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A Journey of Healing

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Cindy E. Farrar


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Meet the owner

Cindy has been the proud owner of Massage Associates of Atlanta, LLC from its founding in 1998. She received her Professional Massage Therapy Certification from the Atlanta School of Massage. In addition, Cindy is certified in Neuromuscular Therapy, Foot Reflexology, Master Level Reiki,    During the summer of 1997, Cindy served as the Team Massage Therapist for the "Georgia Pride" Women's Professional Fastpitch Softball Team.

Cindy has 20 years experience in massage education. She is  an NCBTMB approved Continuing Education Provider, as well as the former Assistant Director of Education for the Integrated Massage and Deep Tissue Therapy Program and Department Chair for the business and marketing curriculum at Atlanta School of Massage. She continues her affiliation with the school as a Program Advisory Committee member. She has also designed and taught Adult Education classes through Fulton County and Clayton State College and University.

Cindy was the facilitator for the Fibromyalgia Support Group in her community and enjoys speaking to businesses, special interest groups and non-profit organizations about the benefits of massage therapy and related wellness topics.

Her commitment to massage therapy is also manifested in volunteer leadership with the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) for over two decades. Cindy served as Chapter President for AMTA-GA. She is currently and AMTA National Director.

In addition, to massage therapy, Cindy is a Certified Level 2 Qi Gong Instructor and Certified Life and Business Coach. She enjoys sharing wellness information as a guest speaker and her three years writing a monthly column  for Our Town DeKalb.

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Meet Our Therapists


Melissa Claire Nelson, LMT, COMT

Melissa graduated from the Ultimate Medical Academy in Clearwater, Florida in 2016. She is certified in Oncology Massage, and her specialties are Post Reconstruction Healing, Lymphatic Massage, Metastatic Cancer, Complex Health Conditions, Scar Work and Whole Person Approach Bodywork. A creative at heart, she loves anything that stimulates her creative side, multimedia art, breath work and even yard work!


Favorite quote: "Don't ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs are people who have come alive." - Harold Whitman

Brenda Thames, LMT

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Irvin Cruz, LMT

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Come Be Well With Us 

Massage Associates of Atlanta not only offers a wide variety of therapies and classes to help you feel your best—we're also a partner in your wellness. Our office is set up to be your soothing sanctuary, and our staff will feel like family after a few visits. Take a quick photo tour below!   

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