Ace Of Cups | Massage Therapists
Licensed Massage Therapist
Jen’s passion is to provide healing services to others, which prompted her first career as a teacher and behavior therapist to individuals on the autism spectrum. She absolutely loved to witness the transformation of meaningful growth and change in her client's lives. Jen graduated from the Lauterstien-Conway Massage School in Austin, TX. What excites her the most about massage therapy is serving her clients in self-healing. She is passionate about exploring the mind-body-spirit connection. She also likes to laugh.
Manda, a native Texan and a former dancer, began her career as a MT 20 years ago. She was first drawn to the healing arts by understanding the pain and rehabilitation experiences of performing artists and a desire to help others. After massage school and passing her board exam she was offered a job working for the then #10 destination spa in the world, right here in Austin.
Over the years she’s worked in both destination resort and clinical/therapeutic environments. Today she is focused on treating both the physical and emotional body with a keen understanding of functional anatomy as well as the importance of a calm mind. She’s had specialized training in treating the low back and hip dysfunction (piriformis syndrome, sciatica) and head neck and shoulder issues. Today, her style is deep, therapeutic and often sedative. She prefers that her client leave feeling freer in the body and quieter in the mind.
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.
Kelly Marshall has worked in varying capacities as a massage therapist; clinically alongside chiropractors and physical therapists as well as in various spa environments. They are also a certified yoga therapist (C-IAYT), yoga teacher (RYT-500) and a Reiki Master/Teacher. Therefore, they utilize a diverse array of techniques to tailor each session to the individual’s needs and wants.
Additionally, each session incorporates emphasis on tapping into the nervous system of each person via verbal breathing and embodiment cues (as in Yoga) as well as energetic awareness of the whole body. As an openly transgender and non-binary practitioner, they facilitate a safe space for clients from all walks of life to reconnect with their bodies and drop into a deeper state of rest in order to heal. What they offer is unique and unlike most other massage experiences.
In their free time, Kelly enjoys writing young adult fiction, journalism, and poetry. They love the occult and art in all its forms, building conscious communities, occasionally performing onstage, frolicking outdoors, and various other hippie activities.
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.