Heidi Summers

About Heidi

  • Training: 600 hours+
  • School: Lauterstein-Conway Massage School
  • Licensed since: 2014
  • With Myo since: 2020
  • Continuing Education: Lomi Lomi, Ayurvedic, Pain Management, Trauma-Informed Care
  • Areas of expertise: Deep Tissue, Myo Massage
Heidi Summers (pronouns: they/them/theirs)
Heidi has been practicing massage therapy since 2014 with a focus in integrative bodywork, pain management, and balancing energy work. They are a graduate of The Lauterstein-Conway Massage School 500-hour program with continuing education hours in Reiki, Lomi Lomi, Yoga, Polyvagal Theory, and Trauma-Informed care. Their experience covers acute and chronic pain related issues, post-operative therapy, pre-and postnatal care, anxiety and stress management, and palliative care. Their massage style is often described as integrative, healing, intuitive, grounding, problem solving, and customized to fit individual needs. In addition to massage therapy, they hold a B.S. in Psychology, are an advocate of mental health and social justice, and enjoy practicing yoga for structural integrity and peace.
How long have you been a licensed massage therapist?

8 years.

How many hours of training do you have?

600+ hours.

Why did you choose massage therapy as your career?

Coming from a dancer’s background, I was always interested in helping people through body-based therapies. With a keen interest in how we store emotions in the body, massage was a natural next step for me in discovering more about the mind-body connection and how balance can be achieved with integrating massage into a regular self-care regimen. Massage school was a transformative and grounding experience for me and I found that I love the problem solving, ever evolving, and healing practice that is massage.

Where did you go to school for massage?

Lauterstein-Conway Massage School in Austin, TX.

How do you describe your massage/work to others?

Integrative, healing, intuitive, grounding, and problem solving. My work is more of a process than a set-regimen. It is communicative with the unique system of each individual client and is deeply relaxing regardless of whether the work is deep and clinical, superficial, or a blend of multiple modalities. Each client gets an individualized experience that is customized to fit their needs each and every time.

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

I’m very interested in Craniosacral Therapy as well as Arvigo. I am drawn to CST for it’s gentle approach to multiple medical conditions. If a client can’t receive some of the deeper modalities, I believe CST could be an approach that deeply impacts them in a positive way. I’m also very interested in Arvigo for its ancient healing quality and focus on advanced abdominal work. A lot of mental and physical conditions can originate in the abdominal region and the focused work in this area can bring about great healing and wellness on multiple levels of one’s physiology.

What do you do to stay healthy?

Yoga, meditation, nature walks, dance classes, and self-study.

How has receiving massage affected you personally?

Massage has helped me feel more balance in my body by aiding in pain management, healing trauma, recovery from injuries, and reducing stress. Massage has really helped me achieve a greater quality of life and I love that I get to share the gift of bodywork with my clients!

What do you like about working at Myo Massage?

First off, the facility is gorgeous. It’s spacious, clean, and organized which gives me the room to focus on my clients. I love that. The work environment is communicative, supportive, inclusive, and caring. The opportunities for growth as a therapist and a person are truly endless! Working at Myo keeps me engaged and curious about my own growth and expansion in all aspects of life.