Renee attended the Institute of Bodywork Studies in Flower Mound, Texas, graduating their 500-hour program and receiving her Texas license in 2009. In addition, she has completed a 21-hour course in prenatal massage, Tracy Walton’s 32-hour “Caring for Clients with Cancer” workshop, and classes in massage for TMJ/whiplash/headaches, lymphatic drainage (both “in general” and a class specifically for LD of the breast, for after breast surgery/reconstruction), as well as pursuing several online classes, webinars, and researching topics relating to aromatherapy, myofascial release, fibromyalgia, herbal medicine, and more. She is a member of the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals and the Oncology Massage Alliance, and has volunteered with the OMA and at Real Options for Women, a pregnancy center in Plano, Texas.
In the course of Renee’s work as a massage therapist, she has noticed a strong correlation between the clients she tends to gravitate toward and those who gravitate to her and her own life experiences. Renee’s mother was diagnosed with advanced cancer in early 2007 and passed away that same November. She lovingly cared for her grandmother until she passed in 2011. Her best friend had fibromyalgia and Renee was able to help her before she passed away. Each of these experiences has led Renee into the path that she walks today.
Renee loves working with pregnant clients (she is a mother), people living with cancer or other lifechanging conditions, and the elderly. She loves the challenges of designing a safe, comforting massage session within the boundaries set forth by each individual’s unique set of circumstances. “I love that my work helps to affirm and to re-affirm each of my clients’ sense of worth, of peace, of beautiful, unique individuality.”