Therapist Bios

Lucy Dean

George

Work History:
Lucy Dean has over 20 years’ experience as a former nurse, specializing in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, achieving CRRN (Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse) in 1985. This experience has provided for an excellent foundation in the massage & bodywork arena. Her license to practice massage was obtained in 2003. She has maintained and advanced her education through numerous years of advanced massage & bodywork training. This includes Certifications in Neuromuscular Therapy, Medical & Sports Massage, Pregnancy & Geriatric Massage. She is also a Reiki III practitioner.

Emphasis in sessions usually concentrates on pain & problems, although general relaxation is certainly available. CranioSacral may be incorporated, as well as Myofascial Release techniques, Trigger Point, Deep Tissue & Manual Lymphatic Drainage. Postural assessments may be done as a starting point to help identify culprits for myoskeletal misalignment & pain issues, because where it hurts is not necessarily where the problems are originating. We as a culture spend many hours a day working with a computer, & this type of work and posture can exacerbate neck-shoulder & headache issues which are frequently reported by clients. This has become an area of concentration during her studies. Sports & fitness activities may produce numerous troubling pains, as well as yard work & various physical hobbies, which can also be assessed & treated. Lucy has had a private practice/office for a number of years in Far North Dallas. Hobbies include plants, animals, & movies. The continued study of massage/bodywork is an ongoing process, because nothing makes a therapist better than more knowledge.

469-231-2911

Kimberly Reynolds

Kim

Background: While recovering from shoulder surgery, Kimberly found that massage therapy was instrumental in regaining the use of and ROM in her shoulder and arm.  This was what motivated her to start her training as a massage therapist.  Kimberly is now a Licensed Massage Therapist and Advanced Medical Massage Practitioner, as well as a Certified Lypossage Therapist.

Kimberly is a professional member of the American Massage Therapy Association and is the founder and manager of  Healing Touch Integrative BodyWork, a private practice in Dallas.

Massage Techniques: Kimberly is skilled in orthopedic/medical massage, deep tissue massage, prenatal massage, restoration massage, eastern oncology massage and hot stone therapy.  She specializes in medical/orthopedic massage, oncology/comfort oriented massage and body contouring.

469-554-8429 | kreynolds@HTIBW.com

 

Calvin Drake

Calvin

Background/Massage Techniques: Calvin Drake is a 2012 honor roll graduate of the 815.5 hour program at the Texas Center for Massage Therapy in nearby Richardson where his 4.0GPA and "hands on" skills earned him an Academic Achievement Award. He is trained in 13 modalities which include Hydrotherapy, Sports Massage, Russian Sports Massage, Trigger Point, Deep Tissue and Swedish. He specializes in Trigger Point and Deep Tissue.

Calvin embraces a strong sense of patriotism that prompted him to become a United States Marine two months after graduating high school. He spent over eight years of faithful service in the military and fulfilled his sense of duty to his country by serving at war during Desert Storm. Calvin's strong sense of community and passion for serving others eventually led him to seek a career in the healthcare industry as a massage therapist.

He has a 3-fold vision for becoming an LMT.

  1. To work with military members, law enforcement and firefighters dealing with service related injuries.
  2. To work with athletes as they train and compete on their way to achieving their goals and dream.
  3. To help anyone alleviate the pain and discomfort from muscle tension and/or injuries.

Calvin is currently a member in good standing with both the AMTA (American Massage Therapist Association) and ABMP (Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals).

903-215-0151 | calvin@bodyworkbydrake.com

Dea Henson

Background/Massage Techniques: Dea Henson received her first license in 1977 from Washington State after completing a 1,000 hour training program and licensing exam

In the years following she has pursued advanced continuing education and life experiences pertaining to massage, allowing her to work with people of all ages and walks of life.

The style of massage she uses is a customized harmonious blend of several techniques rooted in Swedish, Shiatsu (acupressure), Reflexology, and Neuro-Muscular Therapy.

In 2008 Dea was certified in Lomlomi Hawaiian massage.

