Michael Carnes, B.S., L.M.T, M.M.P
SMRT Full Body Certified

Reduce pain, reduce anxiety and be more active with massage therapy. 

I treat clients with varying levels of pain from surgery*, accidents**, falls, work outs and activities such as hiking, tennis, golf, running or cycling/biking. I have several clients that use relaxation massage to help reduce anxiety.***

The techniques I use are designed to minimize pain during the massage. I rarely use firm pressure to achieve results. I will gently move the ends of a muscle closer together and hold, which achieves amazing results with minimal discomfort and lasting effect. You need only relax on the table and allow the technique to work. 

Areas of therapeutic practice include  SMRT (Spontaneous Muscle Release Technique), Swedish Techniques, Thai Yoga Massage and SMRT Mat Massage done on a mat. 

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*After your doctor releases you from medical supervision.

** If legitgation is involved, your attorney/doctor must be involved.

*** Service animals are welcome in the treatment room.  


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Gentle Work 

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Thai Massage 

SMRT Mat Massage


I use, almost exclusively, SMRT (Spontaneous Muscle Release Technique) in my practice to treat client issues. But what is SMRT? The essential idea is to shorten the muscle so it can relax. The trick is for me shorten it for you. If the muscle is shortened because you contracted it, then SMRT can’t work. If you tense to help me hold the joint into a specific position, SMRT can’t work.  The beauty of this technique is that you need to do nothing but relax. You don’t even have to be mentally present while I work. You need only to sleep, let the mind wander or meditate. In fact, letting go will only enhance the effectiveness of the work. 


Most of the techniques cause little to no discomfort.  There are a few exceptions depending on the issue being addressed, but pain is very rare for SMRT.  For the few more intense techniques, I can usually work around it till you are ready. 


It is very common for the muscles to continue to release for 24 to 48 hours after the initial work. Many clients report the effects of SMRT to last days, weeks or longer depending on the issue being addressed. 


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Policy Policy


Bring 3 and Get 1 Free


Refer THREE Clients and You'll Receive ONE FREE 60 Minute Massage.


  • The referred client needs to let the therapist know who referred them. 

  • The referrals must be new clients to Affordable Massage Healing.

  • The referrals must book and complete their appointments i.e cancellations and no shows will not be considered toward your free massage.

  • This offer cannot be combined with other offers.

  • The three referrals must book directly with Affordable Massage Healing not through another service. 

  • The three referral appointments must be at full price (3-packs do qualify as full price).

  • The referred clients may choose from 30, 60, 90 and 120 minute appointments. 



6700 N. Oracle Rd, Suite 507

Tucson, AZ 85704

Office: 520 - 204 - 1479

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