Meet the Team

Coastal Team

We are a team of Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapists (LMBT) dedicated to giving our clients the absolute best in massage therapy. We are proud of the atmosphere at Coastal Massage and Bodywork and hope you find the aesthetic of the spa both relaxing and pleasing. We are passionate about our practice and hope you will give us a chance to earn your business.

Our Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapists are not hourly employees, but rather individual “business owners.” Please request your therapist before booking an appointment. Not sure which massage modality (or combination of several) is right for you, feel free to discuss with someone on our team.

Ready to book a massage online? You can do so here or call (910) 208-4161

  • Theresa Anne Stevens Theresa Anne Stevens

    Theresa has been practicing massage and bodywork for over 10 years. Her passion for bodywork started while attending high school in Camden, Maine, where she was fortunate enough to be able to receive massage and to study massage at a young age.

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  • Mariah Finegan Mariah Finegan

    Mariah Finegan is a licensed massage therapist (LMT) who has been practicing the art of massage since 2008. Mariah was trained at Cortiva Institute of Massage Therapy in Boston, Massachusetts and completed a 750 hour program focused on clinical-based massage.

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  • Lindsey Bell Lindsey Bell

    Lindsey chose Massage Therapy as a career knowing she could be an influential part in enhancing the quality of life in others. At the age of 6, Lindsey was diagnosed with Idiopathic Structural Scoliosis, a permanent and abnormal curvature of the spine.

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  • Heather Schwartz Heather Schwartz

    Heather became a nationally certified Massage and Bodywork Therapist in 2004 after studying at Miller-Motte in Wilmington, NC. She loves both giving and receiving massage and believes it is a great form of preventative care, especially when part of a regular wellness program. As a massage therapist, her goal is to use a combination of techniques to relieve tension, stress and reduce pain. She wants to assist you on your journey to creating a healthier you mind, body and spirit.  Her favorite thing about living in Wilmington is being so close to the beach. Heather’s hobbies include crafting and figure skating. Heather enjoys spending time with her boyfriend and her cat, Haley.

  • Jaime Abbott Jaime Abbott

    Jamie received her massage therapist degree at Miller-Motte in 2006, and has been working in this field for 10 years. Deep tissue and therapeutic are her favorite styles of massage because they let her reduce pain and tension in all of her clients. Call it a blessing or a curse if there is a sore spot, she’ll find it, then do her best to make it go away. She is much stronger than she looks so please talk to her if she needs to lighten up! When not working she loves to hang out with her kid and dogs. She is more of a homebody and loves to play X-Box, read, or cuddle with her great dane.

  • Lauren Stoia Lauren Stoia

    Lauren is from Leesburg, Virginia and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in 2014. She enjoys living the coastal life with her family. She strives to give an amazing therapeutic massage with attention to each client’s needs. She feels so fortunate to work in a profession where she gets to make clients feel wonderful.

  • Paula Byrd Paula Byrd

    I am a South Florida native. I moved to Wilmington, NC five years ago.  My massage style is eclectic and unique as I have been practicing massage therapy for twenty-four years.  I did not take the common route of going to massage school, instead I served as a Certified Massage Apprentice for two years accruing over 1500 hours of practice in different massage modalities before even sitting for the medical boards. I believe in natural healing, especially the healing power of the human touch. My heart comes through my hands.

    I have made my living on the land, sea and in the air. I have traveled to forty-nine states and over forty countries.

  • Stephanie Shortt Stephanie Shortt

    Stephanie graduated from Miller Motte College in 2012 with 925 training hours. She has since continued her education with extensive studies in Ayurvedic practices as well as Thai massage, which she likes to incorporate into her own practice when possible. Aside from being a Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist, Stephanie is also a 200hr Registered Yoga Teacher and is certified in tour management and live sound. When she isn’t massaging, she can usually be found watching Law & Order: SVU or traveling the globe, sometimes both simultaneously. Her favorite thing about Wilmington is Flaming Amy’s Burrito Barn. Oh, and Coastal Massage and Bodywork!

  •  Trish Miller Patterson Trish Miller Patterson

    Trish attended Coastal Carolina Institute of Massage Therapy

    She enjoys reading, music, cooking vegan food, laughing at myself, animals, the Earth and life

    From Everywhere USA

    My Hobby became my profession. I love massage for facilitating resting naturally in a quiet and peaceful space.

  • Brandy Guerard Brandy Guerard

    Brandy believes in the body’s ability to heal itself and utilizes her skills to assist in this process. She has a deep understanding of the body and the effects stress (and trauma) can have on it. Her style is a blend of therapeutic touch and relaxing bodywork customized for each client.

    In addition to being a Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist, Brandy is also certified in Integrative Reflexology having been trained in addressing a broad array of issues with targeted pressure to points in the feet. She is also a practicing Reiki Master/Teacher and Certified Yoga Instructor. Brandy incorporates aspects from said modalities into her bodywork depending on the client’s specific needs.

    Brandy strives to create an individualized experience that will promote healthy energy flow and bring balance so that each client can feel their best.

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