Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy is much more than a luxury.  Actually, it can change your life through intentional touch. 

If you are committed to returning to the life style you enjoy, Lighten Up Massage Therapy offers you a place where you can relax, release and feel restored. With a focus on Craniosacral Therapy, we will listen to your body and support the mind, body, and spirit to come into healthy alignment.

Lighten Up Therapies:   740 966-5153

Where the promise of wellness can be touched and experienced.

Unique to each individual. We will explore the potential in every unfolding moment to heal and become self-aware. Whether in quiet or in healthy dialogue. Feel free in our confidential body centered work to relax in silence or to share and express that which wants to shine, and let go of the veils that limit you and keep you from having the life you long to live.  This time together can help you to discover the Inner Wisdom inside that can unlock and bring the light back into your life.

Whether you have been in an accident, have experienced some type of trauma,  or are suffering from long-term chronic pain, we are here to serve you. By working with the Craniosacral System and addressing the Myofascial restrictions in the body, and with organic free style type of dialogue, we can help create profound and transformational healing. This SomatoEmotional Therapy is a very different experience than  typical massage therapy. We believe that it is in wholeness that healing can be found.  And it is here that the therapist and client travel together.

Yes, we focus on stress relief, but our goal is to support deep change as the client is ready to receive it. Our intention is to create an environment with a confidential,  gentle and kind exchange that will help you feel secure and find peace in your world. As a result, with just a few sessions, many clients walk away feeling better than they have in years.

*This is a therapeutic massage approach to relieving pain.  Ask your physician for a prescription and you don't have to pay sales tax.

Specialty Focus Upon Request

  • This practice includes a focus on working with concussions and brain trauma.
  • For anyone interested the Barbara Brennan Healing Work or Reiki, please ask! It can be the foundation of a session or integrated into your Massage Therapy.
  • We use a Biotmat 7000mx which generates far infrared rays that penetrate deep  into the tissues.  A FDA Medical device that supports better circulation and relaxation.

Massage Therapy Locations:

5564 Mink St.  Johnstown, Ohio

6463 Proprietors Rd. Suite 103 Worthington, Ohio

Craniosacral Massage Therapy Columbus

The key for our client's success in our particular type of massage therapy is that everything is focused on listening to the unique structural organization and rhythms of each person who walks in the door.  This is not a routine, but rather a conversation between our hands and your body.  We trust that your body has the answer as to how to self-correct.  Most importantly, we trust that your inner wisdom will show us how to support the best way to heal.

Massage Therapist
Sharon Hartnett LMT, CST-D, SI, BHSP

Looking for a Change of Pace?

In a word, you are in for a treat. During the Spring, Summer, and Fall, weather permitting, feel free to ask for work outside on the farm.  Most of the time the horses are munching leisurely on the grass.  At other times, they feel spunky, usually with the change of weather, and put on a show. We can set the table up outside and set the stage for some horse energy to add to your Craniosacral Session. You may also hear the roosters crowing or the chickens clucking. Perhaps Mike the cat meowing or the dogs barking. All part of the farm experience for you when receiving nature during your craniosacral therapy session. Overall, it is quite the experience!

Our Special Massage Offer for first time clients in March 2017 is $10.00 off your first session.

While our goal is to help you feel pain relief and get you feeling well as soon as possible,  it is important to realize that while sometimes one session will be all you need, we encourage patience and giving yourself the gift of time for 3-6 sessions to discover the integrative massage benefits of bodywork.  We offer bundle packages for those who are committed to the path of health and wellbeing.  With an upfront paid 10 Session CST package or 10 Sessions of Structural Integration, ask for your $25.00 discount.

  •  If you are interested in Barbara Brennan Healing with your Massage Therapy, please let me know!
  • Also, if you have experienced trauma of some sort that is unresolved, please tell Sharon so that she can work with you to specifically address those issues. On the whole, it is important to be able to understand and respect your beliefs, feelings and triggers.

What Matters is not what we say here about our work, but what our clients write.  Check out:    Client Feedback

I like to reward people who make referrals. If a client comes in and mentions your name during a session,  you get $10.00 off your next session.

