Staff List


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Ying Yan Lechner
Introducing Ying: "I am Ying, originally from China, where I worked as a nurse, came here and wanted to continue helping people so I became a massage therapist."
 
Licensed since: 2013
 
Advanced Trainings:
 
Deep tissue
Prenatal massage
 
Areas of Specialty:
 
Neck and Shoulders
Glutes
Lower back
Hands
Feet
Vanessa McDowell
Introducing Vanessa: "My name is Vanessa, I love my job and my kids. When I am not working, I am helping my oldest daughter achieve her college softball dreams."
 
Licensed since: 2005
 
Advanced Trainings:
 
Swedish
Deep Tissue
Prenatal
Trigger point
 
Areas of Specialty:
 
Neck and Headache relief
Carpel Tunnel
Prenatal
Relaxation
Upper body
 
What clients are saying:
 
"Vanessa, is the best! She really listened to me during assessment and worked hard to loosen all my tight muscles/ problem areas. Now, I'm pain free. Thanks to her superb skill. I really felt that she cared even without saying a word."
 
Shellie - Tier 2 Wade
Introducing Shellie:
 
Licensed since: 2006
 
Advanced Trainings:
 
Advanced Neuomuscular 
Deep Tissue
Prenatal massage
sports massage
Cupping
Swedish
 
Areas of Specialty:
 
Relaxation
Neck
Legs
Hips
 
 
 
Tier: 2
Alexandria Deininger
Introducing Alexandria: "I hate getting a massage" said no one ever.
 
Licensed since: 2005
 
Advanced Trainings:
 
Deep tissue
Prenatal massage
Stretching
Headaches
Sciatic
 
Areas of Specialty:
 
Sciatic problems
Headaches
 
Amy - Tier 3 Krauss
" My name is Amy and I am a Tier 3 therapist and I specialize in pain relief and chronic pain management."
 
Advanced trainings:
-Advanced neuromuscular therapy
-Therapeutic cupping
-Myofascial release
-Geriatric and elderly care
-Oncology massage (cancer care) pre- and post treatment
-Lymphatic drainage
-Advanced stretching and therapeutic exercise
 
Areas of specialty include:
-Neck and shoulder injuries
-Tension headaches/ migraines/ TMJ issues
-Repetitive motion injuries
-Postural problems and correction
-Fibromyalgia
-Sport and athletic injury
-Stress and anxiety relief
-Chronic pain problems
**Minors are welcome with parent or guardian present

 

Tier: 3

 

What clients are saying

"Amy is the best!! She adjusts to my needs for that visit but remembers issues I've had before in case they need addressed. If I'm chatty, she joins in but if I want to be silent, she respects that. My favorite masseuse EVER!!"

"Having pulled my hamstring at a Saturday afternoon track meet, I was in agony, and barely able to walk, when I saw Amy, one of your Tier 3 therapists, on Sunday morning. She worked wonders! Although I am still in some pain, my condition is much improved as a result of our session. I look forward to seeing her again in a week."

"Amy is the most skilled and talented massage therapist I have ever been to. Her unique insight, ability and therapeutic touch has made my healing possible after a serious accident last year."

Sheila - Tier 2 Riley-Estrada
Introducing Sheila: "My name is Sheila and I love spending time with my grandkids."

Licensed Since: 1997  
 
Advanced Trainings:  
 
Deep tissue
Hot stone
Swedish
Sports
Prenatal
 
Areas of Specialty:
Upper body
Neck and shoulders
Lower back
Glutes  
 
Certified burn scar therapist
 
Tier: 2
Anita Turner
Introducing Anita: "My name is Anita and massage therapy found me because i have the inclination to help people."
 
Licensed since: 2002
 
Advanced trainings:
 
Advanced Neuromuscular
Oncology massage
Hospice massage
 
Areas of specialty:
Neck
Low back
 
What clients are saying:
 
"Anita is my regular therapist and is excellent at what she does. She is keenly attuned to my semi weekly changes in bodily and mental health and adjusts her performance accordingly. She is the reason I make and keep my recurring appointments."
 
 
Shayla - Tier 2 Prater
Introducing Shayla:
 
Licensed since: 2000/2001
 
Advanced Trainings:
 
Advanced Neuromuscular
4-Handed massage
Prenatal massage/Sideline
Sports massage
TMJ release
Stretching
Reflexology
Aromatherapy
 
Areas of Specialty:
 
Headaches
Tension release
Neck
Shoulders
Back
Stretching
 
 
Tier 2
 
Anne Marie - Tier 3 Baumgartner
Introducing Anne Marie: "I have always been interested in the sciences and the human body, received my Ph.D. in Biology and now teach Biology, Anatomy and Physiology and Nutrition. I enjoy using massage therapy as a tool to help people improve their ability to move. Whether from a new or old injury, postural distortions or disease, massage helps improve posture and strength, and reduces restrictions and pain."

