Experience God's Healing Love

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A Christian massage ministry focused on truth, healing, love, and you. We believe when you touch a person, you touch the heart, body, soul, and spirit of another. It is in sacred touch and prayer that God’s love is poured into the physical and emotional wounds of life. 

Our vision at IMAGE is to bring people into wholeness – body, soul, and spirit –  seeing their beauty as God created them.

Our focus is on the needs of the heart, that will give you the warm feeling of coming home. The sensations we wished to conjure is that of going to visit a beloved grandparent, where one can be honest, without fear of judgment, bringing all of your burdens from the day, laying them down to be healed with soothing, loving compassion. This is a place where you are treated not as a customer, but welcomed as a special and precious kindred, a member of our family.

Our mission is to be Jesus’s hands and heart pouring God’s healing love and acceptance into every cell of your body, so you can embrace your body – physically, emotionally, mentally, spiritually, and sexually as God created it, beautiful and without shame.

We do this by integrating Christian prayer into all of our body healing treatments, healing prayer sessions, retreats, trainings, and workshops. Treating you as a beloved and sacred member of our family. Listening to your story, walking with you on your journey, and bringing truth, love, and blessings from Jesus to you.

God Bless and Shalom

we believe

1.  In treating all people with dignity, respect, and reverence in a sacred loving manner.

2.  Everyone is created in God’s image and likeness.

         Then God said: Let us make human beings in our image, after our likeness. ... (Genesis 1:26)

         God created mankind in his image; in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. (Genesis 1:27)

3.  The body, soul, and spirit is a trinity which cannot be separated in a person.

4.  Truth and love will set you free…allowing you love and accept yourself as well as others. Healing and freedom comes from Jesus and His words.

         … “I am the way, and the truth and the life. …” (John: 14:6)

         … “If you remain in my word, you will truly be my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (John 8:31-32)

5.  The physical body is where emotional, mental, spiritual, and sexual issues are stored.

6.  It is in sacred touch that God’s love is poured into the physical, emotional, mental, spiritual, and sexual wounds of life.

7.  Discovery of self is a virtue that will bring forth deep peace, joy, and happiness.

8.  God loves and accepts YOU exactly where you are!

We are a dedicated to…

We are dedicated to...

  • Walking with people as they discover, encounter, and embrace their own authentic beauty as God created – body, soul, and spirit.
  • Creating a heavenly, nurturing, and memorable experience that allows people to be aware of their own inner beauty, peace, and deepest connection with body, leading to rejuvenation, relaxation, and transformation.
  • Training other massage therapists in the art of Christian Prayer Massage.
  • Developing a network of Christian massage therapists.
  • Developing, training, and healing prayer warriors.
  • Teaching and healing the true masculine and feminine.
  • Restoring and reclaiming the Healing Ministry of Jesus Christ in the massage/spa industry.

Our Guiding Principals

The transformative experience of body healing requires the IMAGE Healing team member to observe, in daily practice, a strong ethical foundation rooted in the utmost professionalism. These philosophies guide the relationship between the practitioner and the client, grounded in mutual respect and humility.

  • This is your individual journey and experience. 
  • You are the expert of your own body and its needs.
  • You will be listened to and given undivided attention.
  • A safe, sacred, non-judgmental environment will be maintained.
  • We will do Jesus’s healing work.

“Amen, amen, I say to you, whoever believes in me will do the works that I do, and will do greater ones than these, because I am going to the Father.” (John 14:12)

Christian Prayer Therapist


Daren Pagenkopf

Licensed Massage Therapist since 2003

National BCTMB 388478-00

Wisconsin 2691-146

An unexpected journey is an accurate way to describe the path that my life has taken. I have been very fortunate to have some doors open, while other ones close gently, leading and sometimes pushing me to where I need to go in my life for my profession and personal healing.

It started back in 2002 when I was looking for a new challenge that would allow for great flexibility to pursue my newly found passions for travel, the outdoors, and snowboarding…little did I know that the decision to attend massage school would change my life forever.  Personally, I was extremely naïve to what massage really was, with my only exposure to it having been shaped by films, portraying it as an extravagant treatment that people enjoyed on vacation and appearing to me, frankly, as just a really expensive oil application that anyone could do. My preconception couldn’t have been more misled. In school, I was amazed at the impact massage could have on the physical body and learned that massages could literally change someone’s life.  As part of my training I conducted an eight-week research project to study the effects that weekly massages had on bodily awareness and the self-image of people.  This hands-on research further brought to light the power of massage on an emotional and mental level. These experiences through my training further ignited the fascination and inquisitiveness I had with the body, how it works, its ability to change and affect all parts of a person’s life.  A key concept that stuck was that when we learn to connect, listen, and take care of our body, it has a remarkable ability to heal itself.

This wealth of knowledge of the body that I had gained continued to grow as I attended the Institute of Beauty & Wellness- an Aveda School for Esthiology. While I was employed at a four star spa in Lake Tahoe I continued to pursue furthering my education in all aspects of the body. 

My trainings were all preparing me to travel to Hawaii and to have a profound life changing experience, both personally and professionally in 2012. Being exposed to a massage form that included prayer, brought this about.  It was the most transformative, nurturing, and healing massage style I have ever experienced and the only massage style I have experienced that creates a sacred space for healing by integrating the body, soul and spirit as one through listening, massage, intention, prayer, forgiveness and gratitude. What makes it so unique and powerful is that the recipient is, simply put, treated as sacred and precious. It was while receiving this unique style of massage that I, for the first time in my life, truly felt fully loved, accepted and connected with my authentic self – body, soul, spirit and heart, without having any fear of judgement or condemnation. I knew at that moment I had stumbled upon a treasure that I also wanted others in the world to experience.

The following year, while praying for insight, my whole life was shown to me from God’s perspective exposing family generational patterns that I had fallen into, spirits that had been affecting me and thus potentially affecting those around me. In life as much as I tried to live a Christian life these things where subtly controlling and limiting me from living life as God created me to live in fullness, freedom, peace and joy. Fortunately God’s timing is always perfect and just a few weeks prior I read a book by Francis McNutt, founder of Christian Healing Ministries, which provided the necessary instructions and prayers to heal and free yourself from these spiritual issues. By using these Christian Prayers, I received deep healing from God within my body, feeling an instant relief and peace to the core of my soul. This had such a significant impact on my life that I decided to commit to assisting others in receiving the same healing from God, by fully integrating the powerful healing benefits from body work and Christian prayer into one healing experience.

In 2014, I took the opportunity to further expand and develop skills in healing prayer at Christian Healing Ministries – Schools of Healing Prayer. This unique experience of using only prayer for healing was astounding. While living and finishing the final level in the School of Healing Prayer in Florida, it was revealed to me that I was to come back to Madison and establish IMAGE as a Christian prayer massage ministry.

My unexpected journey lead by the Holy Spirit continues to unfold. Every day I am blessed and taught by the people who come across my path and join me at the massage table. I only hope that I can be part of your own journey into self-discovery by creating a safe, supportive, sacred space for you to experience your own journey, discovering yourself through the connection of your own body, soul and spirit.