What to expect at your session

at the Durham Cottage*


Upon your arrival, you will drive onto a large horse shoe driveway. Please park on the driveway that is closest to the white railed porch entrance to the studio. 

Note: Slight construction near the front porch, making a raised garden bed.

Please excuse this upgrade in progress. Thank you!

Key points

  • Park near cottage porch.


Rose will meet you at the door and show you the layout of the studio. Rose will take you to the therapy room, where you will create your customized therapy plan. Rose will explain how to prepare for your massage.

Key points

  • Meet Rose, see layout of cottage

  • Discuss your therapy goals


After deciding our plan, I will step out so that you can prepare for your session, as per your treatment plan. The bathroom can be accessed at any time, preferably before or after the session.

In your session feel free to talk, if this helps you to relax, or feel free to enjoy your time in silence. Rose will ask you from time to time about pressure, table heat, etc., to ensure your overall comfort.

Key points

  • Ready for your massage session

  • Be open to being yourself, comfortable

Key points

  • Redress, and open the door

  • Talk about how you feel

  • Payment for therapy


Rose will indicate when the session is concluded and step out for you to redress. Once clothed you will open the door, and Rose will reenter to ask you about your experience and review any therapist findings during the session. Payment: cash or check, is most favored. Online payments prior to your session are also available. Tips are not required, but they are always appreciated. Rose will walk you back to the front door.

As you are scheduling your appointment online: after selecting the time and date there will be a box for notes.

     In that box; please provide any surgeries in the past 10 years, or operations that may have hindered your range of motion.

Any foods or smells that you are allergic to, and any medically diagnosed conditions, you may have.

By taking time now to write these important facts down, Rose can review it prior to your session and provide the best custom treatment possible.

Upon your arrival, to your session, please take a seat in the lobby and you will be given a short piece of paperwork to fill in.

Key points - Requirements Prior to Session

  • Write in Notes, after picking time and date in online booking

  • Write about past 10 years of surgeries, Medical conditions and allergies

To schedule your first appointment call: (919) 530-0789

Available between 1 pm - 7 pm, Weekdays and Weekends, except for Sunday.

Please leave us a message if I am unavailable and I will get back to you as soon as possible

After your first visit you can create your online account. You'll be able to schedule online and prepay for treatments.

Available Treatments and Specialties


  • Advanced Medical Massage

(A non-sleeping massage)

A massage intertwined with stretches to unlock range of motion potential.

  • Oncology Massage

(A sleep friendly massage)

A massage focused for clients with or have had cancer. This technique is slow, gentle and deeply relaxing, similar to Swedish massage.


  • Neural Reset Therapy

(A non-sleeping massage)

Short Techniques enhanced by the combination of MPS (Motor Point Stimulation) to achieve quicker, deep meditation of the body, and reset of muscles. Highly beneficial.

  • Motor Point Stimulation Therapy

(A sleep friendly massage)

A focused direct micro-current that soothes the motor points of the body.through its meridian. This strategic device, enhances 4 critical variables, it: increases your body's production of ATP (adenosine triphosphate), muscle contraction and nerve transmission, protein synthesis and Cellular membrane transport. Also, MPS therapy can break up underlying scar tissue.

Aroma Therapy:

(All oils are mixed in the carrier of coconut oil, if allergic, avocado oil is used)

  • Pain reduction: Rosemary, Eucalyptus, and Lavender

  • Energy: Peppermint: Ginger and Black pepper

  • Relaxation: Rose, Bergamot, and Ylang ylang

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Victoria R. Hackworth NC LMBT  #13635, S.T.M. President



Chapel Hill



Contact Information:

C: (919) 530-0789 

Email: STM-Rose@myabmp.com

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