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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Katie Russ

 

Katie comes to us from the world of sports and kinesiology. Her passion is all things to do with the optimal performance of the body. She completed her bachelors in kinesiology at Cal State Northridge while playing soccer on the universities team. She attended massage school at National Holistic Institute where she learned advanced modalities. She started her career working as the massage therapist for  UCLA football team, a very reputable chiropractor, as well as at a holistic physical therapy clinic, and has gained knowledge in those settings for therapeutic massage.  Deep tissue, sports massage, pain management, myofascial release, clinical and structural/postural correction are some of her specialties that can aid in performance and everyday life! Katie has a detailed approach and is able to apply advanced techniques and create the perfect session for your individual needs. Katie is also available for personal training and stretching sessions.

 

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Russ Ritter

 

Russ is an artistic and thoughtful therapist who is trained in advanced modalities, reiki and hatha yoga. He is excellent at deep tissue and can get to those stubborn areas that cause discomfort and release them. He is experienced with sports massage, clinical and deep tissue work.

 

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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Jackie Trevino

Jackie Treviño is currently working on her graduate degree at the University of Texas at Austin in clinical social work. She also facilities groups and individual therapy sessions in grief and loss at the Christi Center where she implements narrative and mindfulness therapy. She is a native Austinite and attended A New Beginning school of massage and has been in practice for the past ten years. Her expertise is in therapeutic Ashiatsu and Thai massage. Jackie believes the client's self-determination is at the center of healing the body and utilizes active listening during every intake to best design the most effective wellness plans. All her continuing and higher education contributes to the great care and nurturing energy in her work. Her goal is to purposefully create space and openness in the body to let go and release tension.

 

Maggie Rounsavall

Maggie has been practicing massage therapy for more than 10 years, and has spent time learning advanced modalities and continues to add more tools to her toolbox. Her style is unique and she excels in finding those annoying knots and stubborn tension spots and releasing them with the perfect amount of pressure. Bodywork is an art form and she excels at creating customized sessions for your individual needs. Maggie has advanced training in deep tissue massage, clinical and pain management, cupping therapy, aromatherapy, myofascial release, craniosacral (level 3 Upledger) and sports therapy but her passion is Ashiatsu. See services menu for details on different services.

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Alicia

Alicia is a passionate body worker who received exceptional training from Texas Healing Arts Institute. She has a natural aptitude for massage work and continues to learn new techniques.  Alicia has a deep pressure and nurturing touch. She is trained in Swedish, Myofascial Trigger Point Release, Sports, Relaxation, Cupping and Hot stone. Alicia is fluent in Spanish.

Robert Whitmore

Robert is a talented massage therapist, esthetician and barber. He has been in the massage business for over a decade and is skilled at giving a session that will have the perfect amount of pressure and attention to detail. Every client who sees him walks away with a smile on their face. He is trained in advanced therapies including deep tissue and cupping.

 

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