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Meet Katresia Durden of Blessed Handz in Fayetteville

Today we’d like to introduce you to Katresia Durden.

Katresia, before we jump into specific questions, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
When I was around 7 or 8 years old. My older brother and I were at Greenbriar Mall and he complained of shoulder pain. Previously I had seen people on television giving massages so I told him I know what to do. He was skeptical, but he told me to go ahead. Well, much to his surprise it helped. He told my parents how good and I was and I would periodically give them massages if they needed it. I never took it seriously until 2008. Tired of working dead-end jobs without benefits and decent pay I became discouraged.

One Sunday my pastor told the congregation if we didn’t know our purpose to ask God. I did. Shortly after my school, Advanced Career Training sent me an email inviting me to join their Massage Therapy program. I didn’t have the money to go to school, but I was determined I knew this was my calling. My younger sister had received many messages from me so she decided to give me the money to enroll in Massage School. I excelled in class because it is my true passion and I know my purpose is to help others.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Sometimes it can be discouraging when I have a slow week with not that many clients, but I don’t let that deter me. I just keep the faith and sometimes I work extra jobs.

We’d love to hear more about your work.
My business is called Blessed Handz. I am a Massage Therapist. My specialities are Hot Stone Massage, Prenatal, Reflexology, and Swedish Massage. My friends call me ” The Queen of Relaxation”.


  • My Hot Stone Massage is $65
  • My Swedish Massage is $50
  • My Prenatal Massage is $60

Contact Info:

  • Address: 101 Beckett Lane, Suite 303 Fayetteville, GA 30214
  • Phone: 6785987769
  • Email:

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Katresia Durden

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