Our Therapists

Raleigh Barrett

Raleigh Barrett

Raleigh was born in Lafayette just down the street from Innerwaves Massage Therapy at what was formerly Home Hospital. He graduated from William Henry Harrison High School in 2003 and from Purdue University in 2010 with a degree in Computer Graphics Technology. In lieu of finishing additional degrees in Philosophy and Religious Studies at Purdue, Raleigh went on to obtain a Certificate in Therapeutic Massage from Ivy Tech in 2014 and became a Nationally Certified Massage Therapist (NCBTMB) later that year.

He has since acquired advanced certifications in John F. Barnes Myofascial Release, Walt Fritz Foundations in Manual Therapy for Neck, Voice & Swallowing Disorders, and Systema, a Russian cultural system of fitness, biomechanics, breathwork, bodywork, and self-defense. Raleigh has a strong affinity for therapeutic work informed by Myofascial Release, Dermo Neuro Modulation, and the latest in Pain Science and is also a member of the Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals.

A lifelong Physical Culture and Tech Enthusiast, Raleigh additionally has well over 25 years of experience in various styles of Martial Arts and Strength Training, 15 years of experience working in the Physical Security field in every capacity from bouncing to bodyguarding, as well as 8 years in the nascent Digital Payments Industry.

Beginning in Summer of 2017, Raleigh purchased Innerwaves Massage Therapy from the previous owner, Kip Treece, and hopes to continue Innerwaves' long-standing service to the Greater Lafayette Community and to provide a platform and refuge for his fellow Massage Therapists for many years to come.

Raleigh's modalities include:

  • Myofascial Release

Tanya Volansky

Hi! My name is Tanya. I recently moved to Indiana with my hubby after living in Arizona for four years. I earned my B.A. from Randolph-Macon College and my M.S. in Therapeutic Herbal Medicine from Maryland University of Integrative Health. While seeking further education, I experienced the beneficial effects of Massage Therapy and fell in love. I then attended the Arizona School of Integrative Studies and graduated as a Licensed Massage Therapist in 2019. My passion has always been to help others and I am excited to do so through Massage Therapy.

Tanya's modalities include:

  • Integrative Massage
  • Medical Massage
  • Manual Lymph Drainage (CMLDT)
  • Trigger Point Work
  • Connective Tissue Massage

Willow Silverayne

Hey, my name is Willow! I've lived in Lafayette, Indiana for a few years now. My little family has since made a home here!

Back in 2012, I received my diploma for Massage Therapy from Everest University in Tampa, Florida. I had an amazing educator--Henry J. Steffes, Jr--who helped shape me into the person and practitioner that I am today. I then went on to study the French language at Austin Peay State University. While enrolled at Austin Peay, I studied abroad at l'Université de Québec à Chicoutimi.

I'm a member of the Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals. My continuing education focus so far has been Sound Therapy from the international sound healing practitioner and Licensed Massage Therapist, Rosie Warburton. I'm excited to bring all the healing techniques that I've learned to the Lafayette community through Innerwaves Massage Therapy!

Willow's modalities include:

• Swedish Massage
• Deep Tissue Massage
• Hot Stone Massage
• Integrative Massage
• Trigger Point Work
• Sound Therapy
• Aromatherapy
• Prenatal Massage

Garry Stephenson

I have been a licensed massage therapist in Lafayette, Indiana for 7 years. During this time, I have acquired well over 10,000 hours of hands-on massage therapy; here is how I began. I enrolled at Ivy Tech Community College in the summer of 2012 trying to find a new purpose in my life as I neared retirement. I was driven to become a Massage Therapist. I graduated in 2015 after 3 years; 9 straight semesters of studying all that Ivy Tech offered in health care with a focus on Anatomy.  My degree reads: “Associates of Applied Science in Health Care Specialist.” My major was (is) Massage Therapy. I have attended many seminars, acquired many Continuing Education credits, practiced many massage modalities, and become a distinguished massage therapist.

My massage is eclectic, focusing on restoring the natural balance of the body's soft tissue and kinesthetic awareness. My pressure begins with gentle firmness and ranges between light, medium, to extra-firm pressure; never creating pain or upsetting the nervous system. My massage is patient, not forcing change but rather inviting it. I have strong awareness, natural intuition, allowing me to feel and sense what the musculature wants and needs from me each session to promote healing. No matter what a client presents to me, I can help. 100% focus on you, 100% of the time. Keep in mind that the benefits of massage are cumulative.

Garry's modalities include:

  • Swedish massage
  • Myo-skeletal release
  • Myo-fascial release
  • Sports massage for recovery
  • Hip, sacrum, pelvis, gluteal, sciatic nerve pain
  • Trigger point therapy
  • Stretching for increasing range of motion
Claire Burley

Claire Burley

Claire was educated in Bozeman, Montana, graduating from the 750 hour LMT program at Health Works Institute in 2016. Massage, yoga, and meditative breath-work are some of her passions. She is continually seeking new ways to assist clients with an alternative complimentary wellness routine. Her work is fueled by the belief that every being deserves to live in physical harmony with themselves. We only get one body— massage is a tool we can use to facilitate our best selves, to move with ease, to find personal peace, and to get more out of life.
She has studied modalities created by John Barnes, Brian Utting, and Erik Dalton.
Claire performs many modalities including but not limited to:
  • Swedish
  • Integrated MFR
  • Sports massage
  • NMT
  • Prenatal
  • Deep Tissue
  • Integrated cryo/thermotherapies
  • Assisted/resisted stretching
Melissa Vale

Melissa Vale

My curiosity to become a massage therapist was fueled in 2015 while living in Taiwan teaching English. This curiosity led me to Carlson College of Massage therapy in Anamosa, Iowa, where I learned the details of anatomy, the basics of massage, and extensive clinical reasoning. 
My basic style includes long relaxing effleurage strokes. I have found that even when the goal is very focused to one problem movement or muscle, deeper work is smoother and more natural while prioritizing the relaxation of the nervous system. Working with the nervous system also allows the work to align with the natural needs of the muscle, as well as helping the muscle learn to correct itself. Allowing the whole person to get involved in the sessions allows the body to remember how to relax. This allows the muscles to have a lesson in holding itself loose, which facilitates long-standing musculoskeletal relief.  
While I am a currently a full-time acute care nurse, my love for massage has never faded and I intend to always have it as a part of my life. The clinic always feels like a great place to be and I look forward to meeting new clients.
Melissa's modalities include:
  • Swedish Massage
  • Integrative Massage

Jessica Williamson

Jessica was born and raised in Lafayette, Indiana. In October 2023, she completed her AAS as a Healthcare Specialist with a major in Therapeutic Massage at Ivy Tech. She is continuing her education with the hopes to one day get her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. She plans to gain advanced certification in Sports massage and Thai massage.

My passion is to decrease pain/stress and increase quality of life. I love helping people and finding new ways to be my best.”

Jessica's modalities, for now, include:

  • Swedish Massage

  • Deep Tissue Massage

  • Cupping Massage
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Andra Miller

Hello, my name is Andra. I was born and raised here in Indiana. I went to WMTA massage school and gradutated in 2009. Since then I have worked full time in our community, providing a service that gives a substantial amount of relief to people of all ages. I offer services for everyone from athletes to expecting mothers, and everyone in between. My pressure ranges from as light as you want to very firm. I'm here to help you feel better no matter if it's for muscle relief or just some simple self-time.
The modalities I offer include:
  • Swedish
  • Integrative
  • Sports
  • Prenatal
  • Assisted Stretching
  • Hot Stone Massage