Local massage therapist Jackie Ison wants to let people know that massages are not just for women or a luxury, they are nourishment for the body, mind, and soul. “I’m a people person, and I love to help people feel better,” says Ison. “People have such hectic schedules any more, I want to let people know that it is important to take time to relieve their tension and relax the stress away.” Which happens to be the name of her massage business located at 3 Industrial Park Drive in Winchester.

    The former Jackie Wallace, who recently married, has been a massage therapist since 2004. She originally rented a space from Dr. Key at Key Chiropractic in Union City, where she practiced for five years. She moved her operation to Winchester two years ago and has been at the above location since October. The new shop has two rooms and she would love to expand and add a second therapist. “I would love to expand the opportunities for both my business and the people of Randolph County,” says Ison.

    Ison is well versed in massage techniques and offers full body heat wave, full body Swedish, prenatal, upper body, and area specific massages. She can also do seated chair sessions. Gift certificates are available as well. The hours at Relax the Stress Away LLC are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9 AM to 5 PM and every other Saturday from 9AM until 1 or 2 PM. She is available by appointment only. Appointments may be scheduled online at Massagebook.com/biz/RelaxtheStressAwayllc. Ison can be reached by telephone at 765-576-0964.