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About Mariposa Massage

Our Story


Providing clinical massage, including medical massage, structural reset, Thomas Meyers anatomy trains, as well as, amazing relaxation massages, Reiki, 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.

Vision Statement


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.


Barbara Calahan

Founder & Massage Therapist

Barbara Calahan, a name synonymous with love and unwavering support, is a shining example of deep faith, dedication, compassion, and resilience. Born with a heart overflowing with empathy, Barbara's life journey has been a testament to her commitment to others.

As a devoted wife and mother, Barbara's family has always been at the center of her world. Her love for her husband and children knows no bounds, offering them unconditional love, encouragement and support every step of the way. Her home is a sanctuary of warmth and acceptance, where love reigns supreme.

But Barbara's incredible capacity for love extends far beyond her immediate family. She has faced her own tumultuous waves of life with grace and courage, and she walks hand in hand with others on their own journeys through hardship and trauma. Her heart is a wellspring of compassion, her soul a repository of unwavering courage.

Professionally, Barbara is a beacon of success as the owner and founder of the Mariposa Massage & Healing Center in Helena, Montana. Her passion for holistic healthcare is palpable, as she dedicates herself to facilitating healing through various modalities in massage therapy and beyond. Additionally, she works to elevate the massage therapy profession as an AMTA Montana Chapter board member and government relations chair. She navigates the balance between her personal and professional life by living a holistic lifestyle, setting an inspiring example for all who know her.

In addition to her flourishing business, Barbara is a passionate volunteer and advocate. She tirelessly helps arrange and lead educational seminars focused on empowering individuals to become agents for change, in those fortunate to attend. Her unwavering dedication to justice keeps her resolute in confronting injustices wherever they emerge.

But Barbara's dreams stretch far beyond the confines of her quaint healing center. She envisions a future where the community she holds dear can benefit from a beautiful architectural marvel—a holistic healthcare center that will be the very heartbeat of the town. In this vision, the warmth of her heart and the strength of her soul will continue to touch and heal the lives of all who are fortunate enough to cross her path.

Barbara Calahan, a beacon of love, an example of faith over fear, a symbol of resilience, and a source of inspiration, is living proof that one person's unwavering dedication can create ripples of positivity that extend far and wide, making the world a better place for us all.


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Massage Therapist

Hello! My name is Anna and I graduated from A.S.I.S. in Prescott, Arizona in 2015. I have worked at various spas over the last several years, and have completed additional training for a variety of modalities. I blend different types of massage to create a unique specialized treatment based on my client's individual needs. Some of my modalities include Swedish, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, Gua Sha, Hot Stones and Towels, Sports (including pre and post event), Prenatal, Cupping, Cranio-Sacral, Myofascial, Shiatsu, Hydrotherapy, and a few other specialty treatments. My goal is to touch people's lives by helping soothe the body. I think it is especially important to incorporate relaxation and mindfulness into every massage to ultimately connect mind, body and spirit. I will make sure to take the time to get to know your specific needs to provide the best treatment that I can, and I cannot wait to meet you!


Massage Therapist

I have been a licensed Massage Therapist since June 2015. I graduated from Health works Institute in Bozeman, MT in May of 2015. I graduated with 1,000 hour massage therapy degree in one year. I specialize in therapeutic treatment body work and Energy healing. I believe people get best results with intention of healing the mind, body and spirit. I love what I do and am blessed to have this profession.  I look forward to serving my new community at Mariposa Massage in Helena, MT.


Massage Therapist

Welcome! My name is Jennaia Greene, and I have been a Licensed Massage Therapist since 1999. I provide an integrated technique incorporating a skilled combination of deep tissue, Swedish, acupressure, reiki & energy work. Years of service working with literally thousands bodies has provided me extensive experience to tune into the heart of your tension, offering immediate & lasting relief. I have practiced in many venues, including chiropractor's offices, private practice, corporate chair massage, spas, retreats & more, and have many excellent references. I am overjoyed to be part of the Mariposa team in Helena, and look forward to working with you.


Massage Therapist

Jillian is a native of Washington State and has been providing high quality, informed massage therapy since 1997. Her skill set includes, but is not limited to, deep tissue treatment work, Swedish massage, trigger-point therapy, hot stones, hot towels, cupping/Gua-Sha, pregnancy massage, sports massage, Lomi Lomi Hawaiian Temple bodywork, Thai-yoga massage, lymphatic drainage, post-operative massage, Qigong energy work, reflexology, aromatherapy and myofascial release. Prior to settling in Montana, Jillian worked as a highly rated massage therapist in New Mexico. The combination of all her skills creates a unique massage experience that is tailored exactly for you. Jillian also holds a degree in food science and human nutrition from The University of Alabama with a focus on healthy bodies at any size.


Massage Therapist

Kate has been a therapist since 2014, where she spent the first half of her career in Oregon after finishing her program with East West College of the Healing Arts. She practiced primarily in therapeutic settings such as wellness centers, therapeutic massage clinics, and chiropractic offices. Upon arriving in Utah in the spring of 2018, she attended an ongoing continuing education program through the Structura Institute in order to learn the Rolf Method of Structural Integration. She has always had a passion for figuring out ways to really, truly help people–she loves to see that moment when someone's pain has finally gone away–so structural integration was genuinely the answer to doing this for all her clients, and herself along the way!


Kate has spent the last 9 years doing all she can to learn the best and most effective ways to help her clients heal; so in addition to learning structural integration, she has also worked to be proficient in cupping, gua sha, trigger point therapy, deep tissue therapy, and Tui Na. She also has learned different types of pain mitigation and movement therapy taught via RockTape such as how to use RockFloss and RockPods, how to teach Functional Movement Therapy to her clients, as well as how to apply Kinesiotape and IASTM (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization).


Kate's dream someday is to combine all that she has learned with how to work on people, and apply it to horses by doing equine structural integration. She often jokes that this will be her "retirement" from the traditional world of massage and bodywork and allow her to combine her two deepest loves: animals, and bodywork!


Massage Therapist

Welcome! I believe that massage can improve the longevity and mobility of society. It decreases stress, anxiety, improves blood circulation, reduces fatigue, and much more.


I specialize in Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques (MAT) and have been trained to recognize pain patterns within the body. MAT utilizes the approach of Osteopathy, Rolfing, and Myofascial principles to release deep-seated muscle tension while integrating Neuromuscular Therapy to activate, or reactivate, correct muscle function. I can recognize misalignment, rotational patterns, assess the root cause of muscle dysfunction and have been extremely successful in alleviating chronic pain pattern discomfort.


While MAT techniques work on the deep fascia within the body, deep pressure to achieve a release is unnecessary. This gives a whole new meaning to a deep tissue massage. While most deep tissue techniques draw on heavy pressure, I am able to achieve similar results non-invasively.  

I am also a Reiki practitioner and assist in the corrective flow of energy. Reiki is used for relaxation, anxiety, depression, and pain management, among other health benefits. Making the decision to become a massage therapist was based on helping people with chronic pain that is unmanageable.


As a graduate of The Montana School of Massage, practicing 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. I look forward to meeting you soon! 


Massage Therapist


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.


Massage Therapist

Hi, my name is Jonathan Hagen, I'm a newly licensed massage therapist that graduated from the massage therapy program at Montana School of Salons in Great Falls. My journey into massage therapy was influenced by personal injuries and the healing I've experienced through massage and physical therapy. My aspirations to help others manage and overcome their pain, as I have experienced, has been a driving force behind my pursuit. I offer Swedish massage, deep tissue, cupping and muscle energy techniques. I look forward to meeting you and to my journey here in Helena as part of the team at Mariposa Massage! 

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