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Ethel Manuel, LMT, BCTMB

Owner and Founder

Manuel Touch Massage Therapy is owned and operated by Ethel Manuel. Ethel and her family reside in Des Moines, IA.

A National Board-certified therapist, Ethel attended Body Wisdom Massage School in Urbandale, graduating in May 2009. Prior to massage school, she studied pre-med at the University of Iowa (Go Hawks!) and is a medical massage and board certified therapist.  She's eager to continue her training at Mercy College of Health Sciences in pursuit of her BS in Health Sciences.  Or maybe she just wants to wear more purple...

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Each massage is specially tailored to cater to the specific wants and needs of the client using various techniques and stretches.


It's widely known that massage feels good, but there is actually true medical benefit to receiving massage regularly
as part of your wellness program:

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  • Develop self awareness
  • Improve your ability to cope with stress
  • Release your muscle tension and pain

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  • Relieve lower back ache
  • Enhance your sleep
  • Increase your energy level

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  • Stay well!!
  • Discover the nicer you!

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