I had a funny sense of Deja Vu last weekend, walking into Lauterstein-Conway School of Massage in Austin. Hadn’t it only been a year ago that I was on the other side of the classroom, finding my love of Matwork for the first time in Robert Gardner’s Intro to Thai class? And yet here I was, 50 CE hours later, assistant teaching with Robert, and watching 28 faces light up around the room as they experienced the neat little box that had been built for them in massage school and reinforced in the Swedish based massage culture in the US completely explode around them as they found new, efficient, and effective ways to use their bodies to help others.
It was such an excellent experience being able to help others experience that light bulb moment that had to potential to completely change their practice and their potential as therapists. I’m personally looking forward to continuing to mentor local massage therapists as I partner with Robert to bring his Thai Massage Jam event to the San Antonio area, where therapists interested in Matwork can get together in a casual setting to learn, receive, and play!
Thai Massage Jam Austin Webpage
Well, it was only a little bit of a scramble to get things together (thanks, kids with cooties, for making my week extra chaotic!) but, this day has been a long time in the making and I’m so excited to finally have a space to call my own.
If you happen to know me, then you know that I have this hearing issue where “you can’t do that!” sounds EXACTLY the same to me as “I double dog dare you to do it!” and so, here I go forging my own way ahead.
The last massage practice where I was employed was an amazing place to work, and I appreciated how they were genuinely interested in constant improvement of not only their human assets, but of the massage culture at large in San Antonio. I often said that if I had to work for someone else, it wouldn’t be anyone else but them. And if I ever left there, it would be to work for myself.
And while that experience was invaluable to me, I’ve grown in such a divergent direction this past year that it was about that time. When you outgrow the old box, smash it and build a new box. Something something big fish, and all that.
There’s a whole wide ocean out there for me, and I am so excited to see where this journey takes me next!
The long awaited is finally here 🙂
Well folks, it’s finally that time- my long awaited independent studio space will be open for business on Tuesday, February 20th, 2018 and to celebrate I’m having an open house on Monday the 19th to show it off and introduce my friends, clients, and potential clients to what I do.
There will be snacks to munch, free consultations, three awesome door prizes, a donation collection for the Trevor Project charity, and sweet discounts on services and service packages.
Open house will be from 3-8pm on Monday, February 19th at 11820 Bandera Rd suite #205, Helotes, Tx 78023 inside TréusDell Salon & Spa. The salon office is closed on Mondays, so please call or text me at 210.473.3210 and someone will open the outer door for you. Can’t wait to see you there!