Diana Beranek is the owner and solo licensed therapist at Go Madd 4 Massage!, a company she started in 2004 in St Augustine, Florida. People often ask what the ‘madd’ part of the biz title stands for. Madd’ is make a difference daily which is part of her positive approach toward personal & business life and a strong anchor of her faith & purpose in general. She attended the University of Iowa, although she is a native of Wisconsin, and received a B.S. in pharmacy. After many years of working as a registered pharmacist, she made a courageous decision to change careers and went to school at Alpha School of Massage in Jacksonville, Florida as she realized that she wasn’t in the ‘right’ niche in life. She started her first reflexology and massage business there, in a gym setting, and has been in the medical/fitness field for the last 25 years, since 1997.
Because of numerous health issues, Diana is very knowledgeable about fitness, nutrition, healthy eating as well as supplements. She applies life coaching to any client open to change, making better life choices, & winning in life or in health matters. If you’re in St. Augustine, Vilano Beach, or anywhere in St Johns County, we hope you’re willing to contact us and check out our prices to get started today.
Go Madd 4 Massage is a Christian based business so our morals and ethics and professionalism are very important.
Colossians 3:23….Whatever may be your task, work at it heartily from the soul as something done for the Lord & not for men. She believes that thru her massage ministry, she is the instrument/vessel to be the hands & feet of Jesus to help others.
Go Madd 4 Massage Receives 2021 Best of St. Augustine Award
St. Augustine Award Program Honors the Achievement
ST. AUGUSTINE March 13, 2021 — Go Madd 4 Massage has been selected for the 2021 Best of St. Augustine Award in the Massage Therapist category by the St. Augustine Award Program.
Each year, the St. Augustine Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the St. Augustine area a great place to live, work and play.
Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2021 St. Augustine Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the St. Augustine Award Program and data provided by third parties.
About St. Augustine Award Program
The St. Augustine Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the St. Augustine area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.
The St. Augustine Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.
- Published in Welcome Trends in Pharmacy for clinical work on a renal transplant unit in Dallas, TX.
- Published in St Augustine Record for Women in Business Profiles.
- Googles’ favorite places list of businesses.
- Speaker for 2019 Texas 635 life balance seminar about the benefits of massage & demos given.
- Certified health & wellness coach
- Recently published a new book, Stop Being A Victim: Lift Weights Off, Lift Eyes Up, and Spread Your Wings by Christian Faith Publishing. Purchase it here: https://www.christianfaithpublishing.com/books/?book=stop-being-a-victim. It is available on Amazon as print or Audiobook, Itunes as an ebook, and through Barnes and Nobles.
- Die hard tennis fan: Rafael Nadal is my favorite sports person.
- Die hard football fan: Packers, Patrick Mahomes, Peyton Manning & Tim Tebow
- Listens to nondenominational churches like Elevation and Lakewood online
- Reads self-help and Christian/inspirational books.
- Lays out at the pool and maintains a Florida tan for relaxation.
- Movies of all types
- Concerts, enjoys many genres of music
- Listens to uplifting Christian praise and worship music
- Enjoys sitting on her patio relaxing, being in touch with nature & with God for prayer time
- Walks her dog Wrangler 2 miles daily around Bartram area of Jax (pics below)
- Diana receives regular maintenance massages twice a month.
- Lifts weights/toning, does cardio at Planet Fitness Bartram in Jax
- Receives adjustments every 3 weeks by Dr Dowdy of Pierce Chiropractic using a method called orthogonal treatment which is very precise
- Takes relaxing detox baths using epsom salts & baking soda w/ lavender which helps relieve tension and relax muscles.
- Takes many supplements for immunity, energy, & digestive health.
I maintain an antiinflammatory/autoimmune diet, veering toward paleo lifestyle, living by the 80/20 rule. I start my day with a super green smoothie which I make, 64 oz. The ingredients in the smoothie are alternated daily and may include kale, spinach/spring mix, beets, almond/coconut milk, kiwi, berries, and lime squeeze.I concentrate on fruits & veggies and high protein: any red meat is grass fed, any poultry antibiotic free, no pork, some seafood focusing on wild salmon, flounder, or mahi. I also enjoy eggs, limited nuts or seeds, limited or no grains/gluten. I seldom eat night shade veggies: tomatoes, potatoes, or peppers. I’ve eliminated all dairy,soy, corn, coffee or soft drinks. Food sensitivity and micronutrient deficiency tests were done in 2022 so she knew exactly what was irritating her system and either had to eliminate or use sparingly. In February, 2023, due to skin issues which started as a result of mold exposure and very cold weather in Florida, she had to completely change her diet as a biopsy showed spongiotic dermatitis. She now eats low histamine and low FODMAP. There is a possibility she is dealing with SIBO, small intestine bowel obstruction and is seeing a functional medicine doctor. Fodmaps are foods that add water to the small intestine which dilutes stomach acid. They also create sugar which bacteria, which aren’t supposed to be in the small intestine, thrive on. She was finally healed of all rashes exactly 18 months later through a medication called LDN (low dose Naltrexone). This med (4.5 mg) increases dopamine, serotonin, and stomach acid. It works by blocking opioid receptors, decreasing the inflammatory response responsible for all pain, thereby resetting the immune system. This med would have been the answer to Covid.
