- About The Owner -
Ashley J. Hirzel, LMT/SMP
Ashley first started her journey at Owens Community College where she graduated with a Communication of Arts degree. She enjoyed helping people during her education at OCC with her several hours of volunteer work. When trying to decide the direction she was going to take she came along with the career opportunity of massage therapy.
Immediatley after starting her courses in massage at the Healing Arts Institue Ashley; realized that she had found her gift. She not only attended the fast-track program but also attended several additional certification courses throughout her schooling to gain more education before she graduated.
Her goal was to hit the ground running and that's just was she did! Now the owner of Open Arms Therapeutic Massage & Wellness Center previously known as H&M Open Arms Massage Studio that was first established in 2012. Her intent was to create a atmosphere that was nothing but welcoming and affordable for everyone.
Her thoughts were, "Many times if only offered massage; you can begin to reduce doctors visits immensly. Thus saving on co-pays and prescription costs. Why not make massage affordable and clients healthier?"
Welcoming everyone with 'Open Arms,' Ashley created Open Arms with love, compassion and most of all her heart! You are FAMILY when you come to Open Arms; not just another client!
Licensed by the State of Ohio, Ashley continues her art of body work at her office in Oregon, Ohio. She is passionate about what she does and you can continue to see that through the therapeutic massage that you will receive with her or one of the therapists who work with her at the Open Arms Wellness Center.
Ashley has created this atmosphere of healing and invites you to come and start your journey with her!
Licensed by the State of Ohio and nationally through the MBlex, in Therapeutic Massage, Deep Tissue, Medi-Cupping and Certified Fertility & Pregnancy Specialist.
She is also a Barefoot Master specializing in Ashiatsu. A Deeper than Deep Tissue Massage. (Absolutely a must try massage!)
Owner Ashley J. Hirzel is a Stone Medicine Pracitioner; of which she studied under Jenny Ray, Native American Indian Shaman. She has much respect for the use of hot & cold stones throughout her treatments and believes it is away for you (the client) to get back in touch with nature & start to heal naturally.
She is also a certified LaStone Therapist which also focuses on using both hot and cold stones to provide therapy. With additional training in Sports Massage, Myofascial Release, Aromatherapy, Bamboo, Chair Massage and currently CBD Certified.
In addition to Ashley's Massage Therapy background, she is also a Cardio Drumming Instructor, PiYo Instructor and Meditation. Ashley also is in charge of all the kids yoga & meditation programming and is a certified Kidding Around Kids Yoga & Meditation Instructor. She continues to add to her tool belt to benefit her clients in every way possible.