New State College business to hold grand opening

Sean Holt is the owner of a new business in State College.
Sean Holt is the owner of a new business in State College. File

Two new business owners have worked for Cirque Du Soleil, the Philadelphia 76ers and have 31 combined years of experience.

They have combined their expertise to open Revive Modern Massage, which will hold a grand opening in downtown State College.

The Penn State Small Business Development Center will be in attendance to welcome the new business to the community at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 30. The Bellefonte Waffle Shop will serve appetizers, Good Intent Cider will offer drinks and there will be a raffle for prizes.

Alexa Krepps and Sean Holt discovered the location for the business in the Allenway Building at 311 S. Allen St., Suite 003, in 2017. They felt the space, which has a tropical plant atrium and a sculptured water fountain, would be the perfect environment for a massage salon.

The business offers oncology massage, a Japanese barefoot therapy called ashiatsu, body contouring, a self-care center and has three treatment rooms and a sauna. Online booking is available for their appointment-only schedule.

Holt said they left the corporate setting to focus more on individual clients.

“We got a great location, and we’ve got free parking, which is a great bonus,” Krepps said. “What is interesting and a cool part of our team is we get to work with Cirque De Solei and their arena tours. We get to learn more by working with physiotherapists, picking their brains and applying it (in State College).”

Shawn Annarelli: 814-235-3928, @Shawn_Annarelli