Journey Therapeutic Massage

Health is a Journey not a Destination.

About Us

If you've made it to this page, you’re probably an educated consumer looking for a quality massage therapist. Great! We'll tell you about ourselves:


 Denise Sullivan, Owner, Massage Therapist 


        Like many massage therapists, the path that led me to this profession was a circuitous one. I grew up in western Massachusetts (East Longmeadow) and graduated from Providence College with a BA in Psychology. After graduating, I spent the next five years in the Army as an Adjutant General Corps officer in Germany. The coolest job I held was Assistant Protocol Officer, Berlin Brigade-  I conducted tours of East and West Berlin in the years just before the Berlin Wall came down. The highlight of my tour in Germany was meeting my husband, Rick. We married shortly after returning to the States and I left active duty (he made it a career and retired in 2007). I continued working in the protocol arena--this time as a civilian--at Fort Bragg, NC at the XVIII Airborne Corps Headquarters. When we started our family I decided to be a stay-at-home mom. Our boys, Luke and Tim, are young adults. I dabbled in part-time work while the boys were little. I was an advanced sales director with the Pampered Chef for several years and later was a retail sales rep for the software company, Intuit.

         A few years ago I went through a lengthy period of depression and anxiety. It was especially difficult. A friend who had been through something similar suggested I treat myself to a massage once a month. She said it had given her a lot of relief from anxiety she had experienced. Well, I took her advice and I’ve been a massage convert ever since. I’ve always been pretty good with my hands so it occurred to me that massage therapy might be a good mid-life career choice for me, a second act as they say. Boy, was I right. I believe massage therapy is what I was always meant to do. It combines my interest in health, the medical field, entrepreneurship and people. I believe my life experience brings a strong element of empathy to my practice.

            I graduated from the Madison School of Massage Therapy in April 2011. In September 2013, I became certified in pre- and perinatal massage after completing a four-day intensive class in Boston taught by Carole Osborne. In May 2014 I completed a similar 4-day intensive class on oncology massage taught by Tracy Walton in Atlanta, GA.

           I believe healing touch is sacred and I would be honored to work with you. 



Emily McGrath, Massage Therapist

Hello, my name is Emily McGrath. I’m originally from California. I lived a few years in Texas but after ten years in Alabama I consider it my home. Fun fact - I am a nature and animal lover! After graduating from Springville high school, I went on to UAB studying vocal performance and focusing on growing as an operatic vocalist. It wasn’t long before I had my son Bentley. That opened my eyes to many different options for health care and wellness. Like many therapists I have found massage therapy is something I’m absolutely passionate about. It has brought my personal life so much more peace and balance than I could have ever imagined. I received my training from Virginia College in Birmingham and graduated a Licensed Massage Therapist in 2015. I received certification as a manual lymphatic drainage therapist or CMLDT in 2017. I truly enjoyed almost 3 years of being a private practicing LMT in Birmingham. I’m excited to begin my new adventure here in Huntsville. I look forward to growing not only as a person but as a therapist.


Tess Karpowich, Massage Therapist

My name is Tess Karpowich and I have been a massage therapist for a year and a half. I am originally from Michigan and moved to Alabama when I was 14. I attended the University of West Florida where I majored in Hospitality Management and finished my degree after studying in Cheltenham England for my last semester. After college I took a few years to travel and find my passion, and eventually I fell in love with massage. I trained at Sunstate Academy in Fort Myers Florida specializing in Swedish Massage. My first day of massage school I broke down in tears because I was so thankful to have finally found something I was so passionate about, and I haven't looked back since. It is an absolute joy for me to come to work every day and be able to help people and spread many beautiful smiles! 


Tiffany Northcutt, Massage Therapist

I'm originally from Duluth, GA but I've lived in north Alabama for eleven years. I attended the Atlanta School of Massage and graduated from Calhoun Community College in Decatur in 2013. I practiced at the Massage Therapy Institute (MTI) in Decatur for two and a half years before joining Journey Therapeutic Massage. I specialize in Swedish, deep tissue, Ashiatsu, and prenatal massage. I am the mother of three amazing children and I absolutely love my career!


Calandra Trimuel, Massage Therapist

I have been a licensed massage therapist for three years. I received my massage training from Madison School of Massage Therapy in Madison, AL. I specialize in deep tissue, pre-natal, hot stone, and Swedish massage. I feel blessed to be in an industry that allows me to relieve clients from stress, tension and pain. In my spare time I work out, read and spend time with friends and family.


Elizabeth Dunaway, Massage Therapist  


      My name is Elizabeth Dunaway. I have a BS in psychology with a minor in philosophy from Cameron University in Lawton, OK. I am a Licensed Massage Therapist (Potomac Massage Training Institute, Washington, DC, 1994) and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) since 2011. I was previously (2006-2014) an instructor at the Madison School of Massage Therapy teaching Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology, and Theory and Practice I. I have been a La Leche League leader since 2001, leading meetings in over eight states and serving on the area board of La Leche League AL/MS/LA. I have been a committee chair on "Breastfeeding: The Gold Standard", 2004-2007 and again in 2012-2013 for "Breastfeeding: The Gold Standard, Huntsville". 2014 found me chairing "Connections Breastfeeding Conference".

      I have a large and active family. We love being outside camping and traveling. My many passions have combined together to create the unique style of bodywork I bring to all of my clients, young and young at heart!


Anastasia Morris, Massage Therapist


My name is Anastasia Morris. I'm originally from Arkansas but I have lived in Alabama for ten years. I received my training in Montgomery Alabama at the Montgomery School of Bodywork and Massage. I've been a licensed massage therapist for eight years. All through high school I worked as a nursing assistant and thought I would one day be a nurse. I always have had a true passion for helping people so I thought it would be fitting. After high school though I began thinking of other career options where I could help others but in a more holistic way. That is how my journey into becoming a licensed massage therapist began. I love that I can give people an alternative to medicine and educate them on the many benefits that massage has to offer. I look forward to meeting you and tailoring a massage to fit your specific needs.



Marianne Dunaway, Office Assistant