Aisha C.

Bio:

I was an applications instructor until I discovered massage. I was a bridesmaid at a wedding in Santorini. Everyone was raving about a massage therapist located across from our hotel. I had to see what all the hoopla was about. It was my first massage and one of the most amazing experiences I ever had. As I walked across the beach, back to my hotel, I decided that I had to share this with others. A few months later, I enrolled in a school.

Qualifications & Training:

AA new york university, BA city college of NY, Helma institute of massage

Areas of Service:

New York City Area

Why I love massage:

I meet people from all walks of life from actresses like emma thompson to nurses working at a childrns cancer hospital. and give them needed stress relief.

Deborah K.

Bio:

At an early age I knew I would be a healer in some way. My family has always been big on massages, Chiropractic care and eating healthy. I would massage my parents and my grandmother with her arthritis, and they would comment on my natural ability to massage. I had wanted to be a massage therapist since the early 90's but went to college and then worked in the travel industry. Until finally I decided to follow my path in 1998 and went to the Winter's School. Besides always wanting to learn and experience life I also love yoga, dancing and poetry.

Qualifications & Training:

My qualifications and training: Licensed Massage therapist, Neurosomatics, Breema Bodywork, Certified Prenatal massage, Advanced Techniques for Scalp and Head, Hot Stones, Holistic Body Care (detox wraps), Myofascial Release, Reflexology(foot, hand,& ear),and Aromatherapy.

WHY I LOVE MASSAGE:

Massage therapy gives me peace and happiness knowing I can help people feel better in their own bodies. I absolutely love my job……I don't feel like it is work.

Areas of Service:

Houston

 

Celia D.

bio:

I have always been a believer in preventative health care and I truly love helping people. As a massage therapist I'm fortunate to be able to do work that is both an art and a science. I love the diversity of chair massage, and getting the chance to meet so many new people around town. I greatly enjoy my work and love pursuing my passions in life including world travel, dance, music, yoga, photography and art. On a day off I'm often found rollerskating or hiking with my two beautiful kids.

Qualifications & Training:

Licensed Massage Therapist, Graduate of Ashland Institute of Massage, Ashland, Oregon. I'm trained in swedish, deep tissue, trigger point therapy, reflexology, prenatal, pediatric, sports massage and chair massage.

WHY I LOVE MASSAGE:

I get the chance to make a meaningful difference everyday. This work is so rewarding and purposeful! I am joyful every morning to wake up and carry out my passion through my work. I can't imagine a more positive way to spend my time.

Areas of Service:

Portland

Shawn C.

bio:

I became interested in massage therapy after being in an auto accident ten years ago, that resulted in lumbar and knee injuries. I received massage as part of my recovery treatments. Once I realized how beneficial massage was for recovery and stress reduction, I decided to go to school at night, then retire from my career as a professional chef and pursue massage therapy as my new calling.

Over the last eight years I have grown enjoy educating my clients about the mechanics of their bodies and how ergonomics and stress affect them. I strive to help everyone understand that massage is for maintenance and not a special occasion.

Qualifications & Training:

Certified and Licensed Massage Therapist, Graduate of Redfern Training Systems in Darien, Illinois 2001. I practice swedish, deep tissue, sports, trigger point, myofascial, continuous movement and seated massage styles.

WHY I LOVE MASSAGE:

Massage Therapy provides joy and contentment to my soul. I am very happy with the choice I made to change my life and help others.

Areas of Service:

Chicago

Reanna L.

bio:

At an early age I discovered that my purpose in life was to help people. I began working with at-risk youth as a counselor and outdoor leader. I went to college for psychology, but eventually realized that wasn’t the path that I wanted to continue. My friends and I often gave each other shoulder rubs, and they would comment on my natural ability to massage. Then when a friend told me that she would pay me (hypothetically) to give her a massage, it dawned on me that I could make a career out of it.

I began working in a day spa and then joined with a friend from massage school to open a massage practice. I've developed a style that blends relaxation and treatment to leave my clients feeling balanced. My goal working with clients is to increase their awareness of their bodies, and to educate them about the importance of self-care practices.

Qualifications & Training:

Licensed Massage Practitioner, graduated from Brenneke School of Massage in 2000. I am trained in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Prenatal, Reflexology, Hot Stone, and Reiki.

WHY I LOVE MASSAGE:

It brings me joy when a client thanks me for relieving their pain, and knowing that I’ve helped make a difference in their life.

Areas of Service:

Seattle

DeAnna C.

bio:

I credit my becoming a massage therapist to my dad, a Dallas Police officer of 40 years. When I was young we would sit on the couch watching TV while "trading feet". After he worked all night I would walk on his back and work on his feet so he could sleep. Massage always came so naturally and the feeling of satisfaction I felt, even as a child, in being able to relieve his stress and pain simply through massage and caring touch has always stayed with me. I tried enrolling in Austin only to be told I was too young at the time, causing me to forget about massage for a while. I moved around a lot working various retail jobs searching for what I was supposed to be doing with my life, knowing it wasn't where I currently was. One night several years later I met a friend that had just graduated from massage school and in conversing with her I remembered what I was meant to do! I saved some money and enrolled two months later, it was the best decision I could've made. I truly enjoy being a MT and love being able to spend my time and energy on the things that are important to me.

Qualifications & Training:

Licensed Massage Therapist, Hands on Approach School of Massage, Dallas, TX. I am trained in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports Massage, Shiatsu, Trigger Point, Chair, Reflexology, Tui-Na.

WHY I LOVE MASSAGE:

Every day I awake grateful for the ability and opportunity to help the people I meet and the people I love. A wonderful thing about massage is that the body is such a complicated organism and so various from being to being that I will never stop learning!

Areas of Service:

Dallas/Ft Worth

Gwen G.

bio:

I especially enjoy working with athletes and people who are addressing postural issues and/or recovering from injuries. I believe that massage is an integral component of true self-care and I hope to someday convince the whole world of this fact! In the meantime, I teach workshops for couples and pairs of friends who are interested in cultivating their own inner-massage therapist. My ideal clients are as interested in pursuing their own best-health as I am in helping them attain it.

Qualifications & Training:

I trained at the Center for Natural Wellness in Albany, NY to become a NYS Licensed Massage Therapist. I also have a B.A. from Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT.

MODALITIES:

I practice both table and chair massage and my work combines Swedish, deep tissue, myofascial, and trigger point therapy.

Areas of Service:

New York City

Laurie H.

bio:

I came into massage as a second career after fifteen years in the music business, which was fun but also incredibly stressful. I¹ve always liked helping others and always loved the way massage made me feel, so it seemed like a logical next step. It¹s been one of the best decisions I¹ve ever made. Helping people feel better in their own bodies is incredibly rewarding to me. I still love music ­ probably even more so now that I¹m not working in the industry ­ and catch as many live shows as I can. I also love dancing, good food (cooking and eating), and playing with my dog, Chip.

Qualifications & Training:

Certified Massage Therapist and Health Educator, National Holistic Institute, Emeryville, CA ­ Swedish, Shiatsu, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Sports Massage, Thai, Prenatal. B.A. in journalism and mass communication, Drake University.

Areas of Service:

San Francisco Bay Area

Why I love massage:

I get to bring a little bit of happiness and relief from stress and pain into the lives of others every day.