence.

Pricing:

  • Our 60 min is $100
  • 90 minutes is $125
  • And our 2hr is $160

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Brooke Albertson Photography

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