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 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: Deep Tissue, Swedish, Trigger Point, Salt Stones, AR,
and Hot Stones
Available: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Saturday, and Sunday
Brandon is a graduate of the Lauterstein-Conway School of massage. Brandon has experience in several different modalities, including but not limited to Deep Tissue (level 3), Swedish, Sports, Hot Stones, and others. He is passionate about massage and thrives on positively impacting our clients' lives. Does not see minors.
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; Deep Tissue, Swedish, Trigger Point, Myofascial, cupping, fibromyalgia and geriatric, 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, Lymphatic Facilitation, 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: Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, Cupping, Sports / Stretching
Available: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday.
Vanessa graduated from the New Beginnings 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. Vanessa has experience in several modalities such as; Deep Tissue, Sports, Stretching, Pressure point, Pre-Natal, Salt Stone, Aromatherapy, Lymphatic, Cupping, Myofascial, and more.
Specialties: Swedish, Deep Tissue, Prenatal, and Myofascial Release
Available: Monday, Tuesday, and Friday
Patti is a Daytona Institute of Massage Therapy graduate in Daytona, Florida. Patti has been massaging for over 17yrs and thus has experience in a broad set of modalities and techniques, including but not limited to; Swedish, Deep Tissue, Lymphatic Drainage, Myofascial Release, and Trigger Point. Patti blends various methods to ensure she delivers an effective massage. Patti is truly a believer in the power of touch.
Specialties: Cupping, Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports, Trigger Point, Salt Stone, Lymphatic Drainage, Sciatica Relief, Plantar Fasciitis Relief, and Aromatherapy
Available: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday
Philip is a 2004 graduate of the Universal Therapeutic Massage Institute in New Mexico. Phillip has practiced in Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Texas, bringing a wealth of experience and diversification to our team. He has spent his career focused on therapeutic massage and unique needs and is trained on a broad set of modalities (Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, and more) and incorporates them into his sessions to promote the healing effects of Massage Therapy. He holds a national license with the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB). Phillip has stated that his mission in massage therapy is "to improve, maintain and enhance the quality of life of his clients."
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. 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: Cupping, Deep Pressure, Orthopedic, Stretching, Range Of Motion, Prenatal, and Geriatric
Available: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday,
Samantha Mitchell graduated from the Texas Healing Arts Institute and The Lauterstein-Conway Massage School. She provides a unique experience by combining traditional bodywork with medical massage. Each session is tailored to ensure personalized care. Due to her extensive background in sports medicine, Samantha specializes in alleviating chronic pain and improving her range of motion through stretching. She also offers other modalities such as relaxation, deep tissue, pregnancy, cupping, Himalayan Salt stones, and aromatherapy.
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: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
Cindy received her training and certifications from Lamar State College in Orange, TX. Cindy has over 20 years of experience in several modalities, including but not limited to; Deep Tissue, Pain Management, Reflexology, Trigger Point, Lymphatic Drainage, and more. She has spent much of her career as a caregiver of clients with conditions such as Autism, Fragile- X syndrome, Spinal Bifida, Paraplegia, Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis, and others. Cindy is passionate about helping others and has made it her lifelong journey.
Specialties: Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports, Aromatherapy, Cupping, Trigger Point,
Available: Monday, Tuesday,
Karin Wolfe is a licensed massage therapist and alumna of the Austin Massage Academy, where she learned to love the science, the art, and the craft of massage. Her passion is to restore the body to balance so you can function as your best self. Karin listens attentively and will craft your massage to your individual needs. Karin's modalities include but are not limited to; Swedish Deep Tissue Sports Stretching, Cupping Prenatal Chronic pain management Myofascial Release, and Himalayan Salt Stones.
Karin's hobbies include photography, running, hiking, and travel. She's intuitive and grounded, a great massage therapist, friend, wife, and mom.
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!
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.