My sweet & friendly dog Praline used to come to my office every day to greet clients. She was unfortunately put down December 15, 2017 at the age of 17.5 due to complications of arthritis, cataracts, & a brain tumor despite acupuncture, rehab, & adjustments. I was her caretaker for 18 months as I fed her in my arms like a baby & many times used a stroller for her. She will be greatly missed, & I made a memory book for her. After many months of grieving, I adopted a new dog named Wrangler (Bulldog/Boston Terrier/Lab) on Mother’s Day 2018. She won’t be at the office at this time as she thinks it’s a team effort; mommy applies the lotion/oil & she wants to lick it off lol. The name ‘Wrangler ‘ will live on in a dog, not in a Jeep as I drove Wranglers for 12 years & switched to a renegade in 2019. Wrangler is at daycare most days playing with her other furry friends or swimming at their pool as she thinks she’s half fish.
I have an autoimmune condition, Hashimotos, which developed before and after gallbladder/appendix surgery along with Epstein Barr virus & many illnesses so a lot of effort/energy has been exerted to manage chronic fatigue & to achieve a healthy immune system. I have fought back since 2005 daily to run a physically demanding business & maintain balance in life thru a faith-filled, positive attitude. I survived a car accident on June 2, 2014 where I was hospitalized with pneumothorax & excruciating pain, not being able to lay flat on either side for a month & only able to do limited massages.The next year I fell outside my office on the cement & for a year had debilitating pain from sural nerve of both legs & I T band. The next year I fell while riding a bike on vacation & experienced painful 2nd-degree burns. All 3 of these incidents I fought back thru a lot of pain, but I was healed from all of them totally thru regular massage, acupuncture, chiropractic adjustments, replenishing sleep, epsom salt baths, strong prayers, & having lots of goals to completely heal. I can greatly relate to anyone suffering from numerous health issues & can offer healthy advice, suggestions on best routes to follow.
My motto in life is ‘Find a way to win no matter what!’ I have overcome & declared victory over numerous circumstances in life in which I felt victimized. From years of childhood abuse to pink eye & a brain tumor (prolactinoma) in college, I am still standing. From a rape at 27 & almost being killed 3 times during this night of terror & becoming pregnant, I fought back. From filing bankruptcy in order to change careers from pharmacy to massage, I rose above. From years of grieving over friendship betrayals to my father’s years of alzheimers/dementia & death in 2019 to putting 2 dogs down, to leg dysfunction & body adjustments, I have trusted & kept my faith. I feel my biggest learning experiences from all the life setbacks & trials was forgiving at very deep levels, learning not to be a victim of circumstances but rather a victor, & learning to trust God’s plan, that he would bring good out of all of it, that what seems to be falling apart is really puzzle pieces falling into place. Numerous disappointments & rejection have taught me to live loved & let God’s love flow thru me to help others be the best they can be. I have gone from life survivor to thriving to Overcomer. I see myself as a vessel of God’s healing power. Grieving from many losses has been a huge part of my story so I know the blessing from all of it is to help anyone learn to grieve well & get to the other side which is Joy.
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My hands are a real blessing,” says Diana. “My goal was to turn a dream into a reality, and I achieved that. I love what I do every day, so it doesn’t seem like a job.” Using her personal touch with clients, welcoming them with her outgoing personality and friendly smile, and projecting a professional image are what have made her business successful. Her motto from the beginning was ‘Build it and they will come,’ a faith-based approach to business and also the theme from the movie Field of Dreams. Through massage, I live my God-given purpose & passion.
My fascination with ‘hands’ began many years ago while attending the University of Iowa. At the Hospitals and Clinics building, there was a display of hands which really spoke to me. The vast differences in size, shape, contour, and strength as well as the fingerprinting process itself is very intriguing and makes our hands very unique. Everyone should experience a professional massage in order to release the mind from problems and the outside world and to just relax. Just to be blessed with hands that allow someone to heal energizes me greatly. Everyone needs to be touched, and through massage, you are giving yourself the most loving gift that you can, that of personal touch. Massage is an important facet of the holistic approach which i strongly believe in. Having weekly massages helps keep me at the best possible shape in order to help my clients the most. The value of a licensed massage therapist is huge as many people have soft tissue complaints and don’t know where to turn as these issues interfere with their day to day activities where their muscles hurt or they have limited movement that decreases performance at work or home and becomes a bothersome concern. Massage service is valuable to you as a major health care resolution to your issues. I invite you to let yourself experience massage and to let your senses be enlightened.
Just to Inspire You, the following phrases are some of my favorite inspirational and positive statements that I want to share with you
- Focus on the donut, not on the hole.
- The mind is like a parachute; it only functions when open.
- Even if you lose some of the battles, you can still win the war.
- Walls turned sideways= bridges.
- Yesterday is history; tomorrow is a mystery.
- Today is a gift, that’s why they call it the present.