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About Us

At Lifelong Bodywork, your health and well-being is our mission. Your perfect massage is as unique as you are, and we are committed to designing your session to support your goals. Through skilled massage therapy and holistic bodywork, people from all walks of life can relieve pain and live more comfortably in their bodies through exclusive personalized sessions.

To help you enjoy better lifelong wellness, our experienced massage therapists are dedicated to lifelong learning. Their advanced training combined with years of hands-on experience ensures that you always receive a truly skillful massage or bodywork session.

A simple touch can bring relief to a knotted body and tangled mind. It doesn’t matter what body you’ve been given, and it doesn’t matter what you’re going through right now. There is always a way to add a little more ease to your life, and we are honored to help you do so.

Deleen Long - Lifelong Bodywork

Deleen Long

Owner & Licensed Massage Therapist

A practicing massage therapist since 2010, Deleen has helped countless people ease their pain so they can enjoy life more fully. She's successfully helped fibromyalgia clients who need an ultralight touch, athletes who believe there’s no such thing as too much pressure, and everyone in between. After the birth of her second and youngest child, Deleen also became a certified doula. Although she does not actively attend births, she enjoys her massage work with women going through fertility challenges, pregnancy, and postpartum recovery.

Deleen has spent her life finding activities she loves that keep her physically active, and strongly believes in the importance of movement for a healthy, balanced life. She teaches gymnastics and aerial arts to children and adults, and she loves helping people become more confident in the strength of their body and mind. Deleen loves to learn about the human body, and continually expands her knowledge and training to better serve her clients. She’s grateful for the opportunity to improve the health of her local Lakewood community as she engages in the work she loves. All it takes is one visit to appreciate the care and attentiveness she practices on every unique client.

License & Certifications

Cleveland Institute of Medical Massage
Massage Therapy Certificate

Licensed Massage Therapist
State Medical Board of Ohio, License No. 33.018906

License & Certifications

Pre- and Perinatal Massage
Body Therapy Associates

Fertility Massage Specialist
Nurturing the Mother

Reiki Master
Usui System of Natural Healing

Continuing Education

  • Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy ®
  • Fundamentals of Thai Massage
  • CranioSacral Therapy I
  • Muscle Energy Technique

Alexander Van Ness- Lifelong Bodywork

Alexander Van Ness

Licensed Massage Therapist

Since his licensure in 2010, Alexander has been helping people relieve pain and restore their quality of life. He is a second-generation massage therapist; his mother, Donna Boswell, was a skilled medical rehabilitation massotherapist for over 30 years and a former president of the Ohio State Massotherapy Association. He apprenticed with her throughout the early years of his practice and integrates this knowledge and skill into all of his work. Alexander offers a variety of therapies including therapeutic massage, prenatal massage, deep tissue, table Thai, and medical rehabilitation therapy.

Alexander’s background in martial arts gives him a deeper understanding of the body and helps him deliver an even more effective massage. His signature style combines a strong foundation in anatomy and physiology with hands-on work that is designed specifically for each client’s needs. Alexander also maintains a private practice in University Heights at AVN Massotherapy. He is passionate about providing massage as a service to his community, and his favorite part of his work is seeing the delight on a client’s face as they realize that they no longer have to live in pain.

License & Certifications

National Institute of Massotherapy
Massage Therapy Certificate

Licensed Massage Therapist
State Medical Board of Ohio, License No. 33.020215

Continuing Education

  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Lymphatic Drainage
  • Boswell Technique
  • Prenatal Massage
  • Reiki I
  • CranioSacral Therapy

Are you ready to take charge of your pain and stop letting it take charge of you? Lifelong Bodywork is dedicated to giving compassionate, non­judgmental support to every client seeking to feel better in their body. Regardless of your health history, philosophy, or personal beliefs, your unique experience is honored as you seek the right combination of medical and complementary care for you. Book your appointment in our Cleveland, OH office to get on the fast track to living more comfortably in your body every day.