Why choose the Elm?

We are bodyworkers. We listen. We pay attention to detail. We are the next step in your healing journey.

Our team is composed of dynamic therapists trained in a wide variety of techniques to best facilitate healing, pain relief, mobility, and overall wellness.

We use many Thai inspired stretches, cupping based of Chinese medicine or orthopedic methods, essential oils to ease your sinus congestion or pain relieving balms to soothe super achy spots. We use our hands, feet, knees, arms, and elbows to find the best tool for the job.

We are here to connect you to your own body and how it moves so ultimately you can heal and feel your best.


Experienced Passionate Caring

We offer tiered pricing based on each therapist's time in the profession, commitment to continued education, client feedback and retention.

  • Student Ashiatsu: $59/hour (not always available)
  • Technician Tier: $75/hour
  • Specialist Tier: $85/hour
  • Master Tier: $95/hour
  • Educator Tier: Katie $100/hour

Pricing is all inclusive. Therapeutic add ons are a part of your customized experience at no additional upcharge.

  • Infrared light
  • Cupping and tools (many different types)
  • Hot towels
  • Essential oils
  • Topical pain relief
  • Stretching


Meet the Founders


Nicole & Katie

Founders of the The Elm Massage + Bodywork

Formerly Eastlake Massage, sisters and best friends, Nicole and Katie founded a small massage clinic in 2003. Fueled by the love of our craft, clients, and community, we grew roots and rebranded in 2018 to The Elm Massage & Bodywork.

In time, we expanded our team and relocated to a beautiful new space alongside our dear friends at Ignite Chiropractic and Wellness. We have slowly evolved, and grown into our niche of deeply therapeutic bodywork and ashiatsu barefoot massage. As founders, we are committed to creating a space for our team to be on the forefront of massage education. We invest in our team’s development and training so we can ultimately help our clients accomplish their wellness goals by investing in quality bodywork so they feel, move, and live at their best.

Katie is committed to elevating the massage industry through continuing education, and has created a teaching collective called The LMT Refinery for other licensed massage therapists to come learn, train, and earn CEs in a variety of different classes and workshops..launching in early 2023.

What Our Clients Say

I am normally not one to leave reviews, but felt compelled to write about my experiences at The Elm with Nick, with hopes that if you are reading this and might be on the fence, that you take the leap. I have over the years gone to many different massage therapist, but can with out a doubt say that Nick is by far the best one I have ever been to. He right off the bat proved that my experience would be different, he did a thorough history of my issues and what I was looking to get out of the session. I have long suffered from neck pain with limited range of motion, and chronic migraines. He was able to focus on these issues, and by the time I left I felt like a new person!!!! His attention to detail, and his knowledge of the body as a whole is invaluable. His technique is amazing and he was able to make me feel comfortable the entire time. Also if you like deep tissue massages, you HAVE to try a barefoot massage! Believe me once you try it you will never want anything else!! GO SEE NICK, YOU WONT REGRET IT!!!

Majlinda Holmes


So happy to have found The Elm….. I am a massage therapist myself in New York State and carefully researched Clearwater and surrounding areas for a good massage while visiting Florida. Forget the spas, look no further- for this is what massage therapy is all about! Not only did I experience true professionalism (with a heart) from the initial phone call, my daughter and I received amazing massages. This was my first experience with Ashiatsu and without hesitation I can say this was my favorite deep tissue massage EVER. Deep, thorough work without pain-just the right amount of pressure (yes, really!).

Lucas Duff


William was fabulous and made sure I was relaxed. Environment was clean and welcoming. Definitely check out William and The Elm for your massage needs. A hidden gem 💎 in Palm Harbor

Winston Porter