Licensed since: 1996

Advanced Trainings:

Deep tissue
Myofascial release
Myoskeletal
Sports
Muscle Restore
Neuromuscular
Basic Reflexology

Areas of Specialty:

Body structure and posture
Headaches, Migraines, frozen shoulder, non-congenital torticollis, axillary cording, sciatica, piriformis syndrome, sacroiliac joint disfunction, coccydynia, radiculopathy, neural deficit, ankylosing spondylitis, stenosis, herniated disks, degenerative disks, Tennis Elbow, Golfer’s Elbow, Student’s Elbow, Runner’s Knee, Jumper’s Knee

 

Tier: 3

 

What clients are saying

 

"Always very professional. My massage therapist is very caring and very capable; honestly, Ann Marie is the best massage therapist that I have gone to in the past few years."

Sandy Trevino
Introducing Sandy: "I'm Sandy, a vibrant, loving, caring woman. I'm living up to my high standards which is my name, "Helper". I am also bilingual in English and Spanish.
 
Licensed since: 1995
 
Advanced Trainings:
 
I've had the privilege to teach for 7 years at an institute in California, offering 1,000 certified hours. I continue to improve in the following:
Myofascia Release
Deep Tissue
Sports massage
Prenatal massage
Passive joint movements
Trigger point therapy
Cryotherapy
Cupping
Aromatherapy
Reflexology
Anatomy and Kinesiology
 
Areas of Specialty:
 
My specialty in impacting people at their level of care needed and/or allowed to progress their welfare. 
 
Anthony - Tier 2 Perez
Hello, my name is Anthony Perez. I have been a licensed Massage Therapist since 2005. I received my Massage Instructors license in 2014 and since then I have had the opportunity to assist and instruct classes that are given here at Oak Haven. I strive to continually improve and refine my massage techniques in order to meet all my clients diverse needs. In my spare time I enjoy hanging out with family and friends and playing my guitar.

 

Advaced Trainings:


Neuro-Muscular (OHM)
Structural Body Work
Shiatsu
Cupping
Reflexology
Sports Massage
Level 1 Reiki
Accupressure

Areas of Specialty:


General pain relief and range of motion issues: Headache, Shoulder Pain, Low Back Discomfort etc…

 

Tier: 2

 

What clients are saying

"Anthony was attentive to my requests and made recommendations on lifestyle changes to aid my recovery."

 

"Anthony was wonderful. He listened to my complaints of pain and knew exactly what I needed. By the next morning, I no longer had the pain in my low back. Thank you Anthony!"

Art Martinez
Introducing Art: "My name is Art, since I was 16 years old I have been fascinated with body building. Ever since I came into the field of massage it has improved my education to muscle reaction and regeneration. Massage has also helped my heart to help people get their lives back by educating them and releasing their bodies of stress and imbalance."
 
Licensed since: 1994
 
Advanced Trainings:
 
Massage instructor
Advanced Nueromuscular
Deep Tissue
Sports
Balance with treatment and activity
 
Areas of Specialty:
 
Full body
 
What clients are saying
 
"I see Art for therapy massages and he is particularly outstanding. I have tried other therapists through your new client specials and every one was great. But the very best of all is Art for my healing purposes. I can go in limping or having trouble sitting in the car without sciatica and leave with blessed relief. Most problems can be solved in one to two sessions as Art is highly effective and fully dedicated to the art of therapeutic massage healing. I consider myself extremely blessed to have Art as my massage therapist. He is dedicated and competent and his heart is that of one devoted to healing others. I always recommend Oak Haven as the best massage place in San Antonio. It is my safe haven for healing."
 
 
What clients are saying
 
"My specialist was Art, great guy plus he really knows what he's doing. I came in a little stiff, not really sore but getting close. Art knew just what needed to be done. It seemed he knew all the spots and, within minutes, I felt the tension start to leave me. In fact, close to the end, I think I may have fallen asleep. I got home and realize how great I felt, so relaxed, limber and ready again to face the world."
 
Athena Alderete
Introducing Athena: "I am Athena, mother of 2, and love being a massage therapist because I believe the body is a very powerful mechanism."
 
Licensed Since: 2002
 
Advanced Trainings:
 
Deep Tissue
Therapeutic
Prenatal
Cranial Sacral
Reflexology
 
Areas of Specialty:
 
Combination of therapeutic and deep tissue massage. 
 
 
Rose - Tier 2 Tiller
Introducing Rose: "My name is Rose and I enjoy fishing and I also adopt orphaned pets.”
 

Licensed Since: 1998

 

Areas of Specialty:

 

Neck & shoulders
Low back
Neuromuscular massage
Incorporate lymphatic drainage & reflexology in massage

 

What clients are saying:

"I've been seeing Rose for almost 2 years and she has reduced pain and given me more flexibility in the neck and upper back. She is great at pointing out ideas to improve my day-to-day activities. She's awesome."

 

Tier: 2

 

What clients are saying

"The massage really helped me feel better. Rose also educated me on a lot of things to help me with my sleep and stress. She made me very comfortable and relaxed which I haven’t felt in a very long time. I would definitely go back soon and recommend Oak Haven to anyone that is in need of a massage."

