Meet The Team
Lakricha, General Manager
My free time is all about cuddling with my 3 fur babies (my puppies), bingeing horror movies with my siblings, or getting lost in my sketches. The best part about working the front desk is seeing how effective the massages are for our clients and seeing everyone leave with a smile!
I'm MJ, the only cat person on the front desk team. I love swimming, reading, and can speak a little Japanese. I'm amazed at how massage has improved my sleep quality, and I love to hear EMS clients talk about the positive impact it's had on their lives. Come visit us and we'll pair you with the perfect therapist!
I am originally from Austin, but have lived in so many places, including the Philippines, Maine and South Carolina. I am currently in college and in my spare time, when I'm not doing homework, I spend time with my mom, boyfriend and dog. Working at EMS has been very rewarding in many ways! I work with an amazing group of people and I love to see clients happy after a great massage and great customer service.
Specialties: Deep Tissue, Swedish, Trigger Point, Stretching
Available: Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday
Woodrow graduated from the Texas Healing Arts Institute and is a firm believer in the medical benefits of massage therapy. He has experience in several modalities, including but not limited to; deep tissue, acupressure, stretching techniques, neuromuscular and more. Woodrow is generally quiet but very focused and methodical in his approach to therapy.
Specialties: Cupping, Myofascial Release, Sports, Geriatric, Deep Tissue, Spanish, and ASL
Available: Monday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
Bob is a 1999 graduate of Lauterstein-Conway School of Massage. He has practiced massage for over 20 years and brings a wealth of experience and diversity to the team. He has training and expertise in Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, Myofascial, Sports, Geriatric, and others. However, his favorite is deep tissue (level 4+). He also holds a national license with the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB).
Specialties: Neuromuscular message, cranial sacral & TMJ work Swedish, stretching, prenatal, and chronic health challenges
Available: Tuesday, Friday,
A graduate from A New Beginning Massage School in 2018. Cricket has developed a passion for resetting both the mind and the muscles during a massage. A regenerative massage that relaxes the mind and quiets useless disfunction within the muscles, fascia, joints and nerves.
Specialties: Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, Structural Bodywork,
Available: 2nd & 4th Saturdays
Matthew graduated from the Texas Healing Arts Institute. Matthew is well versed in anatomy and physiology to understand how the bodywork "you may find him talking to a muscle as he is working relief ."He has extensive training in deep tissue, structural massage, pain management injury rehabilitation, and neuromuscular therapy. Massage as a method for self-care is something that Matthew truly embodies.
Specialties: Swedish, Deep Tissue, Prenatal, Cupping, Trigger Point
Available: Monday, Wednesday,
Jacqui is a Texas School of Massage graduate located in Houston, TX. She has experience in several clinical and chiropractic environments and is firm believer in self-care. Jacqui has training in several modalities, including but not limited to; Swedish, Trigger Point, Myofascial, cupping, fibromyalgia and geriatric, Firm Pressure and more.
Specialties: Cupping, Swedish, Deep Pressure, Myofascial Release, Geriatric, Aroma Ritual, Prenatal, and Salt Stones
Available: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Saturday, and Sunday
Kathy graduated from Lauterstein Conway School of Massage in Austin, Texas. Her philosophy on healing is Massage is like a symphony; every touch is a composition of different elements. As such, she has completed a wide range of techniques and modalities, including Swedish, Deep Pressure, Myofascial Release, Geriatric, and others.
Specialties: Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports, and Prenatal
Available: Tuesday, and Sunday
Kayla is a graduate of Massage Education Institute, located in Beaumont, TX. Kayla has been practicing for over 15 years and has a wealth of experience in several modalities, including but not limited to; Deep Tissue, Swedish, Trigger Point, and more. She firmly believes in the power of massage and its ability to improve overall health.
Specialties: Swedish, Trigger Point, Myofacial Release, Deep Tissue, Aromatherapy, and Prenatal
Available: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
Megan graduated from Avenue Five Institute, located locally in Austin, TX. Megan spent most of her time in the chiropractic environment, where she had the benefit of performing full-body and focus massages as prescribed by the chiropractic assessment.
Megan has extensive experience in several modalities such as Swedish Massage, Trigger Point, Myofacial Release, Deep Tissue, Lymphatic Facilitation, Aromatherapy, Pregnancy Massage, Craniosacral, and more. She also enjoys working with special needs and the elderly..
Specialties: Firm Pressure, Trigger Point, Cupping, Sports / Stretching
Available: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday
Marilyn graduated from the CSN School of Massage. She is passionate about the wellness and medical benefits of massage therapy. She is very focused and approaches each session with intent. Marilyn has experience in several modalities such as: Swedish, Reflexology, Pressure point, Pre-Natal, Salt Stone, Aromatherapy, Lymphatic, Cupping, Myofascial, and more.
