donna freeman

Donna Freeman, LMT, NKT, MAT

 

Donna Freeman LMT, NKT, MAT, Structured Joint Balancing, found her way into massage therapy sort of by accident. After she helped a supervisor reduce her migraine pain, the woman encouraged Donna to enter the massage field to help others as she had helped her. Since that first experience of helping reduce someone’s pain where other therapies had failed, Donna’s passion has been to provide relief to those who are suffering. Massage therapy and the other related fields she has mastered also allow her to help her clients improve all aspects of their lives and reach their fullest human potential. For Donna, graduating from massage school in 2001 with honors was only the first step. Seeing the body as an amazing movement machine, she sought out the great teachers in massage and many other related fields, which has allowed her to develop a practice that offers a wide variety healing options to her clients.

Continuing education plays an essential role in Donna’s success. The many disciplines she has studied have allowed her to see a client’s body and its problems as a whole; and to plan each session to fit the client’s individual needs. After completing her massage therapy training and certification, Donna became interested in helping clients incorporate correct stretching techniques and body work with the “active release” technique. She next achieved advanced certification in Myoskeletal alignment, or structural integration. Then, she earned level 1 certification in neurokinetic therapy (NKT), which treats dysfunction instead of chasing pain; she is currently working toward certification at level 2. Her next challenge was functional improvement screen (FMS) with corrective exercise, which works out asymmetries for whole-body wellness, helping clients build mobility and then stability. Donna’s training also includes myofascial release (for TMJ), trigger-point therapy (a muscle stripping technique), orthopedic massage, PNF stretching, sports injury, sports massage, postural correction, dynamic stretching, restorative breathing, core training, advanced injury, plantar fasciitis and carpal tunnel modalities, kinesiology taping, and FAKTR, instrument-assisted massage. MRT is stretch with muscle stripping. Foot reflexology, and raindrop therapy, which uses essential oils that work while the client is in a deeply relaxed state. The combination of an amazing intuitive ability with her many skills provides her clients with a whole-health experience. Donna’s thirst for knowledge leads her to continually seek out the best classes to teach her new ways to relieve pain and improve the lives of her clients.

“I have been located in Bellaire, TX for over 17 years where I extended my education and knowledge base in many massage techniques including Deep Tissue, Therapeutic Massage, Sports Massage, Muscle Testing, NKT, FMS, Restorative Breathing, Anatomy in Motion, Medicupping, Corrective Exercise, Dynamic Stretching, Muscle Release, Trigger Point, Muscle Stripping. Z Health. Reflexology.”

Lyn woods

Lyn Woods, LMT

 

My journey over 100 lbs. ago, when my children decided to tell me their truth about how they felt About my weight gain and how it affected our family. To be honest, I was tired of myself. Daily activities were difficult. Walking up and down the stairs was killing my knees. My cousin brought to my attention this noise I made when moving. I realized I was in a lot of pain, all the time. To top it all off, I was only 27 but felt 127. I was entirely too young and I had children to raise. I also wanted them to learn how to take care of themselves. I was sick and tired of being sick and tired. I dedicated myself to finding a healthy and happier me. Learning how to take care of my health became my passion. 

 

To pay it forward, I became a certified personal trainer so I could encourage someone else on their weight loss journey. While working with a particular client his chronic shoulder pain began interrupting his workouts, overall feelings of well-being, and getting comfortable for sleep was bothersome. In an effort to minimize his pain, I stumbled onto the benefits of massage during a regular workout session. I returned to school at the Cortiva Institute, formerly known as the Texas Center of Massage Therapy and became a licensed massage therapist. Knowledge as a personal trainer and licensed massage therapist allowed my clients and I to develop programs that meet their needs by incorporating massage for injury rehabilitation and exercises for strengthening without pain.

My Mission To help you learn about you, without your pain. Healthy, active, and in pain do not match. It is not just about your weekly sweat sesh. Health and wellness includes unlearning to live with daily pain. Let’s work together build an inclusive Self Care plan that focuses on you and ridding you of pain. When I am not massaging or coaching; I’m on my mom job to one boy and one girl. In my spare time, I design graphics, paint, create layouts, and doodle. I thoroughly love working out!

Donna's Education & Certifications

DOLPHIN MPS
AMINO NEURO FREQUENCY
FUNCTIONAL MOVEMENT SYSTEMS (FMS 2) CERTIFIED
FAKTR – Manual & Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue
MAT- ERIK DALTON’S MYOSKELETAL ALIGNMENT ADVANCED CERTIFIED
Z Health-
Certificates in Essentials, R-Phase, T-Phase, I-Phase, Structure, Sustenance, Spirit & Stamina. Movement Re-education Specialist, Movement Integration Specialist.
PRIMAL REFLEX RELEASE TECHNIQUE
MEDICUPPING
Anatomy in Motion
NeuroKinetic Therapy Level 2 Certified
Personal Trainer Certified
Shoulder Rehabilitation Continue Education
Back Rehabilitation Continue Education
Muscle Release Technique
Advanced Deep Tissue
Restorative Breathing
ADVANCED DEEP TISSUE
HOT STONE MASSAGE
FOOT REFLEXOLOGY
ESSENTIAL OILS & EUROPEAN RAIN DROP THERAPY

Lyn's Education & Certifications

DOLPHIN MPS
HIMALAYAN SALT STONES
MEDICUPPING
PERSONAL TRAINING
GUA SHU
ORTHO-BIONOMY
SPORTS MASSAGE

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