I have been a licensed massage therapist since 2006 and have over 2000 hours of clinical training in the massage and yoga arts.  I specialize in a therapeutic style of bodywork that blends structural deep tissue massage with Thai Yoga bodywork and yoga therapy to treat pain while correcting the imbalances that create it. In order to tailor the session to the specific needs of each client, I begin with a rigorous assessment of the tightnesses and weaknesses that inform your unique pattern of alignment. Then, I use structural massage techniques like muscle balancing, myofascial release, and neuromuscular therapy to mobilize joints, retrain fascial patterns, and treat compensations. Throughout each massage, I use active-assisted Thai Yoga stretching to promote muscle flexibility and tonicity, and to encourage symbiotic communication between the body’s vital systems.  At the conclusion of each bodywork session, I use yoga therapy to teach you how to release your own fascial restrictions while strengthening your own weak or inhibited musculature so that you can prolong the benefits of our work together and, ultimately, heal yourself.

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Education and Certifications:

  • Texas Department of State Health Services registered continuing education provider CE# 1928
  • Texas Department of State Health Services registered massage instructor MI# 3328 
  • Texas Department of State Health Services registered massage therapist MT#113951
  • 2017: Evaluation and Treatment of Shoulder Injuries: Brian Utting (Austin)
  • 2017: Certified in Myoskeletal Techniques: Posture and Pain Specialist (Freedom From Pain Institute, Oklahoma City)
  • 2017: Resistance Flexibility Workshop, Dr. Bob Cooley (Austin)
  • 2016: Certified in Myoskeletal Techinques: Upper Body Specialist (Freedom From Pain Institute, Oklahoma City)
  • 2016: International Association of Yoga Therapy Certified Yoga Therapist
  • 2015: Certified in Myoskeletal Techinques: Lower Body Specialist (Freedom From Pain Institute, Oklahoma City)
  • 2014: Certified 300-hour Baptiste yoga instructor, Breath and Body Yoga (Austin)
  • 2013: Certified 300-hour Ayurvedic yoga therapist by Seven Centers Yoga Arts (Sedona)
  • 2013: Master of Arts from the University of Texas, Austin
  • 2010: Certified in Thai-Yoga Bodywork by the Vedic Conservatory (Pensacola)
  • 2008: Certified in Myoskeletal Alignment Therapy for the shoulder, neck, and pelvis by Dr. Erik Dalton of the Freedom from Pain Institute (Atlanta)
  • 2006: Graduate of Pensacola School of Massage Therapy and Health Careers, licensed to practice massage therapy, scored “High” performance levels in every general content area of the NCETMB (national certification examination for therapeutic massage and bodywork)

Memberships and Affiliations:

  • International Association of Yoga Therapy
  • Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals
  • National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork

*To be accepted as a new client with Julia, you must purchase a “Dream Team” package, which includes one session with Julia and three follow-up sessions with a Rising Spiral colleague at package rates. During the initial massage session, Julia will conduct a detailed assessment of your body’s restrictions and establish treatment protocol for the following three sessions with another member of her team. Every week, the Rising Spiral “Dream Team” meets to review your case, dream-storm solutions, and ensure your progress.