LMT, CLT @ MetroMassage

I have been a practicing LMT (Licensed Massage Therapist) in Austin for 23 years. I have worked in a number of wonderful Austin establishments, from Chiropractors, to 5 Star Resort & Spas, and 2 years at the University of Texas Football Program!

After having suffered very serious illness myself, that ultimately led to a Liver Transplant in November of 2015, I have come alive again. I have a new mission in my professional life, and that is to transform my Massage Career into truly helping others (and “paying it forward”), by obtaining the certifications required for Medical Massage, Oncology Massage & Lymphatic Drainage.

My training began in the Fall of 2016 for Oncology Massage: Caring for Patients with Cancer, and then moved ahead into the training for Manual Lymphatic Drainage’ & ‘Certified Lymphedema Therapy’ ~ earning certifications in all.

These experiences have led me to what is now my “Passion Project” ~ working with a variety of people in all walks of life. I am now working with patients In all stages of cancer treatment & survivorship, also those suffering from lymphedema.

I have worked directly in infusion rooms, both at Texas Oncology and Austin Cancer Center, as well as Breast Cancer Resource Center.

Who can benefit from Medical Massage & Lymphatic Drainage?

  • Pre- & post operative surgery
  • Reduce post surgical swelling and pain
  • Oncology patients – before, during & after treatment
  • Cancer related lymphedema
  • Boost the body’s ability to detoxify
  • Headaches/migraines
  • Sports injuries
  • Soft tissue strains or injury
  • Chronic pain (back/shoulder/neck)
  • Decrease blood pressure
  • Increase range of motion
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Satisfaction in participating actively in a part of the healing process.
  • Decrease anxiety

Receiving a lymphatic massage can do you a world of good. And getting massage frequently can achieve even more. Taking part in this form of regularly scheduled self-care can play a huge part in how healthy you will be through the years. Budgeting time and money for bodywork at consistent intervals is truly an investment in your health. And remember: just because massage feels like a pampering treat, does not mean that it is any less therapeutic. Consider making lymphatic massage appointments a necessary piece of your health and wellness plan, and establish a treatment schedule that best meets your needs.

Lymphatic massage is a light, rhythmic, manual therapy that uses a specific stretch-and-release skin technique. Clients become very relaxed during their treatments, feeling a sense of calm and relaxation that normally occurs with other types of massage – even when very tender from current surgical procedures.

My private practice now includes Office Hours at Cancer Rehab and Integrative Medicine (CRIM) in Central Austin.

Get in touch for a ~FREE 60 MINUTE CONSULTATION ~

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