Moxie Massage expanding, moving into Kerasotes building

The lower level of the historic Kerasotes building at the corner of Sixth and Washington streets has a new tenant. Moxie Massage has already been located downtown for more than a decade, but the move to 605 E. Washington St. represents a significant expansion from its previous location and owner Heather Fowler said she is adding new partners and services.

“I graduate from yoga school in October and we’ll be implementing some specialty yoga training,” she said. Rather than offering yoga classes, she plans to have one-on-one sessions or small groups for “people with pre- and post-surgical problems, bariatric surgery patients, martial artists, power lifters” and other types of niche practices.

Fowler said she will continue to offer massage, along with her business partner, Kayla Rowland, who also does trigger point therapy. In addition, Dana Homann will be offering massage at the new location. Homann is already a familiar name downtown, having previously operated two gift shops, Tinsley Dry Goods and later Old Capitol Goods, on the Old State Capitol Plaza.

While Fowler said they have already moved into the new space and had a soft opening to see existing clients, there are still renovations in the works. She hopes to be open to the public by mid-October. “We’re depending on other people to help with build out, and we’ve had a couple of delays,” Fowler said. “We’re taking up most of the first floor, and it’s massive.”

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