Did you know that Morris has several massage businesses in town? Back to Basics is one of them! Connie Evink opened her business in 2011. Back to Basics provides therapeutic and relaxation massages to clients. In our hectic, stressful lives, we could all use a little relaxation! And you don’t have to drive to a larger town to receive these services. Back to Basics is located at 202 East 7th Street, right across from East Side Park in Morris. Come for a massage and take a stroll through the park when you are done and let the relaxation continue.
Connie was able to open her business when her sister, Michele Greiner, who owns and operates Caring Touch Massage in Morris, offered to let Connie use her office two days a week. A deep passion for massage therapy runs in the family! Connie says that sharing the space with her sister has worked out very well for the both of them.
Connie went to SHI Integrative Massage School in Lebanon, Ohio and got her Licensed Massage Therapy (LMT) by taking the Ohio state board in 1998. When I asked Connie why she’s so passionate about massage therapy, she told me a touching story. “When I had first started massage school in 1997 in Ohio, my oldest son was hospitalized with an asthma attack,” says Connie. “I felt pretty helpless as I watched him struggle with his breathing. I began to slowly rub his feet. I could see him visibly relax. There was a monitor there that recorded his pulse was coming down and that his oxygen rate was going up, both good signs! The experience convinced me just how beneficial massage can be and that I could help others through massage.”
And help others she has! Last year, Connie gave massages to over 500 people and so far this year, around 400. Some of them are regular clients who have some to appreciate Connie’s services, and others only come in when they have issues they feel massages can address.
Back to Basics Massage is located at 202 East 7th Street in Morris. The hours of operation are Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday by appointment. To schedule an appointment, you can call them at (320) 585-4321 or visit their website at http://www.backtobasicsmassage.abmp.com/