About: Ellen Meyer LMT RP TYP CST CTP
- Role : Licensed Massage Therapist, Cupping Therapy, Ashiatsu Barefoot Massage Instructor
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- Experience : 8 Years
- Specialist in : Deep Tissue Massage Therapy, CranioScaral, Fire Cupping Therapy, Cupping Therapy, Thai Yoga Massage, Ashiatsu Barefoot Masasge, Sports Massage
Hello Everyone. My name is Ellen Meyer. I graduated from Carlson College of Massage Therapy in 2011. I am licensed by the state of Iowa. When I first went to massage school I had no idea the amount of modalities and styles of massage that were included in the scope of massage therapy. I had a desire to learn as much as possible. Education has always been a passion and the foundation of my career. During my 8 year career in massage therapy I have taken 300+ hours of continuing education.
During my first year as a massage therapist I had the opportunity to travel to Chiang Mai, Thailand. I attended The Sunshine Massage school and received my certification in Thai Yoga Massage. Being a Thai Yoga Massage Practitioner has opened so many doors and opportunities. My clients responded so well to this new modality and on average I have 10-15 Thai Massage appointments a month.
I have always been considered a deep tissue massage therapist. I knew that if I wanted to have a long career in massage I would have to explore other modalities. The spa I worked at many of the therapists offered Ashiatsu Barefoot Massage. Ashiatsu is a form of deep tissue massage where the therapist uses their feet instead of their hands. The therapist stands on the table and with the help of Ashiatsu over head bars the therapist uses their foot to start at the clients ankle and goes up the body to the shoulder without breaking contact resulting in long continuous deep tissue strokes. I had my concerns about taking a Ashiatsu class, I'm 5'10 and at the time I weighted over 230 pounds I thought there is no way I am going to be able to stand on a table with a client and do this technique. I spoke with Wahneta Dimmer LMT and she assured me that I would not only be able to hold myself up and do this modality it would become one of my favorite massages to give and receive. I took the class and Wahneta was right, I didn't feel my weight played a roll in wether I could or could not perform Ashiatsu. Over the years I have gained weight and I have lost weight wether is was to do with lifestyle changes and/or pregnancies my weight ranged from 190-250 lbs, and never once did my weight get in the way of working on clients. I felt extremely confident that I had found my answer to saving my wrists and hands and would be able to prolong my massage career for many years. After 5 years of being a Ashiatsu Massage Practitioner I had the opportunity to join The Barefoot Masters owned by Michelle Mace LMT. Michelle the creator of the Ahh-shiatsu program and who had taught Wahneta and was looking for instructors to join her team. I jumped at the chance to teach this amazing course. I knew there had to be other therapists out there who could use a chance to give their hands a rest but might not think they can or should do Ashiatsu. I have met so many people teaching these classes and truly believe Ashiatsu is one modality that every therapist should have in their arsenal.
Cupping Therapy has become a big part of many of my clients' wellness plans. With the use of dry cupping and fire cupping my clients have found that their sore muscles and circulation improve. I am happy to show an introduction to cupping to all clients who are interested in experiencing and learning more about this amazing modality.
Since completing Massage Therapy School, I have taken continuing education training and have become an Advanced Reiki Practitioner, Cranial Scaral Practitioner, Infant Massage Instructor, Ashiatsu Practitioner, and Cupping Practitioner. I am currently working towards more certifications in Orthopedic massage and Tibetan techniques.
I look forward to working with all of you and hope to see you in a class very soon!