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Melyssa Liberty, LMT
Melyssa attended the Lauterstein Conway School of Massage in Austin, Texas, graduating in 2002. She has worked in a variety of settings including a day spa, chiropractic offices, and a private massage therapy practice working with clients of all ages and with various therapeutic needs, including physical and emotional healing. In addition to deep tissue, sports, Swedish, prenatal, and hot stone massage, Melyssa has been trained in cupping massage, myofascial release, structural and integrative bodywork, qi gong, acupressure and reiki. She is very passionate about helping and healing by the way of implementing an empathetic approach to listening to her clients’ needs and using her knowledge, experience and intuitive touch during each massage session to provide the most effective, therapeutic results. Melyssa intertwines multiple modalities and customizes each massage based on a client's individual needs and desires. Along with her ability to intuitively connect with the body's needs, deep tissue massage and Myofascial Release are her specialties.
Melissa Levin, LMT
I'm from Missouri and I've been a massage therapist for over five years. I'm the daughter of a chiropractor and a physical therapist/massage therapist. I have a dance background and enjoy traveling and learning about new massage techniques. My favorite type of massage is sports and deep tissue and I have worked on many pro athletes and I look forward to working with you.
Chrissy Grams, LMT
Nicole Poole, LMT
Slade Manes, L.Ac., LMT, M.S.Ac.O.M.
Slade Manes (pronounced Manus) was born in Baton Rouge, LA on Nov. 5, 1979. He attended Catholic High School, playing football while there. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from LSU in 2002, then attended Medical Training College where he earned a Massage Therapy diploma. His NeuroMuscular Therapy ("Deep Tissue") instructor, Steve Thomas, was an understudy to Janet Travell, the woman who developed the technique and literally wrote the books on Deep Tissue. He graduated as valedictorian of his massage class and gave the benediction speech at graduation. Additionally, Slade has been blessed with the gift of touch. This, combined with 12+ years of experience, make him an excellent massage therapist. He migrated to Austin in 2004, quickly falling in love with the music, nature, and the culture. In 2006, Slade furthered his education at AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine. After taking two breaks- one to take care of a sick grandmother and once to be a stay-at-home dad, he eventually earned his dual Masters degree: Masters of Science in Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (M.S.Ac.O.M.). Slade maintains state licenses and national certifications in both acupuncture and massage. He makes Chinese herbal tinctures locally and in small batches. He is also a certified Supreme Science Qigong Foundation Level 1 Form facilitator. He is also certified by Kinetacore in Functional Dry Needling. Slade's focus outside of work is his family. His wife is a physician assistant for a urology group in Austin. They have two children, Edi and Ethan. Personally, he enjoys music, cooking, good food, travel, hiking, camping, disc golf, and anything outdoors (especially water-related activities). Slade follows LSU football, and during big games, he manages blood pressure spikes with good bourbon.