An active member of the International Ortho-Bionomy Society Dea has studied this gentle but effective positional release technique since 1985.
A member of AMTA (American Massage Therapy Association)

214-893-0035 | smumassage@gmail.com

 

Patrick Kirk

Background/Massage Techniques: Patrick Kirk received his massage therapy license when he moved to Texas in 1994.  He was born and raised in Northern Idaho, where silver mining and abundant outdoor adventures are still a way of life.

His focus is geared towards relieving aches and pains, while promoting overall healthy muscle performance.  Patrick holds several certificates from ongoing massage education programs and is actively involved in the American Massage Therapy Association.  He is also a service provider for several medical wellness and corporate programs.

Although accomplished in various specialized techniques and modalities, thorough deep tissue work remains an integral part of his preferred approach.  His massages are definitely not in the “Fluff & Buff” category…

972-333-3338 | patrick@onthecreek.org

Eric Kristof

Eric

Background: Eric began his career in Information Technology. He has worked: as a medical front office clerk; as a litigation support project manager; as a field technician; as a systems administrator (Windows, Solaris, SunOs, Apollo DOMAIN OS, HP-UX, IRIX, AIX, Linux, Teradata); as a database and network administrator (Sybase/SAP, Oracle, MySQL, Cisco); as a software/hardware development tools support technician (Mentor Graphics, Pro*Engineer, GNU , Clearcase, Aonix STP, Interleaf/Quicksilver); as a computing security compliance auditor; and in his own business as an internet marketer and online retailer. He has worked for various companies either as an employee or contractor, including: TAD Technical Services, Boeing Commercial Airplane Group (777 Program), Microsoft, SmithKline Beecham Clinical Laboratories, DSC Communications, Alcatel, Verizon, TekSystems and Elite Financial Management among others. Currently, Eric works as a massage therapist and in his own business as a writer, internet marketer, and soon-to-be radio broadcaster.

Massage Therapy: Eric's career took a new direction into massage therapy and nursing in the past decade while helping various family members with terminal illnesses and end of life care.
As a Licensed Massage Therapist since 2003, Eric specializes in Seated/Chair Massage, Swedish, Deep Tissue and Sports Massage.

Education & Certifications
1991 University of North Texas, Denton, Texas Bachelors Degree Information Systems Management
2003 Hands On Approach Dallas, Texas Massage Therapist (300 hour program)
2003 Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) Texas License # MT037254 19-June-2003
2008 Collin College, Associate Degree Nursing 12-December-2008
2009 Registered Nurse (RN) Texas License # 765933 24-February-2009
2011 Certified Professional in Health Information Technology (CPHIT) #20204 13-July-2011
2011 Certified Professional in Electronic Health Records (CPEHR) #20196 15-July-2011
2013 Basic Life Saving for Healthcare Providers (BLS) 15-February-2013

Associations
Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP)
American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA)
Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS)
American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
Rotary International & Rotary E-club District 5810

Current Projects
2013 (pre-production) Radio Broadcasting: Producer of "Men's Medical Minute" segments for a new radio show premiering Fall 2013.
2013 (pre-production) Writing: Book: Massage Ethics for Male Massage Therapists to be published Summer 2014.
2013 (in production) Writing: Book: Science Fiction: NerveLynk to be published Summer 2014.

972-998-7331 | eric@eric-andrew-kristof-lmt.com

Martin Scott

Eric

Background: Martin Scott has received training in a wide variety of modalities over the course of an 815.5-hour program at the Texas Center for Massage Therapy in Richardson. These modalities include Trigger Point Therapy, Structural Integration, Sports Massage, Hydrotherapy, and Swedish massage as well as modalities requiring a more intuitive sense such as Acupressure, Craniosacral Therapy, and Shiatsu.

Style: Martin has a gentle yet firm problem-solving approach to his bodywork style. His favorite modalities include the Deep Tissue techniques of Trigger Point and Structural Integration, yet he uses relaxation techniques instead of brute force to achieve the muscular and structural correction needed. He is also a wonderful therapist if all you are looking for is to simply relax and de-compress from a difficult day.

