Massage Therapy is not our Business
It is our Passion and Mission in life
Important news Update!!!:
We have opened an new location next to the Old Dome. Cindy Murphy has fully retired. Don will continue taking appts at our new location to see Gift Certificate holders and longtime regulars. You know who you are! Call us at 904-277-3663
Since early 2018 stories had been flying in the air about our selling the property to a major grocery store and closing our massage and Yoga Center. There was a developer who was talking with us and working on developing the property. Nothing came of it. The deal evaporated and went into an alternative Universe.....Another rumor had us moving our business to downtown Fernandina to a house where we were living upstairs and doing massage therapy downstairs. Another that we had sold the Dome!
We have been living and working on Amelia Island for over 33 years. For the many of you who know us we have been working 100 hours a week for over 25 years. This was how we were able to see over 18,000 people and do over 100,000 massages. The numbers, as we look back, are unbelievable but we learned a lot and helped many people. We love what we do and will continue to do as we enter our retirement years.
The rumor that is true is we have sold the property but not the Dome business. We have closed the big Dome location and returned it to the Saint who bought our 3 acres back in 2019.Don will still be doing Massages at another location 100' to the south in our original Dome Healing Center location. We will be continuing on but at a bit saner pace and intensity. Those of you who are able to come in for an appointment will get the rest of the story. Lots of background going on in our lives.
We are continuing for those of you who have played a powerful part of making the Dome Healing Center become a reality. In general we will not be seeing new clients. If we have seen a lot of you over the years you will have the greatest chance of getting in. If you are a healthcare worker- doctor, nurse, therapist, teacher, or a mother with screaming children in the background when you call, you all will all have a better chance of getting in......
We do want to mention that it is time for any of you with a Gift Certificate from the Dome to use it soon! If you know anyone who has a Gift Certificate, see if you can motivate them to actually use it. Some have been holding on to the Gift Certificate for years, some for a decade or two, for a special time. That Special time is here.
We want to express our sincere and heart felt appreciation for all the support and love that we have received from everyone who has helped us reach this time in our life. We have brought into many friends lives and feel honored for that great experience.
During 2021 we will have reached our 68th year in life. 70 is fast approaching. 70 is the time we have chosen to really really retire, or shortly before, and enjoy the fruits of our labor.
We wish all who have helped us get to this point in our lives many blessings and love,
Don and Cindy Murphy, LMT
More of our Story
Back in 1986 Don and Cindy Murphy took a couples massage class in New Orleans, LA. This was the training that lit the fire in them that eventually led to the forming of the Dome Healing Center.
The Dome was "born" in 1994 when Don and Cindy received their Florida Massage Therapy licenses. They started with house calls around Amelia Island and surrounding communities while working other jobs. Don as a retired sea captain worked in a Jacksonville Shipyard. Cindy worked in finance and account at a local timber company. When massage sessions began to fill up all their free time they left the day jobs to follow massage full time.
After a series of rented rooms and partnerships they built a 3200 sq foot Massage and Yoga Center. They practiced Massage Therapy and taught many Yoga and Meditation classes over 16 years.
On February 1st 2021 due to many reasons, including COVID, it was decided to close the Dome and downsize to a single massage room the building that their first massage center was located, next door to the larger Dome Healing Center.
Cindy has fully retired and Don, well, semi-semi-kinda-sorta retired. He will be keeping a lighter schedule than the 100 hour weeks Don and Cindy kept for many years. Cindy will no longer be doing massages.
The Dome Healing Center did not go out of business. It just became a lot smaller as we enter our pre-retirement years. We wanted to still be available for the people who have consistently and strongly supported us over the last 25 years.
It will be difficult, if not impossible, to get an appointment. We would suggest you try calling and telling us your story and needs. You never know. You might be able to get in.....
If you have a Gift Certificate no matter how old it may be please call us. It may take some advanced planning but we WILL see you. That is a big part of our dedication to massage therapy and the commitments we have made to the community
At the Dome we focus on therapeutic sessions that aid in balancing and increasing the natural healing abilities of the body. Relaxing and rejuvenating therapy and techniques are used to help the client to achieve a more healthy sense of well being.
To help improve the quality of live of those who find us. To Teach and make available techniques and therapies to relax, relieve stress and increase energy and the health of their bodies.
Healing is our Mission, NOT our Business
Experience relaxation and freedom from stress like never before. Walk into the most relaxing and soothing atmosphere on Amelia Island. You will leave the Dome renewed, revived, and feeling as though you have been on an Island Vacation.
