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 Ariel began her athletic journey with a love of running in her early teen years. While in massage school she realized her love for athletics and workng with athletes. She continues to train in bodybuilding and spends time outdoors kayaking and hiking when ever she can.
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Richard Williams graduated from Blue Cliff School of Massage in 2099. He has been a Licensed Massage Therapist for 14 years. He performs an integrated approach to Massage and Bodywork including modalities ranging from Deep Tissue, Sports Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, MyoFascial Release, Orthopedic Massage, Cranio-Sacral Therapy, as well as various forms of Stretching and Muscle Energy Techniques.
Richard is an ultramarathon trail runner, and has had to learn much about the body to train and recover properly so that he can continue doing what he loves with little to no stress on his body.
Richard is also a Type 1 Diabetic, so he has to be aware and knowledgeable of other systems of the body to healthily and efficiently perform in daily life.
Josie Kilpatrick graduated from Black Brook School of Massage in June 2023.
Josie has been mentoring under CEM throughout her last year in massage school.
Her modalities include Deep Tissue, Sports Therapy, and Swedish
Josie grew up in Carthage, MO and has lived in NWA for 4 years.
Her hobbies include lifting, running, and basketball. As well as, outdoor activities such as hiking and camping.
Alison graduated from Black Brook School of Massage in 2020, and has had the opportunity to work with athletes and active people in both physical therapy and spa settings. She is certified in cupping and ashiatsu massage. She is a runner and cyclist, and loves connecting with people and being part of their healing journey.