About Mariposa Massage
Providing clinical massage, including neural reset, medical massage, structural reset, Thomas Meyers anatomy trains, as well as, amazing relaxation massages, Reiki, biofeedback, and foot baths in a peaceful and calming environment that will leave you feeling transformed every time. Whether it's pampering, stress relief, or injury recovery, we are here to be your partner in your healthcare journey.
Mariposa Massage & Healing Center (MMHC) was established to make a difference in the health and well-being of the people in our community.
MMHC is a calm, relaxing place you can come for a truly unforgettable massage experience that will always leave you wanting to come back for another. “Mariposa” is the Spanish word for “Butterfly”. Butterflies depict new beginnings and resonate transformation into something beautiful.
Mariposa Massage is all about providing transformational treatment massages and a new lease on life with pain management. Mariposa Massage tailors your transformation with an evidence-based approach to meet your goals for every session. We are here to support you in achieving your health goals by providing healing touch through therapeutic massage.
Founder & Massage Therapist
My name is Barbara Calahan. I became a massage therapist to be able to offer a holistic alternative for pain management and rehabilitation. I graduated from the 1000 hour massage therapy program at the Health Works Institute in Bozeman, Montana. I chose the Health Works Institute because they covered many modalities that other programs often do not teach. My purpose for becoming a massage therapist is to help people increase function and decrease pain.
My focus is on therapeutic massage with a more clinical mindset rather than a spa-type massage setting. My objective is to work with every client's body, soul, and spirit to make a difference in every aspect. Living with chronic pain can be very debilitating and my intention is to help improve quality of life with each opportunity.
I opened Mariposa Massage in October 2016. I am so grateful for everyone who trusts me to be a part of their healthcare journey. I am passionate about my work as a massage therapist and absolutely love the privilege of serving in our community. I believe that massage is a medium that affects every aspect of a person and healing touch is very much needed in our world today.
Welcome! I have completed 750 hours of schooling at the Montana School of Massage. My training consisted of Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue, and Reiki. I am certified in Reiki II, Myoskeletal Therapy and Medical Massage.
I believe that massage can improve the longevity and mobility of society. It decreases stress, anxiety, improves blood circulation, reduces fatigue, and much more.
Making the decision to become a massage therapist was based on helping people with chronic pain that is unmanageable.
Massage has changed my way of living. It has taught me how to manage my own pain and help others manage theirs. I am continuously developing my skills to better serve my clients.
Massage Therapist & Biofeedback Specialist
I am incredibly excited to have joined the Mariposa team to offer new and exciting services such as Quantum Biofeedback and Ionic Footbaths.
I was born and raised in Helena Montana and regularly volunteer at the Lewis and Clark Humane Society. Helping others has always been my passion.
I learned many years ago about Quantum Biofeedback when I was having health issues, I was able to reach a better state of wellness through Biofeedback. Ever since I have been passionate and excited to share its benefits with others. While I have been doing Biofeedback for many years now, I earned my Quantum Biofeedback Specialist certification in 2019 after 1,000 hours of working with people.
I graduated from Sacred Roots Massage school in Bozeman in June, 2021. I look forward to continuing my education wherever it will take me so that I can help better the lives of my clients and help them achieve pain and stress-free lives.
Healing has always been a driving force and passion in my life. The journey to helping and healing others through massage therapy began in 2004 when I became a licensed massage therapist.
I tailor the therapy to the needs of my clients. I use hot stones, cupping, and tuning forks in addition to my massage therapies. Hot stones are used to ease tension and relax tight muscles. Cupping lifts and relaxes the facia from the muscle, additionally cupping removes toxins by increasing blood flow and increasing lymphatic circulation. Tuning fork therapy utilizes calibrated metal to apply specific healing vibrations for body point stimulation to release tension and support emotional balance.
I have also integrated several modalities into my practice. To enhance the healing aspects of my work I’ve incorporated Holy Fire III Karuna Reiki®, energy work through crystal healing, and sound healing through a Himalayan singing bowl. These energy works can be used in combination with massage therapy to address specific healing needs.
My work through massage therapy is to help maintain the balance of body and mind. Massage therapy holistically addresses joint, muscle, and tension pain as well as provides emotional integrity.
I am Holly Hamilton. I grew up in Helena and joined the Air Force straight out of high school. After close to 8 years in the service, I made my way back to Montana. I earned my Bachelors's Degree in Health and Exercise Science from the American Military University. Then focused on my A.A.S for Physical Therapy Assistant. I have worked as a Physical Therapist Assistant over the past 10 years. I have been fortunate to work in clinics that utilize manual therapy techniques. I have felt and seen firsthand the benefits of therapeutic massage by decreasing pain, discomfort and improving soft tissue mobility to improve general movement.
