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Meet The Team

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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!

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Michiko (MJ)

I love swimming, reading, and playing with my cat. 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! 

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Maddie

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. 

Front Desk

EMS Therapists

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Woodrow

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. 

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Bob

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).

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Cricket

Specialties: Neuromuscular message, cranial sacral & TMJ work Swedish, stretching, prenatal, and chronic health challenges

Available:  Tuesday, Friday,

 and Sunday

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. 

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Matthew

Specialties: Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, Structural Bodywork

Available: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and every other Saturday

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.  

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Jacqui

Specialties: Swedish, Cupping, Trigger Point

Available: Wednesday, Friday
and Saturday

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.

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Kathy

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.

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Kayla

Specialties: Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports, and Prenatal

Available: Monday through Friday

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.

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Megan

Specialties: Swedish, Trigger Point, Myofacial Release, Deep Tissue,  Aromatherapy

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.

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Marilyn

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.

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Treva

Specialties: Swedish, Deep Tissue, Hydrotherapy, Sports Massage, Prenatal

Available: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

Treva is a Lauterstien-Conway School of Massage graduate with additional training from Moench Method Bodywork, Cedar Park, TX. Treva has experience in several modalities, including but not limited to Swedish Massage, Hydrotherapy, Sports and Deep Massage, Pregnancy Massage, Deep Massage, The Lauterstein Method, and Chair Massage.

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Natalya

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Heike

Specialties: Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports, Aromatherapy, Salt Stone, Reflexology, and Cupping

Available: Wednesday and Saturday

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"K"

Specialties: Swedish, Deep Tissue, Orthopedic, Stretching, Prenatal,

Available: Monday, Thursday, and Saturday 

"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. 

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Paul

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.

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Christopher

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."

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Rachael

Specialties: Swedish, Deep Tissue, Pain Management, 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. "

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Carter

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.

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Leigha

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!

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Rhonda

I am a mom of three daughters. I have Multiple Sclerosis, and massage has become a regular part of my life. I enjoy Effective Massage & Stretch; the clients, community, and vendors have become one. The satisfaction and relief we bring to many people are second to none.
 

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