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Deacon eases clery members' pain
In the pulpit
Deacon Miguel Ayala
Miguel Ayala appreciates clergy members and he understands the inherent stress and difficulties many ministers encounter while performing their duties. 
To thank the men and women of God, Ayala, who owns Ease the Pain Massage Clinic in Hinesville, is offering clergy members a 15 percent discount on all services in October, which is Clergy Appreciation Month. The discounts, however, will continue long after October is over.
“After October, members of the clergy will receive a 10 percent discount on all services,” Ayala said. “We tailor each massage to the individual needs of the client to ensure the best treatment possible. We use a variety of modalities such as Swedish massage, deep tissue massage and sports massage.”
He opened Ease the Pain in October 2009. Ayala also is a deacon at Christ Tabernacle of Faith Church in Hinesville where his mother, the Rev. Kathleen Ayala, serves as pastor. As a deacon, he understands the stress clergy members endure on a daily basis.
A native of Wyandanch, N.Y., Ayala is a licensed massage therapist. He graduated in September 2007 from the National Personal Training Institute in Orlando, Fla. Ease the Pain Massage Clinic specializes in stress management and pain relief, and Ayala stands ready to help make customers more comfortable.
“Studies have shown that 90 percent of the diseases we carry are related to stress. Therapeutic massage helps balance the effects of stress in our lives and avoid stress related disease and dysfunction,” he said.
In addition to the discounts Ayala is offering clergy members, Ease the Pain Clinic staffers are available to provide on-site services at health fairs and workshops coordinated by churches and other organizations.
“Since being in business we have participated in many community events,” the clinic owner said. “In 2009, we participated in the health fair at Liberty Regional Medical Center, and this year we participated in two aerobicthons and a wellness fair at Newman Fitness Center at Fort Stewart and the MLK Parade in Hinesville. We also did volunteer work at the senior citizens’ center in Hinesville, and were nominated for the outstanding business award for the Vision Magazine.”
Ayala invites area residents to worship services at Christ Tabernacle of Faith Church at the Country Inn & Suites in Hinesville at 11 a.m. on Sundays. The church also has Bible study at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays.
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