Ace Of Cups | Massage Therapists

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Samantha Saladino

Samantha received her degree from Colorado State University in biological science with an emphasis on anatomy and physiology in 1997, she has been in practice as a massage therapist since 2003 with over 2000 hours of training and a focus on pain management, neuromuscular therapy, myofascial trigger point release, structural integration, profession specific and sports massage. Samantha has extensive experience working with acute injury and chronic pain, she works in clinics, massage schools, construction sites, and onsite in high intensity locations such as sports events, large art installations and on job sites. She has a deep pressure to get right to those problem areas and works with her clients to help their body reduce pain and improve posture while still providing a safe and effective massage. She teaches anatomy, kinesiology, pathology and massage technique at massage schools and clinics in the states and abroad. Samantha opened Ace of Cups wellness center to provide a high quality of care for the community and a positive work environment for practitioners. She specializes in pain management sessions at Ace of Cups and can help you formulate an effective self care plan. If you do not see her on the schedule email us and we will help you book a session. 

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Annamarie Liberati

Annamarie was first introduced to the art of massage during a trip to Northern India in 2011. Upon discovering and falling in love with the practice of kundalini yoga, she promptly followed her instructor at the time on a trip he was leading overseas to deepen her practice and completely immerse herself. The group was signing up for massage classes and she decided to try it out. Immediately, she fell in love with the ability to serve in a meaningful way, and the focus and clarity that came along with it. Upon her return to the states, she dove right in and enrolled in the Lauterstein-Conway Massage School here in Austin, Texas based on the recommendations of some friends she made on the trip. She graduated from the program in 2012 and has since expanded her healing modalities to include craniosacral, cupping, and reiki. Annamarie is also a metalsmith and jewelry designer, spending her weekends at pop-ups and farmers markets around town. She is inspired by many things including rock formations, the human body, time travel, sound, and every single color there is.

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Sarah Emily

Sarah has a lifelong passion for artful expression and finds joy in empowering others to be free in their bodies. She is skilled at finding grace in painful, challenging moments of life which inspired her healing journey, ultimately leading to massage therapy. She utilizes her sensitivity and technical knowledge to provide customized, thoughtful sessions. Sarah truly values diversity of life and the details that make us unique. She graduated from The Lauterstein Conway School of Massage in January 2018 and is excited to expand her abilities and share her skills with the world.

Elana Chavez

Elena has been practicing massage therapy for more than 5 years, she deeply enjoys her work and is always learning more fascinating things about the way each body functions. She is trained in working with lingering muscular issues, deep relaxation, reflexology, polarity therapy, cupping, and is always open and humbled by the amazing dynamics of the body. She deeply enjoys holding space for people, having grown up in a big family where one on one attention was few and far between. With her caring, nurturing, and present touch she intuitively sees the emotions and burdens that reside in the body and intentionally helps move them through, without judgement or expectation. Allowing each client to be met where they are and be guided to where they mostly deeply want to be.

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Angie Marie

Angie brings with her a willingness to learn and connect wherever she goes. She graduated from Lauterstein-Conway Massage School’s 500-hour program in 2018. She has acquired a variety of experience in her practice with a diverse clientele. Clients who experience discomfort from pregnancy, sedentary desk jobs, cervical stenosis, repetitive stress from athletics/dance/musical instrument playing, sciatica, migraines, rotator cuff strain, and emotional stress have shown improvement in their symptoms from seeing Angie for regular treatment. Clients who have received treatment from Angie remark on her ability to focus and flow, gently and subtly affect the body in a deep way, and meticulously start and finish her somatic craft that leaves the client feeling heard, no stone unturned. She places emphasis on being a facilitator of healing; meaning she believes we each possess innate power to heal and grow within ourselves, and healing facilitators help us find our unique keys to unlock that healing and growth. When we appreciate our one-of-a-kind spirit, we can then lift one another up, and appreciate the personal journeys of those around us. Angie is looking forward to further learning how massage can improve the function of the human body and alleviate pain in individuals through continuing education and practical application. Angie's boundless curiosity, profound compassion, and bone-deep inclination to answer the call to her divine purpose have immersed her in sacred studies of mindful movement, dance, music, yoga, cartomancy, astromancy, Reiki, and the magick in every moment.

Brenda Lee Villarreal

I have been a massage therapist for over 15 years, managed and owned my own massage establishments and have thousands of hours of experience doing the hands on work. My grandmother was herbalist and my father a healer, which inspired me to go into the healing arts. My gift is in the therapeutics of touch, healing touch and therapeutic bodywork. My work isn’t a job to me, it is my passion, my gift that I share with others to facilitate and support their goals to live a fuller and more joyful life and be pain free. I have an intuitive sense about my sessions and how I chose to sequence them, as well as a deep pressure that really gets into those knots and helps you to relieve pain and stress. Each session is individualized to the clients needs.

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Dee Richards

Dee is a passionate empath with a love for healing others through the power of intuitive yet clinical touch. Her soothing energy will help put you into a relaxing state of mind taking you away from hectic day to day of life in the city. She graduated from A New Beginning School of Massage in Austin and can deliver a one of a kind massage experience by combining her knowledge of Swedish and Deep Tissue techniques that are based on her client's wants and needs. Her journey as a LMT is young but anyone who knows her or has had a massage from her will tell you that she has found her calling in life. When she is not massaging or learning new modalities you can find her having a craft beer with loved ones or enjoying nature with her dog.

Tammi Cornett

Tammi is fascinated with the human body and the connections within. She views massage as an important component of the ongoing maintenance of life and the investment in the whole self as a priority. With skilled compassionate touch and specialized training in myofascial release, cupping and stretching, she seeks to work together with clients to facilitate comfort in body, mind and soul.

Tammi graduated from The Lauterstein-Conway Massage School, where she is currently a teaching assistant and tutor. She is excited with sharing her passion for massage with others.

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Heidi Summers

Heidi started her journey with massage, yoga,  and all things mystical when she was just 5 years old. Being a classically trained dancer throughout her developmental years sparked a sincere desire to explore how to express and process emotion through movement which later gave her a deeper understanding of anatomy and how the body, mind and soul work together to create balance. In her B.S. in Psychology, 200 hour yoga training, 500 hour massage program, chakra therapy training, and in her time as an intuitive healer, she has developed a unique approach to creating the perfect session for each individual client.  She specializes in orthopedic massage, neuromuscular therapy, trigger point, acupressure, Lomi Lomi temple bodywork, cupping, chakra balancing, treating post-orthopedic surgery, chronic pain, fibromyalgia, TMJ, peripheral neuropathy, migraines, prenatal, and postnatal.

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