Rebecca Burrous

rebrecTraining: 800 hours

School: Hawaiian Islands School of Massage and New Beginnings School of Massage.

Licensed since: 2004

Continuing Education: Masters in Traditional Chinese Medicine

Areas of expertise: The Myo, Deep Tissue

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Rebecca Burrous began her massage career in 2004 after completing a 350 hour training at the Hawaiian Islands School of Massage, specializing in medical massage. After working successfully for four years in Alaska, she moved to Austin Texas in 2008 to further her education. She recently completed her Masters degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture. She also attended an additional 500 hour massage program at New Beginnings School of Massage, along with 150 hours of continuing education courses on deep tissue therapies and Master Level Reiki.

Rebecca’s style combines specific deep tissue therapy with full body tension relief. She takes a wholistic approach, integrating dietary and lifestyle patterns into her treatment plans along with her massage therapy and energy healing. She integrates cupping, trigger­point therapy, friction, stretching, and deeper effluerage to sooth and coax tissue back into its natural state of well being, and to relieve stress.

How long have you been a licensed massage therapist?
6 years

How many hours of training do you have?
I have 800 hours of training.

Why did you choose massage therapy as your career?
I chose massage therapy as a career to be a part of positive change in the world. Also, I chose massage therapy as a way to come to a better understanding of my body and help others to understand theirs as well, so we can all be happier healthier people.

Where did you go to school for massage?
I went to massage school in Kailua-Kona Hawaii at the Hawaiian Islands School of Massage and in Austin Texas at the New Beginnings School of Massage.

How do you describe your massage/work to others?
Relaxing and intuitive with a strong emphasis on changing unhealthy tissue into healthy tissue. I do a blend of swedish, myofascial, deep tissue, trigger point, stretching, cupping, acupressure, guasha and energy work as needed and requested. Its paramount for me to use my knowledge to build a mutually engaging massage with my massage recipient.

What are some examples of Continuing Education you are interested in and why?
I am interested in taking lymphatic drainage, positional release, trager and jin shin jitsu.

How has receiving massage affected you personally?
It has given me a sense of peace and a chance to know my body in many dimensions.

What do you do to stay healthy?
I follow the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine and adhere to a balanced healthy diet, exercise and sleep patterns.

What do you like about working at Myo Massage?
Myo Massage is a genuine team of massage therapists who are not simply “going through the motions” but are very invested in their work and are proud of their craft.