Don and Cindy Murphy are Florida Licensed Massage Therapists. Don and Cindy have been practicing Holistic Massage Therapies since 1984. We specialize in Upledger CranioSacral Therapy, Lymphatic Drainage, Deep Tissue Massage, Foot Reflexology.
We want to make our practice a useful place for all of our friends and supporters where you can benefit from our years of experience in the fields of Health, Stress Management, Yoga, Massage, and life experiences.
Our purpose is to convince you that there is a Holistic way of looking at life’s challenges. Many of the techniques and therapies that we specialize in help create a fuller, more energetic, and better life experience for you. On this site we will try to provide you with tools, outlines and homework to use on your own or with family and friends.
We try to practice what we preach. We believe in moderation and consciousness in following a healthy lifestyle.
Please feel free to call, write, or e-mail us with any comments, questions, or suggestions so we can make this site more useful. Take a moment to explore our site.
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Thank you for your interest and we look forward to hearing from you.
Don and Cindy Murphy have been practicing Massage Therapy since 1986, over 34 years. They specialize in Therapeutic Massage, Upledger CranioSacral Therapy, Foot Reflexology, and Reiki. Over the past decades they have seen over 18,000 clients. They have dedicated their lives to caring and taking care of others who are in need of their skills.
When you come to the Dome for the first time you will be asked to fill out a short intake form so that we can understand your need and concerns. This way we can formulate a path to take in the therapies that we offer to you. Over the years we have encountered many of the issues that are showing up in your life. We can use our experience to offer you the therapies that we have found to be effective in balancing and improving your level of stress and tension. At our age, born in 1953, we are sure that we have personal experience in many of the conditions that have brought you to the Dome.
After filling out the client form we will discus with you the therapies that we may feel would be appropriate for you and your needs. Many times where you are hurting is not where you are hurt. We will explain that reasons for this and the methods that we offer that will address the root cause of your discomfort. We may suggest some self therapy or procedures that you can do at home between you massage sessions. It is this "homework" that can have an incredible positive effect on the quickness of your recovery. Many times you will find that after you have resolved your issues that continuing a regular massage therapy session can help prevent the return of even long term issues.
This has been our mind set over the many years we have been in the Massage and health field. We try to help you with your discomfort and then show you methods that will help decrease the possibility of your pain increasing or returning.
Don and Cindy have had a varied background of experience they brought to Massage Therapy.
Don has a Bachelors Degree in Psychology (1975 Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA) , Yoga Teachers Certification (Sivananda Hatha and Raja Yoga Styles), and is a Certified Synchronicity Meditation Instructor. Don is a Licensed Captain (Master, Any Oceans) in the US Merchant Marine and spent 17 years at Sea as a Captain.
Don also worked in Ambulance squads, Autistic Children Psychiatric Units, a hospital Emergency Room, and Psychiatric wards through out High School and College. During college he trained as a Yoga Instructor and started teaching classes at his college, Lehigh University, Bethlehem PA. After College he worked as a Emergency Medical Technician and a Paramedic in South Florida. With an interesting twist he ended up going to sea on ferry boats in Martha's Vineyard, Yachts from the Caribbean to the great Lakes, container ships from Brooklyn to the Persian Gulf, and finally Captain of oil field supply boats and deep sea Tugboat all over the Caribbean, central and south america. It was the opportunity of starting a shipping line that brought Don and Cindy to Amelia Island in 1988. After two years the company went belly up. Don worked for a local shipyard. In 1993 he took training in Massage Therapy and started working evenings with Massage while working days at the shipyard. In 1997 the first Dome Healing Center was opened in a small garage located on the First Coast Hwy property on Amelia Island. Cindy has an extensive background in Health and exercise. She has taught many years of Aerobic classes, is a Certified Aerobics Instructor, Certified Amrit Yoga Teacher and a Licensed Massage Therapist.
Both Don and Cindy were born and raised in North and Central New Jersey. They have lived in and experienced many places before settling on Amelia Island, Florida (in 1988) including Dallas and Galveston, Texas, Mexico (two years), New Orleans (eight years), Miami (two weeks!!), and Boston MA to name a few.
Cindy started teaching aerobic classes in 1993. She has worked for a variety of companies in finance and accounting. In 1994 she completed her massage therapy training and received her Florida Massage license. She has studied many years of anatomy, physiology and massage therapy techniques. She also is a Certified Yoga Teacher and has taught many years of yoga classes at the Dome. As of February 1st 2021 Cindy will no longer be taking massage appointments.
