Welcome to my Website, I appreciate that you're making the time to visit this website. My journey in Medicine began in Nursing School (R.N.). I have Postgraduate Training as a Certified Advanced Medical Massage Practitioner, Registered Massage Therapist, & Certified Reflexologist. I have been in Practice for over 30 years. I truly believe in the quote " the truly educated never graduate". This is the reason that beyond Nursing School, my journey includes three Massage Colleges, all accredited by the American Massage Therapy Association. Don't confuse this with a Technical trade school or Community College. As well as Postgraduate training to become a Certified Advanced Medical Massage Practitioner.
I frequently receive referrals from the following:
M.D., D.O., Physician Assistant, Nurse Practitioners, Sports Trainers, Family Therapists, Chiropractic and other Allied Medical Referrals are accepted. However you don't need a referral to make an appointment to see me. Flexspend Insurance plans are accepted. Most plans have a Credit Card for payment purposes on a Flexspend Plan. Payment is due at time of service. I don't file Insurance claims
It's Not Just a Massage Therapy Session,, It's Advanced Medical Massage for Chronic or Acute Pain Relief!!
These services are my most requested sessions:
Treatments are based on Client needs and may include but are not limited to the following:
Chronic Pain Management
MIGRAINE MASSAGE - (when the Pain won't stop!)
P T S D
STRESS RELIEF MASSAGE aka: "Relaxation Massage"
Integrated Orthopedic Medical Massage
Orthopedic Medical Massage
Manual Lymphatic Drainiage
Pre-Natal Massage ( Pregnancy)
Deep Tissue/Sports Performance Massage
*** IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A "MASSAGE & SPA, OR MASSAGE PARLOR,-- DO NOT CALL ME. ***
*"DAD ALWAYS KNEW BEST" *
*ON A PERSONAL NOTE: MY WEBSITE IS DEDICATED IN LOVING MEMORY OF MY FATHER. A RETIRED FIREFIGHTER OF 31 YEARS. HE HELD ON FOR 1 & 1/2 DAYS UNTIL WE GOT TO THE HOSPITAL ON CHRISTMAS DAY, HE PASSED AWAY PEACEFULLY IN MY ARMS, A SHORT TIME AFTER WE GOT THERE. A WONDERFUL DAD WITH AN ABUNDANCE OF GUIDANCE, SUPPORT, AND LOVE! MY FATHER'S LOVE IS "TRULY A LOVE WITHOUT END,AMEN "!! TO QUOTE MY FAVORITE SONG BY RANDY TRAVIS.
MY OFFICE PHONE: 580-678-6950 OFFICE HOURS: TUESDAYS THRU FRIDAYS,CLOSED SATURDAY, SUNDAY & MONDAY
MY OFFICE POLICIES ARE AS FOLLOWS: I DON'T TAKE "WALK IN APPOINTMENTS"
I DON'T ANSWER "BLOCKED" OR "UNAVAILABLE" CALLS. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR CALL IS IDENTIFIED,OR YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE A RETURN CALL.
MY OFFICE IS FOR MY CLIENTS, I CAN'T ALLOW SALES PEOPLE, SOLICITORS.
SESSIONS ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY-
I'M UNAVALIABLE ON WEEKENDS AND MONDAYS-IF YOU HAVE CONTACTED ME
AFTER NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS, I WILL ATTEMPT TO REACH YOU THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY.
**ALL GIFT CERTIFICATE PURCHASES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.**
ALL SESSIONS ARE BASED ON THERAPEUTIC-MEDICAL MASSAGE AND
ARE NON-SEXUAL. YOUR SESSION WILL BE TERMINATED IF I FEEL YOU
ARE IN MY OFFICE FOR ANY OTHER REASON.
**RE: GIFT CERTIFICATES- WHEN YOU PURCHASE A GIFT CERTIFICATE,
I SUGGEST KNOWING THE RECIPIENT WOULD LIKE A MASSAGE THERAPY SESSION.
IF THEY DON'T WANT THEIR GIFT CERTIFICATE, THEN YOU HAVE A MASSAGE THERAPY SESSION YOU CAN LOOK FORWARD TO.
I respectfully offer Military,Senior, & Student discounts upon request with proper Identification.
MANY PEOPLE PREFER TO GET A MASSAGE FOR REASONS OF PAIN MANAGEMENT OR IN CONJUNCTION WITH PHYSICAL THERAPY, OR OTHER TREATMENT THEY MAY BE RECEIVING. I RECEIVE REFERRALS FROM PHYSICIANS, AS WELL AS OTHER HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS.
I feel it's important for the consumer, someone who is looking for a massage therapist to be informed & EDUCATED ABOUT MASSAGE THERAPY TRAINING & EDUCATION, and if you're NEW TO LAWTON...YOU NEED TO KNOW.....
