"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.
Leslie attended Blue Cliff College where she specialized in Swedish, deep tissue massage, sports massage, hot stone massage, and prenatal massage. She is a licensed massage therapist, and is certified through the Federal State Massage Therapy Board. She has been practicing Massage Therapy for over five years.
She has gained experience working with a wide variety of ailments, including joint replacements, pulled muscles, and fibromyalgia. She has worked at the Serenity Spa inside the JW Marriot and the Riverside Spa in the French Quarter. Her main goal is to provide a unique and effective massage experience during the client’s session. Leslie believes massage therapy can help people with their aches and pain, or with relaxation.
"Happiness is a state of mind, attained by giving some to other."
Patrick has been a massage therapist since 2003. His certifications and specialties include Deep Tissue-Neuromuscular Therapy, Sport Massage, Fibromyalgia Massage and Therapeutic Massage. He has been employed at The Wellness Center since 2005. Patrick has been doing chair massage since 2007 for The Wellness Center, Harrah's Casino and the Whole Foods Market. His work for Chiropractors and in gym settings has made him experienced in Therapeutic Massage.
Becky has been a massage therapist since 2008. She has recently joined the massage therapy team here at the Wellness Center. Her specialties are deep tissue, Swedish, and prenatal massage. Each massage is customized to the needs of her clients. Becky also has experience in working with home health patients to help ease their recovery. She is excited and looks forward to meeting and working with you.
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.