- Training: 550+ hours
- School: Lauterstein-Conway Massage School in San Antonio TX
- Licensed since: 2019
- With Myo since: 2021
- Continuing Education: Myofascial release, cupping, clinical massage for neck and back
- Areas of expertise: Myo Massage, Swedish Massage
Tammi Shepard views massage as important to the ongoing maintenance of life and your self care is an investment. With skilled compassionate touch, she seeks to facilitate comfort in both body and mind with the focus on stress relief, relaxation and alleviating discomfort using Swedish and deep tissue massage and Myofascial release techniques.
How long have you been a licensed massage therapist?
I was licensed in March 2019
How many hours of training do you have?
Combined with my 500 hours of schooling, I have an additional roughly 50 hours of training
Why did you choose massage therapy as your career?
I spent many years as a dedicated mother to three children. As they have gotten older I had the opportunity to explore my interest in the human body. I find the way the body connects with and supports itself to be fascinating. A friend had suggested I apply to massage school and within two weeks I was in the classroom. I fell even more in love with the body and how to affect change in it.
Where did you go to school for massage?
Lauterstein-Conway Massage School in Austin Texas
How do you describe your massage/work to others?
The importance of the interplay of the muscular and nervous systems is always in my mind during massage. Applied knowledge and nurturing touch allows me to interact with both to relieve discomfort in the body and bring peace to the mind. I like to think that I am helping my clients maintain full spectrum health.
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?
It brings a connection to my body that I feel gets overlooked much of the time. It is very grounding to feel each area and perceive the change happening.
What do you do to stay healthy?
I love to hike with my dog and be outdoors. I garden and incorporate a lot of fresh homegrown food into my meals.