Some massage therapists have been trained as Cosmotologists, or have training as a hair stylist,
then decide to take a short course,in most cases only a year's training (or less) to become a massage therapist. Also a Massage Therapist cannot call themselves a Licensed Massage Therapist because the State of Oklahoma has not yet passed a licensing law. IT MAY INTEREST YOU TO KNOW THAT IN GERMANY, YOU MUST ATTEND 3 YEARS OF COLLEGE TO BECOME A MASSAGE THERAPIST. ALSO a Massage Therapist cannot Call themselves a "Registered Massage Therapist" unless they are a Professional member of the American Massage Therapy Association. The American Massage Therapy Association requires more hours, more training, and more continuing education than the AMBP, & IMA does. Please note: Businesses advertising as "MASSAGE AND SPA" should raise a RED FLAG.
Massage Colleges that have been accredited by the Commision of Massage Therapy Accreditation and offer ONLY courses to train students to become Massage Therapists.
(different techniques) are MOST MASSAGE COLLEGES TAKE OVER A YEAR TO COMPLETE, THIS INCLUDES TEACHING MANY TYPES OF TECHNIQUES.to complete and graduate. The difference is the accredidation, the experiance of the staff usually from Medical background (Nurses, D.O, PHD, Massage instructors who own their own practices). THIS IS THE DEFINITION OF A COLLEGE OF MASSAGE. THE PUBLIC CAN BE CONFUSESD BECAUSE THERE ARE ALSO TRADE SCHOOLS OFFERING "CAREERS IN MASSAGE THERAPY', HOWEVER, THEY ALSO TEACH OTHER COURSES , SUCH AS P.N. TRAINING, DENTAL ASSISTANT, PHEBLOTOMY COURSES....ETC....
I provide THERAPEUTIC MEDICALLY BASED SESSIONS ( non-sexual massage therapy - I CAN'T EMPHASIZE THIS ENOUGH). in a nurturing, calming, serene enviroment that is my private practice.
I have been a Massage Therapist for 30+ years.
I am required to maintain continuing education.
I do not get my continuing education from websites, I attend
courses approved by the American Massage Therapy Association.
My office hours are by appointment only.
Tuesday thru Friday. The Office is closed on Mondays.
I am a member of the Better Business Bureau.
I am a member of the Lawton-FT Sill Chamber of Commerce.
I am a registered professional of the American Massage Therapy Association.
I have served as a past officer for two state chapters for the A.M.T.A.
WHEN YOU CALL TO SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT. I DO NOT ANSWER 'UNAVAILABLE' OR 'BLOCKED' CALLS, PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR CALL IS IDENTIFIED WHEN YOU CALL. YOU MAY reach my voicemail DURING NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS, I'M WITH A CLIENT. AND I ASK THAT YOU LEAVE A MESSAGE. PLEASE NOTE; IF YOU DON'T GET AN IMMEDIATE RESPONSE FROM ME IT MAY BE BECAUSE I'M WITH SOMEONE WHO IS IN THE HOSPITAL OR ASSISTED LIVING, INSTEAD OF THE OFFICE, OR DUE TO A FAMILY SITUATION, - MY HUSBAND AND FAMILY COME FIRST, ALWAYS!!-- OR I'M OUT OF TOWN FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION, OR AN EMERGENCY, - I SPEND ALOT OF TIME ATTEMPTING TO RETURN CALLS- PLAYING PHONE TAG & LEAVING MESSAGES ALSO, SO I UNDERSTAND YOUR FRUSTRATATION!! BEING RUDE, REFUSING TO UNDERSTAND A TRUE FAMILY ILLNESS AND EMERGENCY, AND BEING INSULTING, & ABRUPT IN A TEXT MESSAGE IS NEVER APPROPRIATE! SO I DON'T TEXT NEW APPOINTMENTS ANY LONGER. I DON'T ACCEPT NEW CLIENT TEXT MESSAGES FOR THE SAME REASON NOW. IT'S SAD THAT EVEN PROFESSIONALS FEEL THE NEED TO BE RUDE THESE DAYS. IT DOESN'T COST ANYTHING TO BE NICE TO ANOTHER.
When you arrive at my office you will receive a massage session created for you after determing what your needs are, where you have pain, or a spasm,or perhaps a headache or a condition such as Fibromyalgia, whatever the issue. I don't use commercial massage oils. I blend my own massage oils, in specific blends to address conditions such as bone pian, Fibromyalgia, joint pain and inflamation, nerve pain etc...
I also will blend oils for my clients to use at home in between office visits.
In past years,when requested,I've worked with the Centering Pregnancy Program at Reynolds Army Hospital to educate expectant mothers about the benefits of pregnancy massage.
PLEASE NOTE: I ACCEPT MAJOR CREDIT CARDS
I ACCEPT LOCAL CHECKS ($30.00 NSF FEE) AND CASH.
GIFT CERTIFICATE SALES ARE FINAL
It is often said that your life is what you make it. Make yours less stressful and less painful by helping your body take care of itself. YOU CAN'T TAKE CARE OF OTHERS, UNTIL YOU LEARN TO TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF!
Thank you for visiting my website and choosing my practice.
HAVE A POSITIVE, PRODUCTIVE, HEALTHY DAY!