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November 3, 2012

Noble masseuse offers ‘fix-it’ therapy

NORMAN — One Noble woman knows how to put the “ahhh” in massage. Whether her clients have cricks in their necks or sore backs, Pam Moses, massage therapist, never rubs them the wrong way.

Moses has been a professional masseuse for nine years. It all started with rubbing her ex-husband’s neck to help make it feel better.

“Someone told me I should go to school and learn to do (professional massages). That had never occurred to me,” Moses said.

The next thing she knew, she was enrolled in Heritage College in Oklahoma City where she attended school five nights a week and obtained her associates degree 14 months later.

“Thank God for my husband,” she said. “He was an angel. He played ‘momma and daddy’.”

With her newly-obtained certification, Moses said she knew she wanted to practice in Noble, because “Noble was home.” As a lifelong Noble resident, with roots going back to her grandparents and great-grandparents, Moses said, “I’ve been in Noble forever.”

At one time, Moses owned her own salon, but said she got tired of running it by herself. Wanting more free time, she opted to rent booth space at This-n-That, 119 Main St. in Noble.

No matter where she practices, her method is always the same.

“I call it a ‘fix-it’ massage. “Some clients call it ‘evil massage’ because I’m mean. It depends on who you talk to,” Moses said with a chuckle. “One customer told me I had ‘man hands’. I try to fix the problem, fix the muscles and stretch the muscles and do a lot of listening. Sometimes people just want to talk and that makes them feel better.”

Client Michelle Herring does nails at This-n-That. causing her neck and shoulders to knot up, but after having a massage from Moses, she feels better.

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