Vicki Hicks, LMT, BCTMD

 
570-977-1900 cell
570-421-0147 fax
Massage therapist, educator and businesswoman, Vickiann Hicks’ goal is to touch thousands of lives not only with healing, therapeutic massage, but also by teaching, enabling and encouraging new careers.
Vicki Hicks is the owner of Corporate Health Connection (CHC) and the Massage Academy of the Poconos (MAP). Vickiann graduated from Morris Institute of Natural Therapeutics in 1988 and has since pursued her quest for knowledge by earning numerous certifications.
Her education has included coursework in stress management, health maintenance, positive psychology, nursing, mindfulness based stress reduction, coaching, and mind body therapies. She is a licensed Massage Therapist in Pennsylvania, Virginia, U S Virgin Islands, Texas, Maryland, NCBTMB Board Certified and holds dual citizenship with the United States and Italy.
She is the director of a  Massage Therapy Training school which is licensed by the PA Department of Private Licensed Schools. She also holds a honors award (2006), AMTA Outstanding Board Member Award. She was a Past Eastern District Rep for the American Massage Therapy Association PA Chapter. Her expertise is in Spa wellness development, consulting, and recruiting.
She has developed and implemented massage/spa wellness for corporations (on-site chair massage), resorts, hospitals, clinics, fitness centers, and trade show events.
With expertise in operating leadership in the spa and hospitality industries, we come to your company with a global relationship network that will support your company’s domestic and international expansion plans. As your company looks to continue to innovate and expand, Vicki will also collaborate and bring extensive expertise in spa business management, marketing, retailing, and operations.
In 1995 she contracted with Cove Entertainment Resorts in the Pocono Mountains. Vickiann has been running their three Spa Wellness Programs which totals 600 guest suites between all three locations. During that time she has provided over 150,000 spa services and oversees a staff of over 40 spa and wellness professionals. In 2003 Vickiann developed a curriculum and opened a Pennsylvania State licensed, 670 hour massage school for aspiring massage therapists. The academy has graduated more than 150 students and runs yearly continuing education courses for therapists.
In 2009 she developed a 5,400 sq. ft. wellness center for the Stroudsburg, Pa community which has provided thousands of spa services including massage, facials, acupuncture, naturopathy, yoga and chiropractic services.
In 2012 she partnered with Dr. Anthony Gurciullo, a chiropractor since 1997. Together they developed the Spa Service Ahh La Carte concept. Years of wellness experience allows their companies the ability to offer safe and effective spa wellness services.
On a personal side, loves spending time with her two beautiful grand daughters and she continues to touch lives with her active involvement with local fundraisers. She has traveled to Guatemala to offer “Massage with a Mission” to missionaries and the people they were serving. She continues to sponsor children and teens through Deep Stream Ministries to obtain an education in Guatemala.
While contracted with Hyatt Hotels in the DMV area for on site mobile Spa Services, she would like to still practice locally providing her most popular and effective massage therapy services. Ahh La Carte Mobile can be contracted for on site wellness for the work place, events, fitness centers and apartment complexes.
See list of services on https://www.spacarte.com/
Massage is generally considered part of complementary and alternative medicine. It’s increasingly being offered along with standard treatment for a wide range of medical conditions and situations. Studies of the benefits of massage demonstrate that it is an effective treatment for reducing stress, pain and muscle tension. While more research is needed to confirm the benefits of massage, some studies have found massage may also be helpful for:
Anxiety, Digestive disorders, Fibromyalgia, Headaches, Insomnia related to stress, Myofascial pain syndrome, Soft tissue strains or injuries, Sports injuries, Temporomandibular joint pain

 

Popular Services: 

RELAX*

Ahh La Swedish relaxation massage techniques are used to help you relax, rebalance and rejuvenate tired stressed muscles. This is a light to medium pressure full body massage.

60 minutes $105 | 90 minutes $155

 

REST* Face and Scalp

Ahh La Face, Scalp & 30 Minute Massage this service incorporates the use of warm towels and a series of massage strokes designed especially to relax and rest the muscles of your face and scalp. We finish your “rest” with a 30 minute upper body relaxation massage to your upper body, neck and shoulders.

45 minutes $90

 

PAMPER* with Peppermint

Ahh La pampered feet & 30 Minute Massage* Relax during an upper body massage. Then experience a soothing; firm, warming foot massage using our peppermint infused foot lotion.

45 minutes $90

 

DEEP* Remove Tension

Deep Tissue Massage* this deeper pressure massage focuses on your tight tense areas that need extra pressure and attention. Revive your mind and body. Release muscle tension and improve flexibility.

60 minutes $120

 

HEAT* Bamboo Massage

Heated sticks of bamboo are integrated for a firm flowing heated massage experience. The Bamboo sticks will help the therapist to work deeper into the muscle layers allowing you to relax and let go of muscular tension. Feel it melt away… Ahhhh

60 minutes $120

 

MELT* Stress Away

Melt away stress and tension in your neck and upper back. This service is great to help you “let it go”! We begin with a focused massage to your entire back, neck and shoulders. Essential oils and a detoxification cream is applied to your upper back, area. As this sooths and relaxes muscles, tired feet are gently massaged with cooling, soothing crème.

60 minutes $120

 

NOURISH* Your Pregnancy

Mommy & Me Pregnancy Massage, a gentle relaxation massage designed to relieve fatigue, tension and stiffness. Helps to promote relaxation as you nourish new life. For your safety and the safety of your child, massage services can only be performed between the 12th and 36th weeks of pregnancy.

60 minutes $115

 

Lomi Lomi* Hawaiian Style Massage

This 70 minute journey combines, relaxing music, tropical aromas, circular movements using forearms and palms to melt away tension while feeling wave like motions of the Pacific Ocean.

70 minutes $150

 

MELT* Stress Away

Melt away stress and tension in your neck and upper back. This service is great to help you “let it go”! We begin with a focused massage to your entire back, neck and shoulders. Essential oils and a detoxification cream is applied to your upper back, area. As this sooths and relaxes muscles, tired feet are gently massaged with cooling, soothing crème.

60 minutes $120