Ginger McGilvray

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About Ginger

  • Training: Approx 1000 hours
  • School: Texas Healing Arts Institute
  • Licensed since: 2007
  • With Myo since: 2017
  • Continuing Education: Craniosacral Therapy, TMJ Release, Thai Massage
  • Areas of expertise: The Myo, Craniosacral Therapy, Thai Massage, Facials,
    Head Trip, Deep Tissue
Ginger is currently available by request only. Contact us at 512-458-4696 to schedule an appointment with her.
Ginger incorporates myofascial release, restorative deep tissue work, patient and exploratory stretching and craniosacral therapy, encouraging a settling in the client’s nervous system so that the body’s innate ability to rebalance can take over. As a dancer, athlete, yoga teacher, and practitioner of meditation as a vehicle into the subtle body, Ginger understands the body as a living process of movement, communication and connection to the world around us. She holds degrees in Nutrition, Geography and Community Focused Environmental Land Use Planning. Her work as a massage therapist is part of her wider career path that is about care for the Earth and all living things.
How long have you been a licensed massage therapist?

Since 2007.

How many hours of training do you have?

Approximately 1000 hours.

Why did you choose massage therapy as your career?

Massage therapy and yoga were both integral to helping me heal form trauma that had effected my whole life so I naturally wanted to extend that help to others. It was a mid-30s career change that I am grateful to have made.

Where did you go to school for massage?

Texas Healing Arts Institute in Austin

How do you describe your massage/work to others?

Patient and intuitive. I listen to the information my clients tell me and I listen with my hands to what their bodies express in terms of flow and constriction. I am less focused on modalities and techniques, more on the honest response of the client’s system. Of all modalities I do incorporate, it is the biodynamic focus of craniosacral therapy that underlies my approach. “Biodynamic” means movement of life.

What are some examples of Continuing Education you are interested in and why?

Pediatric Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy is the next level for me. I’ve had several opportunities to work with kids and the capacity of a young body to heal is undeniable. The younger the system, the more able of rebalancing to wholeness as there are fewer years of tension practice. Helping young people to heal is important and I suspect this will also help me in working with people at all stages of life.

How has receiving massage affected you personally?

Massage therapy and other body-focused therapies have been integral to helping me get in touch with myself and reclaim my health for almost 25 years. I have learned to reoccupy my own territory and understand myself, in part, from receiving body therapy and that is a very freeing thing!

What do you do to stay healthy?

For me, health stems from my inner well-being. In the past I would have answered this question with my fitness related activities, but my answer these days is that I continually reorient to a truthful state of being. I do my best to follow the rhythm of life as it presents itself and I step forward to create the next thing that needs to be done with a sense of curiosity and exploration. I feel that I live in flow more often these days and my health is part of that flow.

What do you like about working at Myo Massage?

The owners have set the tone right for this business. There is a culture of openness and respect for clients, therapists and management alike that is refreshing and trustworthy. I adore getting to work with so many wonderful clients and fellow therapists at Myo.