meet our team:
Ariel McPherson, owner and founder of Competitor's Edge Massage, attended The Edge School of Massage and graduated in 2014. Ariel does specialized work in deep tissue, sports therapy, and Ashiatsu.
Ariel has taken additional courses in: Deep Tissue, Sports Therapy, DIT/ Myofascial Techniques, Reflexology,
Kinesiology Taping, Advanced Ashiatsu, Guasha, Massage Cupping
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Kari Balkenhol graduated from Blue Cliff College of Massage Therapy with honors and as a member of the National Technical Honor’s Society (NTHS) in April of 2013. She became a member of the Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP) in 2014.
Kari has received further training in Reflexology, Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJD), Deep Tissue Massage, Raindrop Technique, and using Direct/Indirect Techniques for the shoulders, hips, knees, and ankles. Her specialty is deep tissue massage to assist with alleviating and managing day to day pain.
Aubrey Johnson graduated in 2011 from American Institute of Massage Therapy in Santa Ana, Ca. with a focus in sports massage therapy. She enjoyed a career in CA working in a chiropractic rehab setting, specializing in deep tissue and rehab work. She is an Arkansas native, so of course she moved back in 2015. She has also worked in a spa setting where she's focused on relaxation, aromatherapy, and gentle stretching.