Skilled in a variety of massage modalities that are relaxing, restorative and rejuvenating, I offer massage to everyone. I enjoy seeing clients from all walks of life and all different ages. In my private practice, I offer oncology, geriatric, reflexology, manual lymph drainage, hospital Reiki, relaxation and therapeutic massage sessions.
Educational background: I am a certified oncology massage therapist, as well as a certified lymphedema therapist (complete decongestive therapy 135-hour program with Klose Training) with extensive manual lymph drainage training (Vodder method). I am a DayBreak certified Geriatric MT (Level 1), have attended Compassionate Touch training workshops (Ann Caitlin) and am a certified Reiki ( Level 1) practitioner. I have completed the 300-hour certification program at the Peregrine Institute of Oncology Massage Training; in addition, I am a graduate of the Healwell Hospital Massage Stewardship Program (63 hours) for hospital-based massage therapy training.
I have supported people living with cancer in various stages: for those who are currently in treatment, are between 1-20 years post treatment, or are in palliative care and end-of-life. I have also provided customized oncology, lymphatic and elder massage sessions in people's homes, hospitals and assisted living centers. I offer hospital massage sessions to patients and caregivers in Austin hospitals. I am pursuing my pediatric oncology massage training this year (2013).
I am involved in a nonprofit organization called Oncology Massage Alliance (OMA) where we offer no-cost, complimentary hand and foot massage sessions to people receiving chemotherapy and other types of infusions in infusion centers. We also provide chair massages to caregivers and medical staff. http://www.oncologymassagealliance.org
S4OM Recognized Training
Graduate of Peregrine Institute of Oncology Massage Training: June 2010 - December 2011.
Dr. Sandy Canzone, Gail MacDonald, LMT, MS - instructors
Graduate of Healwell Stewardship Hospital Massage Stewardship Program: August and September 2011
Lauren Cates, LMT and Lucille Eddy, LMT - instructors
Completed Pediatric Oncology Massage Therapy Training from Greet the Day/Institute of Integrative Oncology: August 2013
Instructors: Carolyn Tague, MA, CMT and Sharon Brahms, RN, JD, CMT
Graduate of Klose Training Consultanting LLC - Complete Decongestive Therapy/Certified Lymphedema Therapist October 2013
G. Klose, L. Keith, N. McGill - Instructors