Laura attended Austin Schools of Massage satellite office in Killeen. She graduated salutatorian in May, 2006, and immediately started to seek additional training. Her first continuing education classes introduced her to medical massage. She received her certificate as a Medical Massage Practitioner from the LMT Success Group in July. Techniques she learned fueled her desire to learn more techniques addressing alignment and muscle imbalance. She studied Russian Medical Massage with Zenya Kurashova, learning the fibromyalgia treatment that we use in our clinic. Laura completed a 2-week comprehensive lymphedema class in Florida. She is a Certified Lymphedema Therapist from the Academy of Lymphatic Studies. This certification qualifies her to perform manual lymph drainage, bandaging and garment fitting for individuals with lymphedema. In 2007, she attended her first class with James Waslaski. After receiving her certification in Orthopedic Massage the following year, she volunteered at the Army hospital in the Physical Therapy department, working on wounded soldiers. She brings this experience to the clinic and continues to study with Mr. Waslaski yearly (www.orthomassage.net). Laura specializes in the pain management and injury rehabilitation services at Tranquil Retreat. Laura is also our birth doula, and has helped over 50 women give birth at local hospitals.
Daniel attended the Lauterstein-Conway School of Massage in Austin, Texas. He is fully qualified with over 550 hours of training under his belt and he is nationally certified as a Massage Therapist. He currently holds a license from the state of Texas licensing board and a National Certification in Massage Therapy. Daniel is passionate about his work in massage therapy and it shows as he deals with his clients. The experience he brings to Tranquil Retreat is being used to offer healing and temporary escape from the stressor of life for his clientele. His specialties include Swedish, Deep Tissue, Hot Stone, Sports, and Shiatsu modalities.