About Us

Ruth Mueller

Ruth Mueller, founder and owner of Massage To Thrive, is a certified Licensed Massage Therapist and has successfully and full time worked in her field since 2008. She helps people with her "Integrative approach" to get out of pain and to re-establish a functional and balanced body.

Ruth has been certified as a manual lymphatic drainage therapist and works full time on clients who have undergone cosmetic plastic surgery, including BBL, Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck), and Liposuction. She sees patients as soon as two days after surgery. Her main focus is to reduce swelling and fibrotic tissue while also working on elongating the abdominal muscle tissue to regain proper posture. She has been working on post surgery clients the last 7 years and has developed her own unique massage technique to speed up healing and recovery time. She uses a multitude of massage tools and different techniques throughout her massage sessions.

Her mission is to help people to a much faster recovery time and to diminish any pain and discomfort the client may present. Every massage session will be customized and addressed to the individual's needs. She will provide a safe and comfortable atmosphere in her massage room.

Catharine Monet

Catharine was a medical/surgical and mother/baby nurse before becoming a licensed massage therapist. This has given her a special interest in prenatal and postpartum massage as well as treating surgical patients with manual lymph drainage.

She enjoys meeting and getting to know new clients and believes massage is an exchange of energy where both client and therapist meet and connect with mutual care and respect.

She is trained in Swedish Massage, Manual Lymph Drainage, and Spontaneous Muscle Release Technique (SMRT) for pain relief.

Richard Monet

Richard specializes in deep tissue, swedish, craniosacral, sports, and range of motion/stretching therapies.

He has had many years of experiences with clients suffering from different conditions. His excellence lies in a "full body" approach and his deep understanding of the body's proper functionality.


After filling out some paperwork, we will discuss what massage therapy would best suit you, based on your individual needs. Ruth will describe the flow of the massage to you, so that you get a feeling for how the massage session will go. Please, feel free to talk to her about the massage pressure you like as well as any concerns you might have. Your body will be covered with a sheet throughout the whole massage. The only body parts that will be uncovered will be the body parts that will be worked on.
Throughout the massage, Ruth wants you to be comfortable and she will attempt to minimize any pain or discomfort you may feel during your massage.