They have training with many of the Massage technique originators including Dr John Upledger of the Upledger Institute of CranioSacral Therapy, and Dwight Beyer of the International Institute of Reflexology. They are trained and certified Yoga Teachers with many years of teaching experience which have helped them to understand the workings of the body and techniques to relax and release muscle tension and stress.
We offer 60 minute massage sessions for $65 each session.
We do not offer 90 minute sessions.
All of our sessions are 60 minute sessions consisting of 5 minutes getting prepared for massage, 50 minutes of actual massage, followed by a five minute relaxation resting period.
Over the past two decades we have done over 100,000 massage session with over 17000 clients. This is our primary predominant therapy that addresses deep stress and tension. It is not necessary to go so deep that the session is painful. We have found that Deep tissue Therapy is more effective if it NOT so deep that it creates pain. Deep Tissue Massage reaches deeper layers of muscles. It is used to break down knots and relieve pressure points throughout the body. This massage is beneficial for athletes and those who sit for long periods of time.
We offer Foot Reflexology based on the technique of Dwight Byers founder of the International Institute of Reflexology St Petersburg, FL. This therapy consists of working on a specific set of pressure points on the feet and calves designed to increase circulation and release areas of tension and discomfort in the not only the feet but the whole body. The feet are the end point in the bodies central nervous system. Pressure point in the feet effect the entire body through sending nerve signals all the way to the brain. It creates an amazing sense of relaxation and calmness in many of our clients.
Rieki is a light touch healing technique that we have been practicing since 1978. It consists of 12 light touch hand positions on the body. The session is generally done fully clothed on a massage table. The Rieki session has been found to be very relaxing and balancing of all systems of the physical, emotional and mental bodies. As part of the session you will be instructed in how to perform a Rieki session for yourself at home. In fact, we feel that is you who is the best one to do Rieki for yourself and not someone else. It is a system that creates a sense of calm relaxation by redirecting sensations from your hand creating a loop circuit back to the brains central nervous control centers.
All of our Massage therapy tables incorporate the VibroAcoustic technology of the BETAR Sound Table System. We use Hemi-Sync sound tracks from the Monroe Institute.
BETAR stands for Bio Energetic Transducer Assisted Resonance which delivers a high technology deep relaxation experience. The system utilizes music, blended Alpha, Theta and Delta brain wave frequencies, and the Monroe Hemi-Sync sound wave technology to deeply relax and revive the bodies energy systems. Personally experience the BETAR vibroacoustic table to truly know deep relaxation and alternative meditative depths of mind and body consciousness.
CranioSacral is a light touch but very effective technique to relieved deep seated stress and tension. It is strongly suggested for people with migraine level headaches. We have been practicing CranioSacral Therapy since 2000 performing thousand of sessions. CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle hands-on treatment method that focuses on freeing restrictions to physiological motion of all the bones of the skull, including the face and mouth, as well as the spinal vertebrae, sacrum, coccyx, and hips. We have extensively trained in CranioSacral for many years and have found it to be a very effective therapy. For more information on Upledger CranioSacral Therapy see below.
More Info on Upledger CranioSacral Therapy
Both Don and Cindy Murphy, founders of the Dome Healing Center, have trained extensively in the Upledger CranioSacral therapy Methods. Please take some time to read the information below about the benefits of CST. If you feel that you might benefit from receiving this therapy please call to schedule an appointment.
Upledger CranioSacral Therapy TM
The Therapeutic Value of CranioSacral Therapy
Now for nearly 25 years, osteopathic physician and researcher John E. Upledger, DO., O.M.M., has been a proponent of using the rhythm of another body system, the CranioSacral system, to enhance body functioning, and help alleviate pain and discomfort.
The CranioSacral system consists of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. It extends from the bones of the skull, face and mouth, which make up the cranium, down to the sacrum, or tailbone area.
Since this vital system influences the development and performance of the brain and spinal cord, an imbalance or restriction in it could potentially cause any number of sensory, motor or neurological disabilities. These problems could include chronic pain, eye difficulties, scoliosis, motor-coordination impairments, learning disabilities and other health challenges.
CranioSacral Therapy is a gentle method of detection and correction that encourages your own natural healing mechanisms to dissipate these negative effects of stress on your central nervous system. You also benefit from better overall health and resistance to disease.
Because of its positive effect on so many body functions, CranioSacral Therapy is practiced today by a wide variety o healthcare professional. They include medical doctors, doctors of chiropractic, nurses, physical therapists and Licensed Massage Therapists.
What Conditions Does CranioSacral Therapy Address?
CranioSacral Therapy strengthens your body’s ability to take better care of you. It helps alleviate a range of illness, pain and dysfunction, including: