Kay Manis

Training: 500 hours

School: Lauterstein-Conway Massage School

Licensed since: 1995

Continuing Education: Integrated Soft Tissue Therapy, Pelvic Girdle Release

Areas of expertise: Swedish, The Myo

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Kay attended Lauterstein-Conway Massage School in 1995. Believing that massage is a body, mind and spirit practice, Kay prides herself on connecting with her clients to bring them the most from their sessions.  In addition to practicing massage, Kay is involved in her community, singing with a small group at local nursing homes and volunteering her time to help others with massage. She is also a published author and a native of Austin.

How long have you been a licensed massage therapist?
22 years.

How many hours of training do you have?
500.

Why did you choose massage therapy as your career?
Originally I became a massage therapist so that I could afford to return to college full-time, studying design work. During massage school I discovered a new passion in bodywork and never returned to college.

Where did you go to school for massage?
Lauterstein-Conway Massage School.

How do you describe your massage/work to others?
I tell people I practice, body, mind and spirit during massage. They are all connected and you can’t affect one without the others. Clients come in with all sorts of issues, not just physical. I enjoy working with them through the entire process, helping them find healing emotionally and physically.

What are some examples of Continuing Education you are interested in and why?
Reiki – I am very interested in energy work. While I am a science geek at heart, no one can question the fact we are made of energy. I believe it brings just as much healing as the physical realm.

How has receiving massage affected you personally?
Receiving massage from other therapists allows me to understand what touch really means, how much more work can help others. And it provides me with direct information on new things I want to incorporate in my own massage sessions.

What do you do to stay healthy?
I eat right and avoid foods my body does not like. It was a long process, but having discovered the new foods my body craves and enjoys, I’m finding myself with less pain and more energy.

What do you like about working at Myo Massage?
I enjoy the people. The staff at Myo genuinely cares about the health and welfare about not only the clients but their coworkers as well. It’s a very positive, nurturing environment.