Tammi Shepard

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About Tammi

  • Training: 750+ hours
  • School: Lauterstein-Conway Massage School in Austin, TX
  • Licensed since: 2019
  • With Myo since: 2021
  • Continuing Education: Myofascial release, cupping, Thai massage, Polyvagal theory
  • Areas of expertise: Thai Massage, Myo Massage, Swedish Massage
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Tammi Shepard believes that massage is essential for ongoing life maintenance and views self-care as a valuable investment. With skilled and compassionate touch, she aims to promote comfort in both body and mind. Focusing on stress relief, alleviating discomfort, and increasing mobility, Tammi utilizes Thai massage, both on the table and on the mat, and myofascial release techniques to provide a holistic and restorative experience.
How long have you been a licensed massage therapist?
 I was licensed in March 2019, after a year long training program.
How many hours of training do you have?

Combined with my 500 hours of schooling, I have taken multiple continuing education and private training over the years, coming to around 750 total.

Why did you choose massage therapy as your career?

 For many years, I dedicated myself to raising and homeschooling my three children. As they grew older, I seized the opportunity to dive into my long-standing interest in the human body. The intricate ways in which the body connects and supports itself have always fascinated me. Encouraged by a friend, I applied to massage school and, within two weeks, found myself in the classroom. This journey deepened my passion for understanding the body and discovering how to bring about positive changes through bodywork.

Where did you go to school for massage?

Lauterstein-Conway Massage School in Austin Texas, just around the corner from Myo!

How do you describe your massage/work to others?

During a massage, I focus on the intricate relationship between the muscular and nervous systems. By combining applied knowledge with a nurturing touch, I strive to relieve physical discomfort and promote mental tranquility. I believe my work helps clients achieve holistic health, supporting their well-being on all levels.

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

 I am currently working to expand my knowledge and skill within myofascial release. I am interested in learning more about Anatomy Trains, pain management and trauma informed care.

How has receiving massage affected you personally?
Massage provides a grounding experience for me, enabling a deep connection between body and mind and keeping me fully present in the moment. It’s an essential part of my routine, helping me stay mobile and pain-free.
What do you do to stay healthy?

I find joy in hiking and paddleboarding with my dog, immersing myself in the outdoors. Gardening is another passion of mine, allowing me to incorporate fresh, homegrown food into my meals. My daily routine includes yoga and meditation, and I also make sure to receive regular bodywork to maintain my well-being.

What do you like about working at Myo Massage?
Myo is such a warm and caring environment. It is a lovely space to be in with skilled, compassionate, and joyful people.