Upward Spiral is an independent healing and wellness business owned and operated by Nyssa Hanger, MA, LMT since 2009.  

Upward Spiral began primarily offering Upward Spiral Therapy, an advanced approach to healing with massage. Nyssa's drive to create a business she loved lead her to integrate other skills she has learned into unique workshops. Upward Spiral Workshops include writing, aromatherapy, yoga, and meditation. Nyssa's aromatherapy practice evolved into also providing her clients with quality essential oils and aromatherapy products, and Upward Spiral Essentials emerged. 

Lara Hayward joined our team as office manager on August of 2014 while she was completing massage school. She is now a licensed massage therapist and has been trained in Upward Spiral Advanced Therapeutic Techniques, Aromatherapy, Reiki, and CranialSomatic Therapy. Click here to read more. 


Upward Spiral aims to facilitate the personal and professional growth of individuals with the collective in mind.  

We view ourselves and our clients as equal partners in healing and personal evolution and seek to create positive change in ourselves, our employees, our clients, and the larger community.  We aim to become recognized as a vital space for healing and transformation in Tampa Bay and to create a model for other centers across Florida.  

Upward Spiral Center is an affirmation that we are the center of this upward spiral, and it is up to us to create the environment in which our growth can manifest.