Desirae "Rae" Petersen
Desirae “Rae” Petersen, owner of East Hill Massage and Aesthetics, is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Oncology Massage Therapist, and Certified Lymphedema Therapist.
She received her training in massage therapy at The Pensacola School of Massage Therapy and Health Careers, graduating in 2008. She quickly fell in love with massage, focusing on providing relief to those suffering from chronic pain and illness.
Having several family members and close friends that have journeyed through cancer, she felt passionate about the importance of providing therapy that is helpful for those who are presently or have previously undergone cancer treatment. She received her Oncology Massage training through Tracy Walton and Associates in 2015 and is currently a preferred practitioner with The Society for Oncology Massage.
Wanting to provide the most comprehensive treatment possible for her oncology patients, Rae traveled to Tampa in April of 2017 for a Complete Lymphedema Certification Course through The Academy of Lymphatic Studies. After completing the 135-hour intensive course and passing her exam, she proudly offers Complete Decongestive Therapy for treatment of lymphedema as a Certified Lymphedema Therapist.
Rae is a member of The American Massage Therapy Association, The Florida State Massage Therapy Association, The Society for Oncology Massage, The International Association of Women, and is a volunteer at Covenant Hospice. In 2018 she was recognized by In Weekly’s “Best of the Coast” in the category of “Best Massage Therapist”.
It is Rae's aspiration to use her training and certifications to improve the lives of the people in the community she loves. In so doing she hopes to model for her children (her motivation and cornerstone) the value of service to others and the importance of personally investing in the well-being of those that need what you can give.