- Training: 500+ hours
- School: Lauterstein-Conway
- Licensed since: 2018
- With Myo since: 2022
- Continuing Education: Deep tissue techniques for the low back, prenatal, hot and cold stone treatments, TX cadaver class, orthopedic neck assessment.
- Areas of expertise: Myo and Swedish massages.
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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 have had a lot of different kinds of jobs. The things I enjoyed most had tangible results, kept me active daily, and made a difference to other humans. Massage ticks all of those boxes for me.
Where did you go to school for massage?
In Austin at TLC school of Massage.
How do you describe your massage/work to others?
For me, technique is as important as pressure. When in doubt, I slow down so I can feel out how to approach muscle or tissue that is contracted or lengthened, as well as give clients the time to relax or let me know what something feels like. Typically I begin with some relaxing and circulatory massage for a warm-up, then use gravity to lean into deeper muscle layers, starting broad and then working more specifically.
What are some examples of Continuing Education you are interested in and why?
More myofascial release, because of how effective I’ve found it to be. More orthopedic assessment because it’s universally interesting to know in daily life. Oncology massage would be great since I know people who have benefited from it.
What do you do to stay healthy?
Hike and run with my dogs, bike instead of drive whenever there’s a decent trail or lane there, get some sun regularly (with protection) but not too much, hydrate, eat delicious and nutritious food (not always both at the same time), all the breathwork all of the time.
How has receiving massage affected you personally?
It makes me more aware of all spots in my body that I need to stretch, support, or strengthen. It calms me down and connects me to reality. It’s the best meditation I have yet learned to do reliably and for more than twenty minutes.
What do you like about working at Myo Massage?
The learning opportunities and support for therapists. Fellow massage geeks!