Back in 2004 Helena Hughes, owner and operator of Pax Massage, was caring for her terminally ill grandmother when she brought in the assistance of Hospice. As part of their caring program, a massage therapist would visit every other week to give her grandmother a massage and would offer the care taker a massage as well. Helena would give that extra massage to her mother, who was also caring for her terminally ill grandfather and father at the time. She saw first-hand how the consistent power of touch could alleviate physical, emotional and mental pain. She continued down this healing path with her mother but would often need to skip months at a time due to cost or schedule limitations and observed during those skipped months how harder the stress became to handle. This experience stuck with her over the years and inspired her to build an environment where she could improve the quality of life for others by making massage and holistic treatments accessible and affordable.