Experience: Upon graduation from TCMT, Martin had already achieved over 150 hours of hands on experience. In addition to his expanding personal “outcall service” based Massage business, he is also employed at a high-end spa/fitness club in Highland Park, Dallas, where he continues to build his knowledge and strengthen his abilities daily.

Background: Since childhood, Martin has had a very detailed tactile sense and has always been the go-to person for his unique solutions to any problem. He is extremely logical and mechanically minded which makes Anatomy and Kinesiology one of his greatest fortes. Aside from being left-brained, he is surprisingly in tune with emotional/intuitive aspects as well. This pairing of sensibility with sensitivity gives him a great advantage as a Massage Therapist, which is why SMU decided to bring him on board.

Susan Younger

Background/Massage Techniques: Susan K. Younger has been a licensed Massage Therapist since 1998 and began massage therapy as a second career after decades in design, architecture and corporate facility management.  Her prior education was a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa in 1974.

After receiving her basic Swedish Massage Training from the Austin School of Massage Therapy, Susan continued with advance training in Myofascial Release certification from the C.O.R.E. Institute of Tallahassee, FL July 1999 and Myofascial Structural Integration certification in June 2000 from the C.O.R.E. Massage Institute of Knoxville, TN. 

She counts the Anatomy Trains course work from Tom Myers as the most inspiring training that helps her visualize the connections throughout the body from head to toe.  Often with this work you are able to understand that an ache in the shoulder or neck is as much effected by issues in feet and legs and not only isolated to the area most associated with pain.

All of her work is based on Myofascial Release and Structural Integration.  Even in chair massage she is able to uses these techniques.  Susan integrates other modalities she has added to her work throughout the years including Ortho-Bionomy, Acupressure, Trigger Point and Reflexology. This training gives her a unique perspective to work with clients to help them understand their own body and what issues they want to focus on in any session. 

After years in corporate work environments she understands the pressures of overwhelming commitments and the effects of extended time frame spent sitting in front of a computer have on an individual to create tension we learn to ignore until it leave you feeling debilitated. 

Susan is a professional member of Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP).

214-677-7109 | skydallas@netzero.net

 

Substitute Therapists

Robin Bennison

Robin

Major: M.S. in Kinesiology
Massage Specialties:
Chair Massage
Sports Massage
Deep Tissue
Trigger Point Therapy
Relaxation/ Swedish
Reflexology
C.I.A.R. Biomechanics of Strength Training

Licensed Massage Therapist since 1993 
Member of Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals

214-986-8575 | rmbenny@gmail.com

Pierre Robinson

Pierre

Background/Massage Techniques: Pierre is currently certified in Swedish and deep tissue massage.  He is continuing his education in sports massage/rehabilitation, trigger point and craniosacral therapy.  Pierre also works at Massage Envy and previously worked at Christus St. Michael Rehabilitation Hospital.

Hobbies/interest: Spending time with his family, watching collegiate sports, swimming, bowling, traveling, watching movies, working health fairs and watching and participating in Greek step shows.

972-467-4071 | probins1@hotmail.com

George Sprague

George

Major: B.S. In chemistry, minor in math, University of Puerto Rico
            Registered Massage Therapist, Hands On Therapy School, Mesquite

Military: Six years, US Army, Captain. Honorable discharge

Language: Fluent in Spanish

Hobbies/interests:  Model & high power rocketry, martial arts, muscle cars, weight lifting.

Work History:
2000 to present:  Massage therapy instructor, Hands On Therapy, Mesquite.  Duties include preparation of curriculum to include source material and text books, power point presentation, examinations and answer keys, student evaluation and progress reports. Subject matters include anatomy and physiology, massage technique, Texas state law, business and ethics, health and hygiene, hydrotherapy and advance work on chair massage and carpal tunnel syndrome.  Also conduct review classes for state board examination.

214-794-7569 | georgethemagician@gmail.com

 

 

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