Therapists

Barbara Robinson

Barbara  attended Austin School of Massage satellite office in Killeen, TX.  She  graduated with her daughter and granddaughter in May, 2006.  She is a  qualified Medical Massage Practitioner through the LMT Success Group.   She has attended classes in orthopedic massage and reflexology.  She  furthered her reflexology skills with certification through Clair Miller  in Integrative Reflexology.  Barbara coordinates the community and  corporate events for Tranquil Retreat.  Her specialties include  reflexology and fibromyalgia treatments.

Laura Skarpa

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 Rendon

  

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.

Robbin Seal

  

Robbin received her license in  massage therapy through El Paso Community College and Western Technical  College. Robbin is trained in Cupping Therapy, Bamboossage ™,  pregnancy, geriatric, lymphatic drainage, orthopedic massage through  OMERI, myoskeletal alignment techniques, Reiki level 2 and Lomi-Lomi.  Originally from New York, she trained and worked as a  licensed cosmetologist. Her skin care training includes The  International Dermal Institute in Dallas, TX and Skin For Life in  Austin, TX. Robbin also has completed her Associates Degree in Fine Arts  and enjoys playing the piano, teaching water aerobics, and growing  herbs in her home garden.