McAlpin opens massage business


PENDLETON - Paige McAlpin has returned to Pendleton and opened a massage therapy business.

McAlpin, 20, a 2007 Pendleton High School graduate, recently completed a massage program at the East West College in Portland. Now she's building clientele and primarily working by appointment in a room at the Hair Gallery, 405 N.W. Despain Ave.

She credited parents John and Candace Fenton for providing the financial backing to start the business. McAlpin said her ambition to become a message therapist started when she was 10 years old and would rub her mom's shoulders.

She speculated that enough success in a few years could warrant working with a couple of other massage therapists to open a larger shop.

For more information, set up an appointment or ask about rates, call McAlpin at 379-0765.

- Phil Wright

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