After a 29-year career in education, I decided during a "quiet calm" to embark on a new passion. In 2017, I completed my training to be a Licensed Massage Therapist (TX LMT # 129040) at Lauterstein-Conway Massage School.
As a proponent of life-long learning, I hold a Certification in Manual Lymphatic Drainage, the Vodder Technique, through Klose Training (March 2018). MLD is a gentle, analgesic, soothing technique to increase lymph flow in the body. If you have any inflammation, the health benefits are amazing.
In addition, I received advanced training in Oncology Massage through Tracy Walton's training in October 2018. As a sustaining member of Oncology Massage Alliance, I provided hand and foot massages to individuals with cancer undergoing infusion treatments at Texas Oncology Central.
My recent training occurred February 2020 in Ayurvedic Face, Head, and Scalp Massage from Margot Gal. This is an exciting addition to my skillset as the technique incorporates a relaxing, energy focused modality from Ayurveda, a 5000-year-old system of health.
After completing the Apothecarist Program (Level 5 Certificate) from The Human Path School, I am incorporating herbs into my massage practice and daily life in a holistic fashion. This medicine making knowledge dovetails nicely with massage and wellness. New products including external and internal herbal preparations are available for sale.
As a doTERRA Wellness Representative, I incorporate organic essential oils into your massage experience. All doTERRA products are for sale at: https://www.doterra.com/US/en/site/mmoore
In my free time, you will find me in a pool, scuba diving, or traveling. I love to garden, wildharvest, read, and play with my dogs.
Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (abmp.com) member
Oncology Massage Alliance-past member
Central Texas Mycology member (https://www.centraltexasmycology.org)
MLD Educational Overview for YMCA Cancer Clients, 2018 & 2019
Vista Ridge Star Stepper Dance Team Spring Show 2019 Sponsor
Silent Auction Donation to Sustainable Food Center May 9, 2019 FARM TO PLATE fundraiser.
Donations to United Partners (DayHab for Adults with Disabilities) Please visit: www.unitedpartnerspf.org/ to donate.
Presenter at Oncology Massage Alliance Virtual Conference, 10-24-21.
What is Manual Lymphatic Drainage?
MLD is a gentle, soothing, analgesic (pain reducing) massage that reduces inflammation in the body. MLD has many positive effects as reported by Julie Ackerman in Massage Magazine's, February 13, 2018 online article.
“ The Effects of MLD
MLD is great for pre and post surgery, fibromyalgia, inflammation, headaches, and sinus issues.
Oncology massage is specifically for persons with active cancer or up to six months post cancer. A light, soothing massage, oncology massage has shown to improve pain and mood. The massage can be modified in many ways to fit the client's goals and needs with doctor's approval.
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