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Meet Liz Florine of A Touch Above in Cary

Today we’d like to introduce you to Liz Florine.

Liz began her journey as a massage therapist when she discovered massage therapy as a means to relieve herself of chronic pain. Since she has always been interested in health and holistic remedies, becoming a massage therapist was a natural choice. Because she has experienced debilitating pain herself, she can relate to what her clients are feeling.

Liz is an animal lover and has been a vegetarian for most of her life. Her love for all animals especially her two rescue dogs, Zoe and Sasha, led her to pursue Canine Massage and expand her practice to help dogs in need of physical and emotional support, and provide them with a better quality of life. Liz is a graduate of the Lang Institute for Canine Massage in Colorado, a 663 state-approved program that focuses on the whole dog for optimal well-being.

She began her business in Barrington, IL in 2003, and in 2015, she moved to her current location in Cary, IL where she works on people and performs Canine Massage for dogs. Her mission is to help both dogs and people experience the benefits of massage beyond basic relaxation.

Liz continues to receive massage therapy and other forms of bodywork as a way to stay healthy and active.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
I believe owning your own business is a struggle in itself for any type of business. For me, the challenge has been communicating to clients and making them understand the importance of regular therapeutic massage, so they can stay healthy and pain free before coming in for a session when they are already experiencing pain. This can help prevent pain from manifesting in the first place. Getting the message across that preventive maintenance is an investment for their health and well-being is the biggest challenge.

A Touch Above – what should we know? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
I provide therapeutic massage to both people and dogs. Massage benefits dogs just as much as it does for their people. One can even schedule a massage for themselves as well as for their canine companion at the same time. Online scheduling makes this even easier. There are two separate treatment rooms, one just for people and the other for dogs.

I specialize in advanced techniques for the prevention and treatment of a wide range of acute and chronic soft tissue related pain conditions, as well as injury rehabilitation, and pain management.

Canine Massage can help with injury rehabilitation with the approval of a veterinarian. It can help dogs involved with canine sports, such as agility perform better and prevent injury. Regular massage can help keep dogs healthy as they age as part of a wellness program.

What is “success” or “successful” for you?
Success for me means I am able to enjoy the work I do and make a living at it.


  • 30 minute Massage Therapy $50
  • 45 minute Massage Therapy $65
  • 60 minute Massage Therapy $80
  • 75 minute Massage Therapy $100
  • 90 minute Massage Therapy $120
  • 30 minute Canine Massage $30
  • 45 minute Canine Massage $45

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