Bob - Tier 2 Ellis

 

Bob Bio from Advanced NeuroMuscular Training on Vimeo.


Licensed Since: 1992


Advanced Trainings:

Thai
Trigger Point
Medical Massage
Sports Massage
Gua Sha
Deep Tissue
Swedish
Neuromuscular
Stretching
Active release


Areas of Specialty:

Neck and shoulders
Low back
Glutes
Full body massage
Sports injuries


Tier: 2
 
 
What clients are saying:
 
"I have received such relief after my session that I can now walk, stand and sit without any back pain. I have searched for decades for relief and have finally found it."
 

 

Robin - Tier 2 Anthony
Introducing Robin: I am a Therapeutic level therapist here at Oak Haven. I am interested in customizing each session for my clients by addressing specific areas of pain or dysfunction, stress and tension.

Advanced Trainings:
Deep Tissue
Advanced Neuromuscular Techniques
Advanced Myofascial Techniques

Areas of Specialty:
Full Body Therapeutic Massage
Head & Neck pain
Lower Back & Hip pain
Upper Back & Shoulder pain

 
 
Tier: 2
 
Rene - Tier 3 Jimenez
Introducing Rene: "I am Rene, I have an idea that the body has an innate ability to heal itself and massage jump starts this process."
 
Licensed Since: 2008
 
Advanced Trainings:
 
Neck pain
Arm pain
Low back and Hip pain
Stretching
Medical massage
Sports and Orthopedic massage
Trigger point therapy
Normalization of soft tissue
Swedish
Prenatal massage
Infant massage
Reiki
Polarity massage
Integrative therapy
Zen shiatsu
Reflexology
Cupping
 
 
Areas of Specialty:
 
Pain management
Pre and Post surgery
Deep relaxation
Neck pain
Shoulders
Low back
Hip problems
 
Tier: 3
 
Cannie - Tier 2 Brown
Introducing Cannie: "My name is Cannie and my main focus is not to see you for the rest of your life but to help you get on with your life! I am the head instructor for Oak Haven’s continuing education program.”

Licensed Since: 2000
 
Advanced Trainings:
 

Trigger point
Deep tissue
Myofascial release
Sports massage
Swedish
Neuromuscular
Myoskeletal realignment

 

Areas of Specialty:

 

Acute and chronic pain relief and extreme range of motion issues related to soft tissue injuries

 

Tier: 2

 

 

Cannie from Advanced NeuroMuscular Training on Vimeo.

Patricia Alvarez
Introducing Patricia: "My name is Patricia, I have been employed with Oak Haven since the beginning, almost 9 years." Licensed since: 2001 Advanced Trainings: ReflexologyDeep tissue Areas of Specialty: Specialty style- deep relaxing massageNeckFeet- "Happy feet, Happy body" 
Cynthia - Tier 2 Epperson
Introducing Cynthia: "Greetings. My name is Cynthia Epperson. I have been licensed since June 2001 and have been a part of Oak Haven team for 7 years. I enjoy traveling, reading, cooking, and being with family. I have always been interested in alternative healing methods and through massage therapy, and all its modalities has brought me great joy by helping my clients realize their greatest strengths from massage, proper nutrition, and exercise."
 
Licensed Since: 2001
 
Advanced Trainings:
 
Advanced Neuromuscular
Neck pain
Arm/shoulder pain
Low back, hip and glut pain
Stretching
Sports massage
Cupping
 
Areas of specialty:
 
Swedish/deep relaxation
Prenatal massage
Cupping
Deep tissue
Headaches/TMJ
 
 
Tier: 2
 
 
 
CJ - Tier 2 Laboy
Introducing CJ: "My name is CJ. I've been a massage therapist for over 13 years and I'm only getting better, I look forward to helping you improve the quality of your life."
 
Licensed since: 1999
 
Advanced Trainings:
 
Deep Tissue
Sports massage
 
Areas of Specialty:
 
Neck and shoulders
Hips
Low back
Deeper muscles behind shoulder blades
 
Tier: 2
 
 
What clients are saying:
 
"CJ was extremely attentive. He listened to my concerns and addressed them throughout the session. He went a step beyond and provided me with tips to help alleviate some issues."
 
Michael Kirk
Introducing Michael: "I enjoy using slow deep broad strokes which loosen the facial network. Working this way also decreases the amount of soreness felt the next day."
 
Licensed since: 2008
 
Advanced Trainings:
 
Head and neck pain
Low back pain
TMJ dysfunctions
 
Areas of Specialty:
 
Deep tissue
Trigger point
Deep myofascial compression
 
Denise - Tier 2 Lozano
Introducing Denise: "It is my passion to help people, and get them out of pain."
 
Licensed since: 2001
 
Advanced Trainings:
 
Deep tissue integrative and structural bodywork
Shiatsu
Sports massage
Myofascia
Advanced Neuromuscular 
 
Areas of Specialty:
 
Neck and shoulder pain
TMJ
Headaches
Carpal tunnel
Lower back pain
Sciatica
Plantar Fasciitis 
Shin splints
Repetitive stress injuries
 
 
Tier: 2

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