In 2018 I ventured out and obtained my LMT license through The Massage Training Institute in Kalispell, MT. I also earned my certification for Neuromuscular Therapy from the same school.
In June of 2020, I went out to solely practice as a massage therapist. I am a certified equine massage practitioner and trainer. I have been blessed to be able to feel the energy of people and horses.
I currently massage at my studio in Fairfield and Choteau MT and have recently joined the Mariposa team in Helena.
I perform massage as deep or light as you prefer. I am able to adjust my techniques to benefit you and still be comfortable.
I work on humans and equines. I am working hard towards my certification in Medical Massage, Neural Reset Therapy, and Neuromuscular Cupping Therapies to improve patient outcomes and prolong my career.
I am SO EXCITED to be joining the Mariposa team!
Helping others heal through my hands and healthy touch has been my passion for almost ten years. I graduated from Arizona School of Massage Therapy in 2012 and completed their Master BodyWorker program immediately after. I have studied myokinetics, orthopedic assessment, structural integration, trigger point therapy and sports massage to name a few. I worked as a therapist in Phoenix for almost seven years both working with a chiropractor and taking on all of the therapeutic sessions at a JW Marriott spa before moving back to my hometown, Helena.
The focus of my style of bodywork and continuing education stems from structural integration and Thomas Meyers Anatomy Trains. Anatomy Trains links individual muscles into functional complexes, chain links. It is the mapping of the muscular and fascial body as a whole...yes tightness in your neck can affect your hips and so on! I focus on your posture, what muscles are “locked short”. The area that is in pain itself is not usually the actual cause of the pain, it is the effect stemming from somewhere else within the body. I look to find the cause.
I also focus on muscular release for headaches, TMJ, carpal tunnel syndrome, compartment syndromes, sciatica, and abdominal release.
I am eager to meet you all and share my knowledge of the human body, I hope you are ready to meet your iliopsoas, scalene adductor, subscapularis, and sternocleidomastoid muscles!
I offer specialized treatment sessions that integrate Western Physiology and Eastern Philosophy combined. As a deep tissue massage specialist, I incorporate Asian techniques such as Tuina, Thai, Shiatsu, and Acupressure alongside Swedish, Sports, Myofascial, and Lomilomi techniques.
My training originated at the Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences in New York City and continued at The Napa Valley School of Massage. I studied at The Institute of Thai Massage in Chiang Mai, Thailand and in Beijing, China, I was trained at The Sports Hospital of Nrism in the treatment of sports injuries, rehabilitation, and recovery.
My focus is on treating chronic pain and dysfunction with extensive soft tissue manipulation, assisting in the restoration of both energetic and functional disorders. I have been performing massage since 2000 in a wide variety of clinical, corporate, and spa settings and operated a private practice in Hawaii for 15 years.
As a Medical Massage Practitioner, I aim to help you to Feel Better in Your Body.
Our Lewistown Therapists
Massage Therapist - Lewistown
Kayla was born and raised in Lewistown Montana. She attended music school in Colorado Springs where she met her now-husband, Dallas.
She has spent the past 6 years practicing massage therapy. Upon graduating from Yellowstone Institute of Massage Therapy in Billings Montana, she started practicing in her hometown. She then moved to Denver Colorado in late 2014 where she practiced massage therapy at Kambeitz Chiropractic.
Together Dallas and Kayla made the move to Helena Montana upon their marriage in 2015. Kayla worked for Advanced Spinal Fitness in Helena until June 2019. She started her career at Mariposa Massage in October of 2019 after the arrival of her daughter, Reagan.
Kayla has now moved back to her hometown of Lewistown where she and her family are excited to welcome a new family member and she has opened a second Mariposa Massage location. Taking an educated and skillful approach to each of her clients, Kayla’s modalities include, but are not limited to: trigger point therapy (TPT), Myofacial Release (MFR), Medicupping, Deep Tissue, Active Isolated Stretching (AIS), and many others.
“It has been, and always will be, my passion to see people leave my sessions better than when they entered. Whether ease of pain, ease of mind, or ease of immobility.”
Massage Therapist - Lewistown
Christy has 13 years of massage and skincare experience in resort spas and it shows with her thoughtfully curated spa treatments and relaxing hospitality.
Christy has been a massage therapist for 20 years. She has owned several brick-and-mortar small businesses in the past in Portland, Oregon, Fairhaven, Washington, and Tucson, Arizona.
Christy graduated from the Desert Institute of the Healing Arts in Tucson, AZ in the class of 2002. She attended the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in Portland, OR for graduate school. She also practices Ayurveda, Herbalism, Energy healing, and holistic wellness.