Specialties: Swedish, Deep Tissue, Lymphatic, and Myofascial Release
Available: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Adriana is a graduate of the prestigious Lauterstien-Conway School of Massage, and her education and training are evident in her outstanding abilities. She brings a wealth of experience in various massage modalities, many of which perfectly align with the vision and mission of EMS. Her expertise includes Deep Tissue, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Percussion Massage, and more
Specialties: Deep Tissue, Sports, TMJ, Salt Stone, Abdominal Massage, and Stretching
Available: Tuesday and Sunday
Connie has four children and one grandchild. She loves attending cultural events. She graduated from The Lauterstein-Conway School of Massage. She holds a BA in Spanish and Italian. She believes massage is essential to our well-being. She is fluent in Spanish and Italian and dabbles in Russian and French. She performs the following modalities and specialties: in Prenatal, Salt Stone, Swedish, Deep Tissue, Stretching, Sports, TMJ, and Abdominal Massage.
Specialties: Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports, Aromatherapy, Salt Stone, Reflexology, and Cupping
Available: Wednesday, Saturday,
Rosana graduated from the Texas Healing Arts Institute of Massage, Austin, Tx. She is a former trauma Respiratory Therapist, an avid swimmer, coach, and a firm believer in the healing aspect of touch and massage. She is also a formal member of the International Association of Healthcare Practitioners., you can learn more at https://www.iahp.com/Rosana-Davison/ Rosana has experience in several modalities, including but not limited to TMJ, Deep Tissue, Swedish, Passive stretching, Medical Massage, Cranial Sacral, and more.
Specialties: Swedish, Deep Tissue, Orthopedic, Stretching, Prenatal,
Available: Monday, Thursday, and Saturday,
Kay "K" is a graduate of ACC School of Massage. She has several years of experience in various concepts, including spas, resorts, retail and medical. She blends her numerous experiences to create unique sessions focusing on the wellness aspects of massage while delivery a one of a kind "K" experience. Kay has experience in several modalities such as Deep Tissue, Sports, Swedish, Prenatal, Salt Stones, and more. Kay loves to get to know her clients, their needs, and the ability to impact their conditions positively.
Specialties: Deep Tissue, Sports, Stretching, Triger Point, Prenatal
Available: Tuesday, and Saturday
From an early age I was massaging my mom to relieve her neck, back and hip pain after she suffered from a terrible accident that left her in chronic pain. Ultimately following her advice to become a Licensed Massage Therapist has been one of the best decisions I have ever made! I attended Austin Schools of Massage and have now been a LMT since October 2005. I am certified in Swedish Relaxation, Deep Tissue, Sports, Trigger Point, Neuromuscular / Medical Massage, and Prenatal. I have experience working with a wide range of clients, including minors and seniors. I also proudly served my country on active duty in the U.S. Navy. I live in Round Rock with my wife, Rachel, and daughters Lucy, Sophie, Eva, and Nora. My hobbies are acapella singing, acting, and drawing.
Specialties: Swedish, Sports, Deep Pressure, Himalayan Salt Stones
Available: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday
Christopher is a graduate of A New Beginning School of Massage. He also has a BA in Psychology from UT Austin. Before beginning his career as a Massage Therapist, he was a Veterinary Assistant for seven and a half years. Chris has lived in the Austin area since 17 but is initially from Edinburg, Tx. His favorite techniques when performing massage are Swedish and Deep Tissue. His philosophy on healing is "If you believe in it, it will work."
Specialties: Swedish, Deep Tissue, Pain Management, Lymphatic Drainage, and Chronic Conditions
Available: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
"Rachael graduated from Hands On Approach School of Massage and Spa in Dallas, Texas and has undergone effective manual research for herself to benefit clients in expanding relief by treating the root cause and not the symptoms of muscle pain. She is a firm believer in metaphysical science and treatments as the body can heal naturally and promotes wellness for every client in and out of session. "
Specialties: Deep Tissue, Pain Management, Stretching, Trigger Point
Available: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
Carter, a graduate of The Lauterstien School of Massage with extensive experience in several modalities including Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, Cupping, Orthopedic, Swedish, and Stretching, their services help achieve measurable results. Carter is passionate about the positive effects of massage therapy and is committed to helping clients get the most out of each session.
I love music, movies, books and theatre. I am also a part of several fandoms and am obsessed with all of them. My favorite part about working the front desk is getting to meet new people and seeing the look of relief on their faces after a session. I love the team I work with here at Effective Massage & Stretch which makes coming to work that much better. In my off time I can be found reading, binging on my favorite shows, or getting some much needed puppy cuddles!