About Us


At Soothing Sensations in Vidalia, Twalla Haley, Holly Nielsen and Rhiannon Swiger provide professional massage and spa treatments.

We specialize in pain relief. Call us today to discuss what therapeutic massage is best for you.

Twalla T. Haley

In 1998 Twalla Haley changed her direction in life by attending the Reese institute of Massage Therapy in Oviedo, Fl.  After graduating in 1989, she obtained her Fl. license to practice massage therapy and has completed in excess of 3,000 hrs. of continuing education since 1991. She established Soothing Sensations Massage Therapy  in 2005, and offers a variety of massage therapy protocols and spa treatments.

Twalla’s focus has always been great customer service and taking classes that give her more knowledge to assist her clients to reduce and/or eliminate pain. In 2006, when licensing began in GA., Twalla was the 150th therapist to receive her GA. license. Some of the massage therapy modalities that Twalla has studied and uses frequently are neuromuscular therapy, lymphatic drainage, myofacial release, prenatal massage, reflexology, and cranial sacral therapy.

Most recently, Twalla has studied extensively with Don McCann in Lutz, FL. She has found that his Structural Energetic Therapy has amazingly positive results for people with chronic pain issues. This new modality is advanced therapeutic rehabilitative bodywork that includes cranial/structural release protocols, with emotional energy release and deep tissue structural work to help clients return to pain-free living.


Hollera T. Nielsen

Hollera Nielsen brings over 20 years of massage therapy experience to the team at Soothing Sensations Massage Therapy, with a focus on bodywork of soft tissue massage therapy for stress and pain relief. She holds licensure in both GA. and FL. as a licensed massage therapist, maintaining the credentials through continuing education, and has completed the requirements for biannual renewal consistently since 1994.

Hollera’s bodywork therapy career began after graduation in 1993 from Reese Institute of Massage Therapy in Oviedo Fl., now known as the Florida College of Natural Health. She completed an internship in the oncology unit at Orlando Regional Medical Center in Orlando, Fl. under the direction of oncologists to provide massage to cancer patients under their care and treatment. After passing the state examination, she obtained her Fl. license in 1994 and began serving clients with a mobile practice in Central Fl. She has maintained membership in the Florida State Massage Therapy Association (FSMTA) since joining while still a student in 1993. FSMTA was established in 1939 to advance the practice of massage therapy as an essential part of health care. The association is the largest in the United States, serving over four thousand members and holds its annual convention to offer continuing education as well as the largest trade show in the industry, with the latest information and technology to support its members.

During her career, Hollera developed, implemented and has administered her practice through application of a variety of modalities studied through continuing education, including Swedish neuromuscular lymphatic drainage, Electro Therapeutic Point Stimulation (ETPS), and Slipstream (cupping) therapy. She recently became certified in Cranial/Structural Therapy for treatment of headaches.

Hollera is active in local chamber and downtown association events, and has served as resource for community massage demonstrations.

Rhiannon Swiger

Rhiannon Swiger attended Everest University in Lakeland Fl. in 2007 and 2008, graduating in October 2008. Rhiannon moved back to GA., obtained her Georgia license to practice massage therapy and started working at Soothing Sensations Massage therapy early in 2009. Rhiannon has had continuing education classes in medical massage, infant massage, orthopedic massage, trigger point therapy. Thai foot massage and relieving sciatic pain. Rhiannon’s goal is to branch out further into the alternative medicine field.