Massage Therapy with Tina Meyer, DD, LMT

I’ve had many massages over the past 20 years. Not only because I value the benefits of massage, but I also published two magazines focused on integrative and alternative medicine which connected me with a variety of therapists offering clinical and spa services including massage.

The MindSpa Summer Wellness Package provided the perfect opportunity to purchase six body work sessions at MindSpa for a discount. You can still sign up for the discounted package of treatments through the end of August. The package includes Massage Therapy, Reflexology, Craniosacral Therapy, Lymphatic Drainage, Energy Balancing, Acupressure Massage, and Facilitated Stretching.

I completed two of the sessions in July and I will complete two more in August and the final two sessions in September. Tina Meyer, DD, LMT was my initial therapist for the first two sessions. My next two sessions in August will include separate treatments with Christina Lilley, LMT, and Jen Tescher, LMT, FB.

Tina is one of the most impressive massage therapists I’ve worked with. Her depth of knowledge stands out and she takes her profession seriously. I’m not just referring to her knowledge about massage techniques and muscular anatomy. Tina is also astute about human nature and deeply perceptive in her interactions with her clients.

One of the positive surprises about MindSpa’s Summer Wellness Package is how creative Tina and her team are in customizing the treatments to each client. Most of the sessions combine at least two of the six therapies. For example, in my first two sessions Tina did a combination of massage, guided stretching and energy balancing.

Tina has a positive energy about her and she’s also gentle and attentive. After a thoughtful consultation about my overall wellness, she used a plumb line to get a better read on my posture and probable issues based on the symmetry of my body. How we stand and carry ourselves often reveals clues to prior and current conditions. Tina noticed that one shoulder was higher than the other and that was partly due to an injury playing basketball more than 25 years ago.

Tina entered the massage profession in 1996 after seeing its value in helping her recover from a work place injury. She estimates that she has completed about 8,500 massage therapy sessions over the past 18 plus years.

Tina even taught massage in Denver and also locally at the Florida College of Natural Health. That obviously contributes to her confidence and competence. In addition to being a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT), she has also completed a Doctor of Divinity certification program. Tina said her spiritual studies deepened her sense of compassion for other people and her sensitivity about human needs.

The best thing I can say about Tina is she’s one of the best massage therapists I’ve ever met. I felt immediately comfortable with her insights about me and her overall sensibilities about my health and wellness. It was easy to bond with her and that is the key to a positive relationship with any therapist or health professional.

I’m looking forward to my next two sessions with Christina Lilley, LMT and Jen Tescher, LMT, FB in August. I’ve met them both and I’m impressed with their credentials and enthusiasm. My session with Jen will be particularly interesting since she will be combining a facial with some reflexology. Focusing on my face and feet are treatments I don’t normally enjoy so I’m excited about the opportunity.