New business offers therapeutic massage, wellness services

Published 6:10 pm Friday, November 16, 2018

A new business in downtown Washington is offering clients a host of services that can have a positive impact on the mind, the body and the spirit.

From the moment one walks in the door of Copper Canyon Wellness, the spa aims for an atmosphere of relaxation. Natural aromas permeate the air and gentle music plays throughout the building.

For Matt and Brandan Wilson, the building that once housed Washington Jewelers has become home to their very own business. Brandan, a licensed massage therapist, is a Washington native and Matt has adopted the town as home. Together, along with a number of other professionals, the two have carved out a niche in the Washington market.

The offerings at Copper Canyon go well beyond massage therapy, however. The business also offers both aesthetics, medical aesthetics and yoga. Working with chiropractor Nathan Spencer, Copper Canyon will soon offer a full range of chiropractic services. The addition of a nurse practitioner on staff will allow the business to offer injectables such as Botox.

“One of our goals is to have massage therapy start to be looked at more from a therapeutic standpoint,” Matt Wilson said. “For so long, the perception has always been about pampering, a day at the spa, relaxation and things like that. There are so many wellness and therapeutic properties that go along with massage therapy.”

As the couple moved towards opening up their business, conversations with clients and community members helped inform them on what services were needed and desired in Washington.

Although Copper Canyon only opened on Thursday, business was already in full swing on Friday. While they waited for their new space to be renovated, Brandan was working on scheduling appointments, and a number of clients came with her from her former job. A believer in the power of the healing touch, Brandan has seen the impact firsthand.

“I’ve seen Washington provide not only me with a full book of clients, but four or five other massage therapists in the area who are constantly booked,” Brandan said.

The former Washington Jewelers building has been fully renovated and updated to suit Copper Canyon’s needs. Private rooms line a long hallway looking out over the Pamlico.

“It was actually fairly smooth,” Matt said of the process. “We’re working with WIMCO and Kevin and Jenny Rawls, and they’re truly incredible. They had a vision for this building and what they wanted to do with it from the very start.”

For more information on the offerings at Copper Canyon Wellness visit or call 252-623-2114.