ABOUT THE THERAPIST Jody Cross: Licensed Massage Therapist, Intuitive & Trained Bodywork Practice
Hello, my name is Jody, and I am an LMT (Licensed Massage Therapist) trained and licensed in the city of Austin, Texas. I have been in business in San Marcos, TX since 2009, and I have been practicing in Texas since 2004. I am a proud graduate of Texas Healing Arts Institute from Austin, TX and CEU's from other Massage Schools in Austin, San Antonio, and beyond.
I aim to provide the client with a comfortable and unique massage experience tailored to them. My goal is for clients to leave my table feeling more peaceful and happy than when they arrived. I use products such as BIOTONE lotion and creme which are non-oily and scent-free, and I offer free aromatherapy to each client.
For each new client I do a free consultation at the beginning of their first appointment. Any sessions after that we update and discuss goals beforehand as well. It may simply be that you need to relax, or maybe you have a specific chronic ailment that needs massage focus.
I work intuitively and appreciate the healing
properties of energy work such as REIKI as well as learned techniques in
training. Once in a while I travel to places full of natural beauty
and energy in order to recharge myself and so that I may return and
share my newfound energy with others!
During each massage I highly encourage quiet from both myself as well as the client so that my hands can "listen" for what to do next. I encourage the client to let me know if any technique is painful or uncomfortable, but discourage chatter so the mind and body can find deeper relaxation. I have been described as having a down-to-earth-touch mixed with vigorous and inspiring tones in my massages. I aim to provide a good massage experience for each client. If you're looking for a therapist to bring you to tears during a session though, that is not my style. I adopt the theory that it takes patience, good breath-work from the client, and us working together to achieve the best results possible!
Besides completing my initial massage training hours, I have also added:
* MIND/BODY CONNECTION, Deep Healing Wisdom (6HRS by A Bernay-Roman) * REIKI LEVELS 1 & 2 (12 HRS, Reiki Master Joanna Ruley-Garza ) * CRANIAL SACRAL THERAPY (6 HRS, Lauterstein Conway School of Massage) * ULTIMATE FOOT MASSAGE, REFLEXOLOGY TECHNIQUE (6HRS) * ADVANCED CHAIR MASSAGE TECHNIQUES (6HRS) * SELF-CARE FOR A HEALTHIER THERAPIST (6HRS) * HOT STONE MASSAGE (6HRS) * INTRODUCTION TO AROMATHERAPY (6HRS) * BODY WRAPS & SPA SKIN TREATMENT INTRO. (6HRS) * ADVANCE NEUROMUSCULAR THERAPY FOR LOWER and UPPER BODY (12HRS) * LABAN ANALYSIS at Texas State University (1 SEMESTER) * REIKI LEVEL 1 Introduction (6HRS, by Johnson) * BASIC YOGA at ACC (1 SEMESTER) * INTERMEDIATE YOGA PRACTICE in SMTX (ongoing) * FLOW MOVEMENT WORKSHOPS / FLOWSTORM 2014 body movement training * MASSAGE THERAPY ETHICS REFRESHER * CHRONIC PAIN MANAGEMENT * LOW-BACK PAIN and more....!