Who We Are
Marvelous Massage Inc. aims to bring awareness of the Interconnectedness of the Body, Mind, & Spirit through education, nutrition, physical activity, meditation, and integrative medicine. We call this “Body Balancing” - bringing the Mind, Body & Spirit back into Balance.
Tammy was born and raised in Bozeman, Montana; daughter of a librarian and a police officer. She grew up riding horses, bowling on Saturday mornings, and going to Girl Scouts. Her love of travel started very young with yearly cross country road trip with the family and adventures around the state through Girl Scouts and Bowling. At the age of 17 she enlisted in the U.S. Navy and graduated early from high school, leaving for bootcamp before the rest of her classmates had even graduated. The Navy took her to Florida, California and Alaska. While in the Navy, Tammy met and married a fellow sailor. They had 5 kids together over the course of the years, finally settling down and making their home in Anchorage, Alaska.
Throughout the years, Tammy took care of the home and home schooled
the kids while pursuing several of creative outlets including crocheting and photography. She also has done extensive volunteer work with numerous organizations including; local animal shelters, support groups and most notably, as the Chapter Leader for the Alaska Birth Network from 2008 - 2016. While acting as Chapter Leader for the Alaska Birth Network (part of Birth Network National) she helped organize monthly support meetings and educational seminars, special events and movie screenings and 3 days conferences for the public and professionals.
Tammy spent over 10 years working with nearly 150 pregnant women and their families as a Labor and Postpartum Doula and as an apprentice Midwife. She apprenticed at Heritage Birth Center in Anchorage, Alaska for 2 years before her last child was born in 2013. While on a sabbatical from her apprenticeship, she discovered a new passion, Massage Therapy, and with the support and love of her new partner, Travis, the idea of Marvelous Massage was born and together they embarked on this transforming journey.
Inspired during a vacation to Sedona, Arizona, Tammy and Travis brainstormed the beginnings of the Marvelous Massage Resort & Spa. They envision a destination spa resort where people can come from all over the world to relax and rejuvenate as well as to regain their health in not only their body, but in their mind and spirit too. Marvelous Massage Inc. will have multiple alluring destinations across the globe, starting locally with their first resort opening in
Alaska by 2025.
Travis James Hermansen was born in Rancho Cucamonga. He was the smallest baby in the hospital that day, however he grew to be the one of the biggest, if not the biggest kid in all his school years! He has always been easily excitable and quick to play hard and push himself on the playground or field. Whenever he got hurt he always had the instinct to rub the impact area.
Touch was huge for the mental state as well. Whether he was sad worried or just unable to sleep, getting a hug or having his back rubbed always soothed his mind enough to let go of his anxieties. This is why Travis became so inspired to help others with the gift of caring touch, by the time he was just in grade school.
By the age of 7 Travis realized that his knack for giving a shoulder/back massage, was also his ticket to acceptance by the older family members and the more popular kids at school. Ever since, he has followed his intuition to heal people with his hands.
Travis attended high school in Arizona, Montana, California, and then back to Montana to Graduate at Bozeman High School. With all the changes and new experiences, Travis discovered one main consistency which was that everybody needs massage for one reason or another. This held true at the workplace also.
Working in many different service jobs led Travis to become invested and secure at Town & Country Foods, an employee owned grocery store. After many physical accidents and unnecessarily complex routines and treatment experiences, with robotic doctors and cold waiting rooms, he realized that mechanical therapy is always the best go to for most healing processes of physical injury. While working at Town and Country foods Travis reached the realization that he needed to answer the calling for a higher purpose in life, giving people the actual care and treatments they need, without the excessive extras that are not needed. The true service of helping people raise the quality of living, through the power of knowledge, proper lifestyle, and nutrition. Travis wants to help people understand how to take great care of themselves, not just sell them massages.
Simply put, Travis’ main goal in life is to save as many people as he can from harmful synthetic drugs and invasive surgeries that can’t be undone. This goes with helping clients understand that disease is simply born from imbalance, and food is medicine.