Tom graduated from Advance School of Massage Therapy in 2002. From his own personal experiences, and as a lifelong athlete, Tom has learned the benefits of massage and therapy for recovery and mending of injuries. He has continued learning by keeping up to date with continuing education courses in massage and manual therapy; such as Upledger level I Lymphatic Drainage, Pregnancy Massage, Level I Kinesiotaping, Therapeutic cupping, Sport Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, and Proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation techniques.
His ability to provide a deep therapeutic massage for recovery and performance involves blending a combination of techniques; helping his clients perform better in sports, work, and daily activities. Tom’s goal is to help all of his clients to have better body awareness and the need to focus on recovery. Tom has hours of experience working with a wide range of clients of all ages and walks of life. Whether it’s the weekend warrior, the mom to be, or the elderly, Tom’s approach is fit to your needs. He also has worked with runners, cyclists, triathletes, high school athletes, cross fitters, and Pro MMA fighters. During his free time, Tom enjoys staying active. He is an avid weightlifter, enjoys hiking, cycling, Jiu Jitsu, and boxing.
Anna started her career in bodywork in 2008 and has studied at several well-established institutions that have guided her personal and professional development. Anna’s approach is soothing and nurturing, yet she has the strength to work with focus and depth dependent on clients’ needs. Anna offers a wide range of therapies, each delivering a unique set of benefits. As she works with a client over time, she is able to combine a variety of techniques to deliver maximum results. Some of her specialties include Swedish, Shiatsu, Deep Tissue, Reiki, Myofascial Therapies and meditation. Anna is intuitive by nature and listens attentively to clients’ concerns, which allows for optimal attunement to their individual needs and care.
Anna is also trained in the dōTERRA ArōmaTouch Technique, which is a clinical approach to applying essential oils along energy meridians and visceral contact points of the back and feet to help balance sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems of the body.
Lanita graduated from Bryman College in 2005 with over 700 hours of manual therapy. With the willingness to assist the healing process and maintain good internal body structure with the muscle system, Lanita looks forward to helping improve each individual’s specific needs. Her goal is to help clients be more aware of their body by providing therapeutic massage. She fuses deep tissue, trigger points, and sports massage with a swedish flow for optimum results, as well specializing in pregnancy massage, and helping to stabilize alignment between tendon, muscle, and bone and relieving stress deep inside the body.
Lanita is trained in the dōTERRA ArōmaTouch Technique, which is a clinical approach to applying essential oils along energy meridians and visceral contact points of the back and feet to help balance sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems of the body.
Akilah began her career in structural health as a Personal Trainer for 24 Hour Fitness in 2014. She later went on to run her own personal training business - Journey Two Fitness. After two successful years on her own, she decided she wanted to take her career a step further in the field of health. Akilah was recruited by the Massage Academy at Burke Williams in June of 2016, and successfully completed the program in the top 10% of her class and began working as a Massage Therapist there immediately.
Although she loves working in a spa, only a fraction of the guests are interested in Deep Tissue modalities, stretching, and corrective exercise. These are all strong passions for Akilah, and she is constantly looking for ways to grow and learn different modalities under the Deep Tissue umbrella, as well as serve a client base interested in the massive benefits of Deep Tissue. The spa has taught Akilah that you can still provide an excellent Deep Tissue Massage with minimal pain or discomfort for the guest.
Akilah carries with her a level of customer service and customer satisfaction that is demanded of Massage Therapists. She believes the foundation to an exceptional relationship between client and practitioner begins with listening. Akilah gathers extensive information from her clients to ensure that all of their needs and concerns are being met. She also likes to educate her guests about what may be going on in their bodies, how they can manage their pain, and improve their overall quality of life. She is excited to be a part of the team at Health & Human Performance, and is looking forward to continuing her journey of healing others!
Nicola, originally from Ireland, is a graduate of The International College of Holistic Studies, San Diego. Nicola graduated with her Massage Therapist Certification in September 2015 and then continued her studies in order to graduate as a Holistic Health Practitioner in September 2016. During her studies Nicola obtained certificates in Eastern/Western Herbology, Whole Food Nutrition and is also an Usai Reiki III Practitioner.
Nicola is trained in Therapeutic, Swedish, Pregnancy, Deep Tissue, Aromatherapy, Indian Head and Ayurvedic Massage as well as Structural Myofascial Integration. Her signature massage combines Therapeutic, Swedish and Ayurvedic massage as well as Reiki Energy Healing.
Nicola's approach to body work is to facilitate in balancing the mind body and spirit. She believes in the power of massage and energy work to aid in healing the whole self. Using the combination of nurturing touch, fluid motions and balancing techniques she creates a relaxed state in the mind and body while tending to each client's' individual needs.