An adult human spine typically consists of 26 moveable segments: seven cervical vertebras, twelve thoracic vertebras, five lumbar vertebras, one sacrum, and one coccyx (tailbone). Intervertebral d ...View Article
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Larry Deffebrio, LMT
I have been a licensed professional in the Austin healthcare field since 1991, in private practice working with medical doctors, chiropractors, nurses, physical therapists, fitness trainers and a variety of healthcare and educational providers, hospitals, health spas, clinics, corporations and special events.
My education includes but is not limited to:
Southwest Texas State University
United States Air force Medical Center
Austin School of Massage Therapy
Austin School of Massage MTI- Instructor
Glen Gabriel, LMT
"Hello, I am Glen Gabriel the massage therapist, also known as "Gabe".
First, I want to say its an honor and a pleasure to work here at Hensley Wellness Center. The folks here are incredible and have the same mindset as I, and that is to lend a hand "to help bring healing to the community one person at a time."
I was inspired to become a licensed massage therapist (LMT) back in 1991 and graduated from massage school in 1993 and have never looked back! However I started working in the health profession in 1982 as a physical therapy aide and since then I have educated and trained to become a physical therapist tech. I had the experience to work in various therapeutic professions in conjunction with working as an LMT as well. Subsequently, I have found my gift and passion as a healing arts practitioner.
I focus a large amount of my massage techniques (but by no means solely) in Myofascial Release (MFR). MFR is used to treat somatic dysfunction. It's purpose is to relax contracted muscles, increase circulation and lymphatic drainage as well as stimulate the "stretch reflex" of muscles and connective tissue (fascia, for example)
It has been my experience personally and professionally that this is a very effective technique to help those who are subject to being in very "static" positions for long periods of time, due to their working conditions. (You know who you are- office personnel, computer support, etc...) After long, stressful work days your body takes a beating! Some other massage disciplines I like to implement are postural changing in nature such as deep tissue massage, body movement techniques, and various other therapeutic techniques as well. All this to say the objective is to get a person moving and feeling better with little or no pain which ultimately makes for a healthier and happier you!"
Here for your best Health,