"I enjoy seeing my clients integrate massage therapy into their personal health regimens. What a perfect setting we have here for people to succeed."
Julie has been a Wellness Center team member since 2002. She is a licensed massage therapist and is nationally certified by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. She has twelve years experience in the massage therapy industry. Julie is a graduate of the Santa Monica School of Massage Therapy in California and Blue Cliff College in Louisiana.
She specializes in geriatric massage which takes age-related health conditions into account. Her clients have included people with traumatic brain injuries, joint replacements, diabetes, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis and various other ailments. Julie customizes each session by using modalities such as neuromuscular therapy, deep tissue work, Swedish (circulatory) massage and reflexology.
Tianne D. Lastra
Tianne was born in Puerto Rico and graduated from Sacred Heart University with a Bachelors of Art in Economics and Business. After six years of living in Spain, she moved back to the United States and currently lives in Metairie. In 2006, Tianne started studying Reiki and other Complementary Therapies, and she is now the area’s most extensively trained and certified Reiki Practitioner.
She is a Certified Master Teacher and Practitioner of Usui Reiki, a Teacher and Practitioner of Rainbow Reiki, and a Master and Teacher of Karuna Reiki. She also holds Shihan Kaku status in Jikiden Reiki from Japan. In addition, she is certified in Aromatherapy, Crystal Work, Reiki Drumming, Healing Touch, Pranic Healing, and Pranic Healing Cristal work. She is a Certified Teacher of Angelic Communication and Angel Therapy. She offers Reiki to local Oncology groups, local hospitals, and to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. She believes Reiki can bring many benefits to a person’s well-being, especially in reducing stress.
In 2013, Felicia graduated from Blue Cliff College with a Massage Therapist License. Her massages are customized through integration of various modalities such as Swedish, Deep Tissue, Neuromuscular Therapy, Shiatsu, Reflexology and Synergetic Myofascial Therapy. She also has experience in providing prenatal massages and chair massages for any corporate event. She strives to offer her clients the most rewarding experience possible. She adds, “I am passionate about helping my clients by alleviating their stress, enhancing their mind and body connection and aiding in their overall health and wellness”
In 2011, Makenzi graduated from Delta College of Massage Therapy and began practicing massage therapy on a wide variety of clients. She specializes in client education, and chronic pain relief through mixed-modality massage, which includes Swedish, Deep Tissue, Neuromuscular, and Reflexology. She believes that pain-free living is possible by understanding the way your body responds to its environment, injury or illness, and its quality of care. She also has experience in acute and chronic pain relief, prenatal massage, post-op, joint mobilization, Myofascial/adhesion release and Trigger Point Therapy.
Makenzi understands that every client has unique needs and goals, and every massage should be customized to the client's current needs. Makenzie adds, "It is my pleausre to do everything that I can to get my client feeling better on the table, and to help them understand how to keep their selves feeling better for the long-run."
Sarah Jo Fridley
Sarah Jo Fridley is a Licensed Massage Therapist and Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant specializing in massage therapy and bodywork for individuals with chronic and advanced illnesses. In 2004, she earned her certification in Massage Therapy from the University of Pittsburgh. Since that time she has completed an Associate's degree in Applied Science in Occupational Therapy Assistant at Jamestown Community College in New York and a Bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies in Business and Urban Societies at the University of New Orleans. She has advanced training in oncology massage and Compassionate Touch®. She also performs Swedish, deep-tissue, sports and prenatal massage.
Focusing on patient-centered care, Sarah Jo has worked with Tulane Medical Center, Select Medical Rehab and Alliance Rehab as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant, Rehab Technician, and a Senior FITness™ Exercise Specialist, respectively. She has experience working in acute care and inpatient rehab at the hospital level and at all levels of long-term care communities, including memory care for individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer's or dementia.