About Us

Zen will enable your awareness of inner peace and stress/pain relief.

Claudia Hidalgorojas - Owner

LMBT #11006

The thing I love most about massage is the connection you make with another person just listening to the human body. It can tell you all a person without a single word having been said.

As a results-minded Licensed Massage Therapist, I specialize in the personalizing each session to the client’s needs. I have nine years of experience in massage techniques like Neuromuscular and Trigger Point therapies, Sports massage, nourishing Swedish, Myofascial, and Bowssage and others.

I have worked in private practices, spas, and even a factory setting to help with the repetitive motion strain of the employees. Most recently I spent two seasons employed by the Charlotte Hornets as the first full-time Massage Therapist to the team. I had the privilege to attend every practice, every game (home and away) and had the experience of a lifetime.

Melissa Fassett

LMBT NC #11410

“I’m passionate about Massage Healing, Family, Rescuing Animals & Inner Peace. I welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver to you a beginning of an investment in your health. “

Joshua Bruce

LMBT #15869

Joshua joins Zen4Life with the expertise that comes from NC Massage School, receiving a certification in Neuromuscular work, as well as Medi-Cupping. His deep passion for body work/massage therapy, stems from his own experience of trauma, where massage therapy was able to keep a major neck surgery at bay and fully recover. His goal as a Neuromuscular therapist, is to offer that same level of comfort, support, and healing to his clients. He will help make your day less stressful, less painful, and help give clients other alternatives. He has your back and everything attached!

Mary Ann Benitez

LMBT #17068

It is a privilege to serve as an instrument in your journey to repair, restore and revitalize your body. The various techniques integrated into each session will often be dictated by the goals and plan we establish on your first visit. This plan will be dynamic, able to change as your needs and your body’s natural healing evolves. My style in one word is thorough.
My experience as a massage therapist and body worker has been diverse. Over the last 15 years, I have worked in chiropractic wellness centers, day spas and as a clinic director and instructor at a massage school. I have a degree in Biology, and am Certified in Advanced Myoskeletal Techniques, Manual Therapy, Medical Massage and Basic Certification in Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD).
My vision is to seamlessly blend a concrete clinical knowledge of the body with the gift of skillful touch to bring you the relief you desire.

Reflexology by Zen4Life

"Jimmy" Su L. Tran

Certified Reflexologist

Expert reflexologist with a passion and knowledge to help alleviate your ailments. Reflexology is one of the most effective techniques for balancing and triggering the body's natural ability to heal. Jimmy is a loving husband and devoted father to two beautiful girls.


Here at Zen4Life we want you to relax and experience Zen. We can help you find your inner peace, provide stress and pain relief, and even enhance your mood.


At Zen4Life we want you to relax and enjoy, but we also want you to learn about the parts of the body so you have a better understanding of what to expect when muscles are healing.


We accept HSA Payments. Massage therapy is well documented for its healing capabilities across a broad spectrum of malaise. If you have an HSA, we can accept those for massage therapy. More Info


We understand that unanticipated events happen occasionally in everyone’s life. In our desire to be effective and fair to all clients, the following policies are honored
Advanced Notice + No Shows + Late Arrivals +

Booking Appointments

NO Walk-Ins will be taken, by appointment ONLY PLEASE! To save some time before your first session print off our Client Intake Form and bring it in with you. [For clients under 18, a parental consent will be required]

Tips: How to Receive a Massage

Because massage is not a common part of our contemporary cultural experience, many people feel uneasy about receiving their first massage. Here are a few guidelines to help you feel at ease and gain the greatest benefit from your massage therapy session. Tell the therapist about areas of your body that are injured, tense or sore. Also mention any medical conditions, such as high blood pressure, heart problems, chronic headaches, varicose veins or recent surgery.

The best way to receive a massage is with the body completely unclothed. The therapist is sensitive to the need for privacy and will keep your body covered with a sheet or blanket, except the areas being massaged. However, you may undress to your level of comfort. If this arrangement is not comfortable for you, you may wear underwear or a swimsuit.

Close your eyes and allow yourself to relax as completely as possible. Focus your attention on your breathing, which should be slow, deep and even. When the therapist’s hands locate areas of pain or tension in your body, consciously try to relax those areas. As you inhale softly and deeply visualize the breath flowing to the tense area and relaxing it. As you fully exhale, visualize the tension leaving your body. Conversation can be distracting to you and the therapist. Good massage requires concentration of the therapist. Please confine your conversation to feedback about the massage.

Allow the therapist to move your limbs into various positions. Do not try to help move your arms, legs, or head. The therapist is a trained professional who will not do anything to hurt you. However, feel free to speak up if you feel uncomfortable in any way. Contrary to a common notion in our society about massage, it is an ancient healing art and not a sexual service. Sexual behavior during the massage is inappropriate and will result in the termination of the session.

Very often, as the body releases tension during a massage, the mind will release emotion. If you suddenly feel sad, angry or joyful, do not be alarmed. Allow yourself to express these feelings by crying or laughing.
Many people fall asleep during a massage, an indication that the body and mind are releasing stress and tension. The therapist will gently wake you when it is time to turn over or end the massage.
We hope that your massage is both enjoyable and beneficial, and that this experience will be the beginning of a lifelong practice to help you enjoy the best possible health and relaxation.