Meet our Contracted Associates

We are proud to pamper regular clients as well as our visitors from out of town who come to South Padre Island just to experience the magic of The Massage & Healing Arts Center. We understand the mind-body-spirit connection, and have treated thousands of loyal guests to a level of healing and rejuvenation that rebuilds the self that has been damaged by stress to the body and soul.

The Massage & Healing Arts Center believes that beauty of body and spirit comes from healing and relaxation; mental as well as physical. We are friendly and welcome you to come in anytime!


Dolores Ferrentino is a graduate of New York’s prestigious Swedish Institute’s Massage Therapy Program and she owns and operates The Massage & Healing Arts Center and has been serving South Padre Island and beyond since 1986. She came to the Island for “just a short visit” but when she saw South Padre she fell in love with the island and has remained here since.  As many can attest, South Padre has grown since Dolores’ arrival and she has been a proud professional member of the community from the beginning.  

Coming from Queens, New York, Dolores recognizes that people are too often overworked and overstressed and get caught up in their high paced world. Seeing the toll it took on their lives, and the impact that overworking the body and spirit had on their physical health and relationships Dolores decided to study yoga. Noticing how much better she felt doing yoga she fell in love with yoga and is certified to teach yoga. Dolores blends the concept of holistic healing of therapeutic massage with the power of relaxation, Energy Balancing, acupuncture, colon cleansing and good ole fashioned intuitiveness for her well being and is ready to assist you on your journey of health. 

Dolores brought her professional work ethics and unique abilities learned from her father and mother, Anthony and Antoinette Ferrentino, with her. Dolores doesn’t function in the “Land of Mañana”; she’s here to help you today! She knows all of her therapist’s therapeutic strengths and she constantly evaluates these strengths to place you with the correct therapist for your special therapy.

Benytha (Bea) is a Texas licensed Massage Therapist who is accomplished in all massage techniques and specializes in Deep Tissue and Reflexology massage therapies.  Just tell Bea where your aches and pains may be and she is capable of “sensing” your therapeutic needs and she will communicate with you to create the “perfect” massage.  Bea is also a licensed nail technician for manicures and pedicures.  Plan on your next therapeutic massage, manicure and pedicure visit with Bea and she will relax you head to toe!

Carol is a Texas licensed Massage Therapist who began her career from a love of helping her family.  After experiencing the joy of providing the healthy benefits to her family from her “healing touch” she obtained her license to help others.  Carol believes that massage can release tension that will relax the body that will heal the soul. Carol’s professional training and Dolores’ professional technique of tutoring is a winning combination to ensure that your massage will be exactly what you need and want.  Let Carol’s healing “natural touch…not too deep and not too soft” energy massage your muscles and sooth your body into a healing slumbers.  Snoring allowed…

Eulogio (J.R.) is a Texas Licensed Massage Therapist who takes pride in his profession. J.R. answered to the calling of working as intuitive hands on therapist while realizing the talents of his hands J.R. also realized he was serving a life purpose. He takes pride in knowing that he can accommodate his clients according to their therapeutic needs through the power of prayer and using his hands as his eyes and ears to allow the body to guide him to apply his techniques.  He is proficient in all massaging techniques and is excellent in deep tissue and Sports Massage. JR is dedicated to ensuring that all of his clients are treated individually and they receive the very best he has to offer. Simply put, JR likes to help people. 

Edna: After 20 years in Fayetteville Arkansas Edna decided to come back to Texas and join The Massage & Healing Arts Center. As our Customer Service representative, her kind energy and contagious smile are catching to all. Come; let Edna put a smile on your face.