Trevor Frehner, a licensed massage therapist, now brings his skills to Amy’s Nail Spa and Boutique, in the “little pink house” at West Mesquite Boulevard and Arrowhead Lane.
Frehner came in the Amy’s to see if proprietor Amy Piccolo had yet filled her massage room with a therapist.
“When he walked through my door, it was a big ‘Wow’,” Piccolo said. “He worked on me from 2003 to 2004 after doctors and injections could do nothing for my whiplash neck from a car accident.
“I was really impressed with how he helped me get rid of those awful headaches. He’s very good. That‘s why I kept coming back here (to Mesquite where he worked at the CasaBlanca) from Las Vegas to specially request him,” Piccolo said.
Frehner’s skills appear to go beyond knowing technique. He combines caring with confidence to customize the massage to the individual. Although he’s very professional, he adds a sense of humor to put his clients at ease.
“I am here to help people,” Frehner said. “I don’t give everyone the same massage. Everyone is different and has different needs. I cater to each individual’s massage as I discover which muscles are knotted. Their bodies tell me what they need,” he said and added that he likes to use different modalities to blend a specific massage to his client’s needs.
He has nine years of practice in rolling out stress from people’s bodies who came to him feeling “tied up in knots”.
“When they leave,” said Frehner, “they feel so relaxed they want to go home and crawl into their beds.”
MLN asked Frehner if he’s tired after working a massage. He answered, “Never. I feel energized.”
His website menu lists four massage groupings with a total of 15 different types: three relaxation treatments, four therapeutic treatments, four body care and four specialty treatments.
“Swedish massage is the relaxation treatment that most everybody is familiar with. This is the ‘feel good’ massage that switches off the work mode and takes you into a daydream state,” he explained. “It combines long, flowing strokes with light to medium pressure to minimize muscle tension and promote relaxation.
“Other relaxation treatments are the combo and aromatherapy. The combo blends the style of the Swedish massage with Shiatsu, which is oriental finger pressure used to release muscle tension. The aromatherapy is a Swedish massage that combines the sense of smell with the sense of touch for ultimate relaxation,” Frehner added with a smile.
“I really enjoy my work,” he said.
His dream as a youth was to work his way into sports massage for a team. This interest has helped him to direct his skills to the muscles used in different sports so he can “zero-in” on certain muscles.
A sports massage does just that. Frehner addresses the stretching of those specific muscles. “I use ‘Tiger lotion‘ for this treatment which has a warming effect. This massage is for athletes of any sport and any age. I will also give a discount to high school athletes who show me their school I.D.,” he said.
Deep tissue massage uses firm pressure releases to relieve muscle pain and chronic tension.
“Deep tissue massage does not need to be painful,” he said. “I want their discomfort to only be at a level five or six (on a pain scale of ten). The muscle needs the blood that the tensed muscle has constricted, so I apply pressure on the knot, but the muscle also needs oxygen. This is where my client can participate by breathing deeply,” Frehner explained. “This all improves their athletic posture. As soon as they step off the table, they will feel light because the blood is flowing.”
Besides sports and deep tissue massage other therapeutic treatments include upper body focus and trigger point for muscle pain and chronic tension.
The menu lists the body care treatments as scalp massage, body wrap for hydration and deep relaxation for the body and mind, body scrub to restore the skin’s radiant glow with exfoliation, and mud wrap to either detoxify or firm the body.
“The body care treatments de-stress and de-tox to look beautiful. These are your ’smell good, feel good’ pre-date treatments to prepare for a big night out,” he said.
“The specialty treatments are fun and unique, too.” Frehner said.
He lists the hot rock massage with smooth, soothing hot rocks rotated after each sequence and calls this “the spoil me massage“.
The reflexology treatment includes true reflexology and spa reflexology finishing with peppermint lotion.
Frehner also gives comfort and relaxation for both mother and baby in the prenatal/pregnancy massage. To accomplish this he said he uses special bolsters to create a unique position for an expectant mother to lay face down, yet have her abdomen comfortably nestled.
The brochure states, “The prenatal/pregnancy massage is specific to only the second and third trimesters. This gentle massage uses techniques to nurture you and your baby to help alleviate pregnancy related aches and pains.”
Frehner highly recommends the ultimate spa which combines two hours of a chosen relaxation massage with a body care treatment.
“This is the best a spa can offer you,” he said.
Frehner graduated in 2003 from the Nevada School of Massage Therapy inLas Vegas. Upon graduation he went straight toMesquite’s CasaBlanca Spa for the next five years. He currently gives massage comfort during some morning hours to patients at Fit Physical Therapy.
Frehner is a nationally certified massage therapist in theUnited Statesand is licensed through the state ofNevada. He is also licensed in the City ofMesquitewith a “privileged business license”. He underwent an intense investigative background check with very strict requirements, was fingerprinted and passed with flying colors.
“I am very privileged,” he said.
To renew his yearly license Frehner is required to complete 12 continued education credits per year that are approved by the National Massage Board.
“The training helps me keep current on new techniques. I want people to be able to live a better lifestyle and feel better,” he said.
As an independent contractor of massage therapy at Amy’s Nail Spa and Boutique he assists his clientele on-call 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Frehner’s explanatory massage menu can be found at www.amtamembers.com/trevorfrehner with a price list. For a one hour massage his prices start at $60.
For appointments call Amy’s Nail Spa & Boutique at 346-2577, 346-1317 or his cell at 435-590-4409.