30 Minute Massage Therapy Session
Goals for massage therapy shall include:
(a) Maintaining health;
(b) Providing relaxation;
(c) Preserving or increasing functional capacity;
(d) Diminishing soft-tissue pain arising from stress, anxiety, adhesions, and overuses;
(e) Providing treatment that is professionally appropriate for the client.
(2) In order to reach these objectives, the massage therapist shall:
(a) Provide consultation with a client or a referring professional on soft-tissue issues;
(b) Evaluate clients for the appropriate approaches for each session;
(c) Plan sessions;
(d) Provide direct treatment; and
(e) Provide draping and treatment in a way that ensures the safety, comfort, and
privacy of the client.
(3) With client permission, the massage therapist may interact with the client’s physician or
other healthcare providers if the client is under direct medical care.
Section 2. Client Management.
(1) The massage therapist shall:
(a) Evaluate each client through: 1. Intake interviews;
3. Palpation; and
4. Relevant records provided by the client;
(b) Plan and implement a treatment session or program individualized for the client; and
(c) Refer to a licensed healthcare provider any client whose condition is determined by the massage therapist to be beyond the therapist’s scope of practice.
(2) If the basis for a massage appointment is a referral from a healthcare provider, the massage therapist may confer with the referring healthcare provider after obtaining the client’s permission.
(3) If the client is self-referred and under the care of a doctor, the massage therapist may seek permission to:
(a) Advise the doctor that the patient is seeking massage treatment;
(b) Provide to the doctor the massage therapist’s evaluation results;
(c) Advise the doctor of the noted treatment plan; and
(d) Provide a follow-up report upon completion of the massage treatment plan to enhance communication between the multidisciplinary care-giving team. (32 Ky.R. 1015; 1226; eff. 2-3-2006; 37 Ky.R. Am. 1009; 1695; 1989; eff. 3-4-2011.)
Training & Qualifications
I am a licensed massage therapist and graduated valedictorian at Lexington Healing Arts Academy where I completed 700 hours of education and clinical internship. I am trained in Swedish massage as well as Deep Tissue and Myofascial Release techniques. I have experience and training in Pregnancy massage, Hydrotherapy, Vedic Thai-Yoga massage, Hot Stone massage, Reiki, Kinesio-taping, and Aromatherapy. I have volunteered at IronMan Louisville, where I performed post-event massage to tri-athletes. I have also volunteered at IronHorse Half Marathon and Horsey Hundred, a cycling event, as well as other 5K events, where I further developed my skills at Sports massage. Certified in Wholistic Manual Medicine, my main focus is to help my clients achieve whole body/mind wellness. I am a nationally accredited Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine and a Weight Loss Specialist. I am a FXP Hula Hoop instructor, certified in Healthy Eating For Weight Loss, a green belt in Aikido, a white belt in Shaolin KungFu, a certified Meditation instructor, and Yoga instructor. I am American Red Cross CPR, AED & First Aid Certified. I am currently studying through the National Academy of Sports Medicine to add to my personal training certification and will be specializing in Youth Exercise.
Availability & Preferences
Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm EST