Ace Of Cups | Massage Therapists

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Samantha Saladino

Samantha received her degree from CSU in biological science with an emphasis on anatomy and physiology in 1997. She is has been in practice as a massage therapist since 2003 with over 2000 hours of training and a focus on pain management, myofascial trigger point release, structural integration, profession specific and sports massage. Samantha has extensive experience working with acute injury and chronic pain and is an excellent addition to your health care team. She works in clinics, massage schools, wellness center 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 while providing safe and effective massage. She teaches anatomy, kinesiology, 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 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. She also provides yoga therapy sessions, meditation, herbal and mystic classes.

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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. On his free time Russ can be found studying mystic arts and riding his motorcycle.

 

Elena Chavez

Elena is an Indigenous Medicine Weaver who uses massage techniques as the vessel for her intuitive medicine. She has practiced massage for 8 years and continues to learn new techniques to weave magic into your session. She has warm mothering energy and truly holds space in a transformational way. She is trained in many therapies including Cupping, Swedish, Reflexology, Polarity, Hot Stone and Sports massage.

Elena deeply enjoys her work and is always learning more fascinating things about the way each body functions and is humbled by the amazing dynamics of the body.  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. On her free time she loves to hike, create and participate in ceremony, study cultural connections, honor the ancestors, and spend time with her beautiful family.

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Tiffani Patel

Tiffani has a passion for mind-body health that shows in her attention to detail, breath and mindfulness. Her massage style incorporates a balanced combination of relaxing Swedish strokes, trigger point therapy, and deep tissue. Tiff graduated from National Holistic Institute in California, where she loved to spend time along the cold Bay Area beaches. She was inspired to do holistic bodywork after working as an assistant to an incredible chiropractor and mentor who guided her into investing in her own health. She wears a few other hats, including Yoga Teacher, Private Chef, and Chai-Wala. In her free time, you can find her outside hiking and swimming with her dogs, volunteering at Austin Animal Center, or sipping matcha with her head buried in a book.

 

Grace Lloyd

 

A 2019 graduate of Lauterstein-Conway Massage School, Grace is a talented, strong and focused therapist. Coming from a chiropractic office where she practiced clinical massage, she understands how to get in deep to those areas of tension and release them. Deep Tissue is her favorite modality, considering it to be very versatile, and useful in bringing relief to everyone from office workers to athletes. She works closely and with compassion towards her clients, communicating and adapting her touch and pressure to what they most need during their session. Outside of massage, Grace enjoys spending time with her two cats, and exploring her passions in music and cooking.

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Robert Whitmore

Robert is an incredible massage therapist who has been licensed since 2007. He has a medical and metaphysical background and has worked with chiropractors and in spa environments making his sessions effective on multiple levels, body, mind and spirit. He offers sports, deep tissue, energy work,cupping and relaxation massage. Robert has practiced Reiki/energy work for over 5 years and will be soon adding tarot card readings. His goal is to have intention with each session, to create the perfect individualized session just for you,  whether you wish to fall asleep, to relax from a hectic life, work out those knots or find a combination.

Josh Nunn

Josh is excellent at pinpointing trouble areas in the body and helping to release, restore and restructure for optimal function. He has been licensed as a massage therapist since 2006. He holds a BS in kinesiology for UT Austin and Health science from SUNY. Josh has a practical and effective approach from 15 years working in rehabilitation clinics in Austin, Boston, New York City and Perth (Australia). Josh has advanced training in bodywork techniques and holds certificates in Active Release Techniques (ART), Structural Integration (SI), Yoga (200-RYT), Holistic Lifestyle Coaching (CHEK Institute), Pilates Mat, ACE Personal Training and is a USRA Level 1 Rowing Coach. He offers clinical massage, deep tissue, and advanced modalities.

He now incorporates awareness exercises with myofascial-release to both engage the nervous system and loosen tight connective tissues. His intention is to give you the tools and knowledge to best address your body’s needs and help you to take better aim at your life’s goals.

 

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Dee Richards

Dee graduated from a New Beginning in 2018. She is a talented and experienced bodyworker passionate about helping to alleviate pain from repetive stress and daily tasks. She specializes in full body sessions and excels in upper back and foot work.  Dee enjoys prenatal sessions, working with athletes and desk warriors. She offers relaxation, deep tissue, cupping therapy, aromatherapy, and soul to sole foot massage. When not working Dee enjoys a good meal with friends or hiking with her dog. So don't hestiate to ask for local recommendations for restaurants and hiking trails.

 

 

 

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Kayce Lyons

Kayce graduated from Lauderstein conway and jumped two feet into massage working full time. She helped run the studio and did massage. She got lots of experience and decided to move on from a massage chain to a place where she could grow along side of her clients. She has a great understanding of the body and is eager to share what she knows with her clients.

 

 

 

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Riley Burris

Riley is a gifted healing arts practitioner & massage therapist as well as private yoga instructor at Ace of Cups. Growing up she developed scoliosis which lead her to know the transformative possibilities of body & energy work. She utilizes a number of modalities such as Reiki, cupping, hot stone, aromatherapy, deep tissue, sports, scoliosis protocol & Swedish massage to help you heal on all levels. Riley is  kind & detail oriented with her holistic approach to healing which leaves you walking with more ease in your body.

 

 

 

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Jennifer Schaffer

 

Jennifer is an intuitive therapist who draws from both eastern and western modalities, customizing your session to release stress and guide your body, mind, and heart towards peace and good health.  She specializes in Shiatsu, deep tissue, pain management, prenatal, and relaxation therapies with the intent of optimizing health and well-being by balancing and unblocking energy flow.  Jennifer attended massage school at The Lauterstein-Conway Massage School and Clinic, and continues to study Thai/Zen Shiatsu, acupressure, anatomy, and breath work.  In her free time, Jennifer can be found riding her bike, doing yoga, gardening, beekeeping, and working with healing plants.

 

Keeler Corbin Porter

Corbin has a natural healing touch and is skilled at creating a relaxing environment during a session. He is skilled at  locating and "dissolving" the stuck and knotted areas within the receiver. Corbin graduated from Houston’s Avalon School of Massage in 2019 and has dedicated his curricular and extracurricular knowledge to perfecting Swedish massage technique, relaxation massage, cupping therapy and Deep tissue techniques. Corbin provides a unique and transformative body work session designed for the individual needs of the people he works with.  In his free time you can find him scouting for hidden swimming holes or at his desktop recreating the human figure in digital and sculptural medias.

 

 

 

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