Owner, Megan Crystal, would like everyone to choose health and wellness for themselves through Massage Therapy and Bodywork, stress management by way of exercise, sleep, and proper nutrition, as well as positive thought. Living Anew Therapeutic Massage is dedicated to empowering you to do just that.
I am the owner and operator, janitor, educator, head LMT, and the Mother Cupper of Living Anew Therapeutic Massage. I have been practicing Therapeutic Massage for nearly 14 years now. I began my massage training (unknowingly) in 1999 when I entered the University of Oklahoma. While at OU, I completed a Bachelors Degree of Science in Health and Sports Sciences while throwing the Shot Put and Discus for the OU Track Team. Upon graduation, and after many experiences with my own body through injuries from throwing, Olympic style lifting, and intense training, I decided soft tissue bodywork was my calling. How perfect to have had such a great foundation in all things "human body" through my schooling and sport. A beginning in structural bodywork seemed to be a brilliant fit, so I enrolled in Massage School. 14 months later I finished a 1200 hour Associates Degree of Therapeutic Massage at Heritage College in Oklahoma City.
Over the years, I have compiled many techniques and healing modalities including Deep Tissue, Myofacial Release, Passive Release, Active Release, Joint Mobilization Stretching, Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF), Jin Shin Do, Sports, Lymphatic Drainage, Pre and Post Natal, and now Cupping Therapy, among others, to create a specialized session for your specific needs. I also believe it's very important to understand how we manifest our physical pain from negative emotions like stress, worry, shame, and guilt. I believe we have the power to change our life by changing our thought, coupled with Self-Care. As a wise Chiropractor/Healer once said, "There is no difference between the emotional body and the physical body but a label". What a great concept!
My session with you will be one of education, listening, communication, and healing. One thing I feel very strongly about is making sure you have a better understanding of your body and how it functions in your daily life as well as posing solutions to promote self-care when I am not with you. I want you to feel your best and to also have the tools you need to work on your own Self.
I have recently completed a training in Therapeutic Cupping and am now offering this service in addition to massage and bodywork. I am so excited to see how this modality of healing may better serve my client’s health and well-being.
I am a Parent Educator of Infant Massage through the International Association of Infant Massage and Infant Massage USA, (CEIM). I am, essentially, teaching parents bonding and attachment through nurturing touch, among so much more to empower them in the understanding that they are the expert of their baby. I fully believe that through this class, I am aiding in raising more compassionate and empathetic children. It’s just wonderful.
Also in the works is a class for adults to learn massage techniques to use at home on partners, friends, family, etc. This will also include the anatomy of touch and why it's important in all relationships. Stay tuned….
I was born in Carlsbad, NM with my twin brother, Josh. After living in Louisiana and then Oklahoma for the greater part of my life, I packed up and moved to Austin in February of 2006. Here in Austin, I have met many wonderful people and also am very happy to have family nearby, including my mother, Judy. I enjoy spending time with all of them, and of course my partner, Brian, and our cats Mingus and Coltrane. In my spare time, I enjoy hearing live music, camping, kayaking, hiking, cooking, meeting new people, and watching a good movie.
Of all the places I have lived, Austin just feels like home. I have enjoyed my time in Texas and look forward to the new adventures ahead with Living Anew Therapeutic Massage as well as all the new people I'll meet and may serve through my work.
- Much Gratitude!
Megan is Licensed in the State of Texas under number MT048880. She is a member of the Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals, Infant Massage USA, and The International Association of Infant Massage
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