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Massage Columbus Ohio License Number in Ohio:  33.007505-H-K

Take a deep cleansing breath and put yourself in our hands. It's time to leave your busy life, the cell phone, and computer behind. At Lighten Up Therapies, in Columbus Ohio, my commitment to you is to provide a sacred environment to help you achieve your health goals.  With this said, please let us know what we can do to make your experience  even more comfortable. License Number in Ohio:  33.007505-H-K

For your convenience:

This is a professional licensed Massage Therapy business and provide exceptional care and like to be on time.  In the event that you are late,  please call us and we will do our best to accommodate you if possible. If  there are other appointments scheduled,  you may not receive the full benefit of your scheduled time. It is best to arrive a few minutes early to guarantee you have the best experience possible!

Sharon Hartnett LMT, CST,SI: Specializing in Advanced Craniosacral Therapy® at the Diplomate Level,, Barbara Brennan Healing, Hakomi,, Structural Integration, And Reiki

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9 thoughts on “Massage Therapy

  1. Hi Sharon!
    I miss you! I am thinking of you during this Advent and Christmas season, and praying you are full of peace and joy!
    Your website is beautiful! I am currently, not in a financial position to sign up for CST with you, but hope to in the near future.
    Are you still meeting with the group monthly? I have tragically fallen away from the beauty of your group by failing to prioritize my participation for the benefit of others in the long run!
    Please share your thoughts and if you would have me back in your group, please share the next opportunity with me, and I will prioritize better this time!
    Love and prayers,
    Eileen Cumbo
    Or text or call

    1. Thank you Eileen…. Happy New Year to you! We went on hiatus with the Craniosacral Therapy Group as I have been very busy myself. I am planning to start it again soon for those who are interested in coming. I’ll let you know when. Btw-if you like the study group, I’d appreciate any feedback on my google Lighten Up Therapies Page at:,1

      Be Well! Sharon

    1. Hi Holly, Have you seen a physician? Was Craniosacral Therapy recommended to you? Sometimes, getting the craniosacral system more fluid with motion can help relieve the pressure. Did you ever hit your head or have some type of trauma before? Feel free to contact me privately if you would like to talk. Warmly, Sharon

  2. Have you thought about what can trigger your migraines? Some clients have told me that they can’t find the cause, and I respond, “have you tried a food elimination inquiry”. I know that I can help people with the structural and tension patterns, but a good nutritionist may help you to eliminate things that you eat that may contribute to the problem. Also weather changes, sleeping patterns, and alcohol have been found to sometimes negatively contribute to migraines. If you are finding yourself facing severe pulsating headache pain, seeing auras, lines or such, experiencing nausea, check in with your doctor if you haven’t already. But also for yourself- keep a diary to help you understand what is causing the the flare ups. Because often the solution comes from a healing team, but ultimately the client has the information, if found to self-care and self- help.

  3. Have you heard of glial cells? In the past, it was thought that The CNS connective tissues were only meant to hold neural material together, like glue. In the last 25-35 years, more research has discovered that these cells do much more. The glial cells do surround and support neurons, as well as provide insulation. But they also nourish nutritionally, produce myelin, they interact with blood vessels, signal, along with helping with the immune system among other things. In recent studies, taking a look at glial cells is thought to help in relieving chronic pain ( Because I have heard so many good things about working with this component of the nervous system, I decided to go study how to work with the glial cells at: The class was fascinating. I have incorporated this work into my daily CST sessions, and my clients are experiencing very positive results. If you are interested, please ask me about how I can help you with this therapy.

  4. Always learning new things about CST. After a recent fall off my horse, I ended up in a lot of pain. I was amazed at how many positions I could set up with pillows and such to apply CST to myself. Also included a healthy diet and some Nordic Fish Oils, and my body is healing up quite well. I know it is true, but I am always amazed and what the body, good nourishment and self-care can do! I like to teach clients the basics too. It’s nice to have help at your hands when you can’t get in for an appointment.

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