Training: 500 hours
School: Career Technical College in Monroe, LA
Licensed since: 2000
Continuing Education: Myofascial Release, Neuromuscular Therapy, and Chair Massage techniques
Katie Everritt is a graduate of the 500-hour Massage Therapy Program at Career Technical College in Monroe, Louisiana. She has been practicing massage since 2000, spending much of her career working in clinical settings in conjunction with chiropractors and physical therapists. Before moving to Austin in 2006, she also taught massage classes at Career Technical College in Monroe, including Introduction to Massage Therapy, Spa Techniques, Hydrotherapy and Aromatherapy, and Massage Business Law and Ethics. Her specialties include Deep Tissue massage, Sports Massage, Myofascial Release, Sinus and Scalp Massage, Swedish Massage, Prenatal Massage, and Chair Massage. Currently, she is attending ACC with the goal of completing the Physical Therapist Assistant Associate Degree Program in 2013. Through massage, she has helped her clients achieve their wellness goals by providing relief from stress and pain, and bringing more awareness of the body and the undeniable mind-body connection. She hopes to be practicing for many years to come.
How long have you been a licensed massage therapist?
How many hours of training do you have?
Why did you choose massage therapy as your career?
I was always fascinated with biology, especially human anatomy, and I knew I wanted to work in health care/wellness. I had a friend who went to massage school who really loved it, so I decided to check it out; got my first massage and knew I wanted to be a therapist.
Where did you go to school for massage?
Career Technical College in Monroe, LA
How do you describe your massage style to others?
Therapeutic yet nurturing.
What are some examples of Continuing Education you are interested in and why?
I just signed up for certification courses in Visceral Manipulation- learning about the internal organs of the body and how to manipulate them for optimal health is very interesting. I also feel it will fit in very well with Rolfing, which is my next big goal in my career.
How has receiving massage affected you personally?
It has kept me working- helped my through minor injuries, while preventing major ones. It’s also a learning experience- I love picking up techniques from other therapists.
What do you do to stay healthy?
Massage, yoga, cycling, healthy diet.
What is the difference between sports massage and deep tissue massage?
Sports massage doesn’t always have to be deep work, depending on what the client is looking to get out of the session. Sports massage incorporates a good bit of flushing via friction and also uses a lot of stretching and mobilization so it’s typically more invigorating. Deep tissue massage uses deep pressure to release deeper structures and can also incorporate stretching.
What is your approach to sports massage?
If it’s sports massage for an event I like to do lighter, flushing techniques for athletes 1-2 days before an event, and/or 1-3 days after an event but nothing too deep right before/after. However sports massage for body maintenance and injury prevention is very important for all active people. This type of work is usually deeper than a flush; I do a lot of deep MFR with active and passive stretching.
What do you like about working at Myo Massage?
I like the camaraderie and cooperation between coworkers.