Services available at our location as well as yours.
Mind & Body Works is a home-based business which offers a relaxing environment with separate, specifically designated therapy area and adjoining bathroom. Whole house decorum planned out by an interior design expert with peacefulness and relaxation in mind. Eye-catching landscaping Spring through Fall.
Services available at our location as well as yours. Our equipment is portable and sets up fast if scheduling for your setting. We offer flexible hours Monday through Saturday, but by appointment only. Pre-booking for evenings and Saturdays is suggested as those are our most popular times. Same day scheduling is possible for daytime appointments except for Saturday as already mentioned. We are closed on ALL major holidays. Gift certificates are available in a variety of styles.
When Ray and Stephanie Bigler decided to form their own company in 1997, they envisioned offering an array of therapeutic and stress relieving services for humans ranging in age from the “very young” to the “very old”, and everyone in between. They managed to create a fairly successful business, honoring those stated objectives, until one day Stephanie announced her desire to offer services not just to different age groups, but to other species as well! In 2004 they opted to make a slight name change, informally adding the subtitle “for people and pets” to their incorporated name of Mind and Body Works.
The Biglers believe in the importance of setting a positive example for those they serve in balancing healthy eating habits with a regular exercise regimen. Wherever possible, they utilize natural methods for strengthening their own immune systems, and that of their pets, and consistently strive to “walk the talk”, not just “talk the talk.”
Stephanie has a Masters Degree in Social Work form IUPUI, and was employed for 18 years as a licensed mental health therapist in a traditional medical environment before training in massage and converting to holistic means of healing the body in 1997. From 1997 through 2003, Ms. Bigler worked only with humans, albeit a broad range of ages, body types and conditions. In 2004, Ms. Bigler decided to pursue a lifelong dream of professional work with domestic animals. She now uses many of the same techniques with animals that she has used for the past 10 years with humans. Although the majority of Stephanie’s clients are of the human variety, through word of mouth and membership in IAAMB, she is being sought out more and more by distressed dog owners for help with their aged, in-firmed or emotionally and behaviorally challenged dogs. Stephanie also specializes in prenatal massage, and has developed a solid reputation in working with athletes.
Stephanie has over 900 hours of training in the massage and bodywork profession. This includes completion of IUPUI’s 500 hour Massage Therapy Program. Her professional opinions and skills have been featured in both print and visual media outlets including The Indianapolis Star (Reiki with canines), and the weekday AM show on the local Fox 59 affiliate (Canine massage mini-lecture and demo, and an on-air mini-talk and chair massage demo involving one of the AM anchors timed to coincide with Massage Awareness Week.) Stephanie was also featured on sportscaster Mark Patrick’s former talk radio show where she made a “live” in-studio appearance to offer him assistance for a sudden neck injury.
Ray, while sharing Stephanie’s love of animals and co-residing with 2 large dogs, has chosen to “stick” to the people end of services. Mr. Bigler has over 600 hours of training in the bodywork field. Like Stephanie, he too is a graduate of the Massage Therapy Program offered by IUPUI. Mr. Bigler has extensive experience in working with both amateur and professional athletes, and has had a number of professional football players and race drivers specifically seek him out.
Mr. Bigler also holds a Masters degree in Rehabilitative Psychology from the University of Southwestern Louisiana. He is both a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and assists and counsels individuals with substance use and abuse issues weekdays at an area hospital. Additionally, Ray is a high ranking martial artist who until recently taught classes in Ju Jitsu.