Meet Our Staff

Barbara G. White, LMT, MTI, BCTMB, CLT, CDT

Barbara has been a licensed Massage Therapist since 1999 and has pursued continuing education along many paths including Neuromuscular Therapy, Myofascial Release and Non-Western modalities such as Thai Massage, Shiatsu, Reflexology and Ayurvedic Massage Treatments. Her practice has centered around Neuromuscular and therapeutic therapies for chronic pain and structural imbalances as well as Lymphatic Drainage for Cancer, Post-Op, Lymphedema and Wellness since 1999 where she has shown excellence in her field.
Currently, Barbara is offering Lymphatic Drainage Services, Myofascial Release, Cupping, Raindrop Technique, Ayurvedic Therapies, Thai Massage, Ashiatsu (Barefoot Sole Massage), Hot Bamboo Massage, LomiLomi Hawaiian Massage and Spa Therapies.

In 2002 Barbara founded Academy for the Healing Arts, a massage school in Southeast Texas. The school was closed due to hurricanes Rita and Ike. She began teaching for Louisiana Institute of Massage Therapy, in Lake Charles, LA soon after, and established the massage therapy program at Vista College in Beaumont, TX where she worked as Program Chair and Lead Instructor. In 2008, Barbara White Seminars, a Nationally Certified Continuing Education Company (NCBTMB Approved Provider) was added to her practice and she began presenting Continuing Education courses in Texas, Louisiana, Florida and Georgia.
Her unique teaching style facilitates the learning and understanding of the materials and theory necessary to achieve excellence in the Massage Therapy and Bodywork fields. Barbara has developed and published multiple massage therapy curriculum and 64 continuing education programs.
Through these varied experiences, she is able to offer exceptional professionalism and training in these fields of study. Her belief in the power of bodywork as a tool for healing, wellness, and change is reflected in her teaching and clinical practice.


Lori Wellman, LMT, MTI

Lori began as a direct student of Barbara White and has been practicing Therapeutic Massage since 2012. She has worked side by side with Barbara for the past 9 years. Lori licensed as an instructor in 2018 and is building her professional track. Her specialties include Deep Tissue, Cupping, Lymphatic Drainage and Prenatal. In addition, she also provides LomiLomi Hawaiian Massage, Hot Stone Massage and Hot Bamboo Massage. Recently she completed training in Myofascial Release and is working toward proficiency in this field. Along with her Massage modalities, Lori offers a variety of Spa services including Hot Towel Massage, Coconut Oil Scalp Massages, Face Treatments, Sugar Scrubs, Body masques and Paraffin treatments. Log in and Book a massage with her to see a full listing of services she offers.


https://images.massagebook.com/img1536735f3f17d800a6a2.93751026Karen French, LMT

Karen has officially joined our team, bringing experience specializing in Swedish, Prenatal, Hot Stone Massage, Deep Tissue massage and Lymphatic Drainage. Karen graduated from The Louisiana Institute of Massage Therapy, one of the best massage schools in this region. She has a passion to help people and relieve stress and muscular pain through massage and stretching. Intuition and communication are her favorite tools.

 


Anthony Smith_0636Paul Anthony Smith, LMT

Anthony moved to Texas about 12 years ago and has been licensed as a massage therapist since 2013. He enjoys helping people improve aberrant pain patterns and excels in neck work and relieving upper and lower back pain. Specializing in deep tissue, Tony also provides Relaxation Swedish massage, Hot Stone, LomiLomi Hawaiian Massage and assisted stretching. Anthony has spent nearly 10 years providing lymphatic drainage and provides ultrasound treatments for lymphatics and muscle/tendon strains, k-taping and cupping. His personality is warming and inviting. Come meet Anthony.


Kayla Tanner, LMTKayla Tanner, LMT

Educated at Texas School of Massage in Houston, Kayla brings mastery in Swedish/Relaxation Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Prenatal Massage and Reflexology. Additionally, she offers Hot Stone Massage and spa treatments such as Coconut Oil Scalp Massage, Body Sugar Scrubs and Masks.Helping people feel their best, and relieving stress from every-day life brings Kayla joy and a passion for her work. She is training for Manual Lymphatic Drainage as well as Myofascial Release, Ashiatsu Barefoot Massage and Hot Bamboo Therapy and will be offering those soon.


Jaclyn graduated as Salutatorian from the LA Institute of Massage in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
She has continued her education taking courses such as Manual Lymphatic Drainage, and Hot Stone Therapy. She is actively learning new skills such as Barefoot and Sports Massage.
Jaclyn has always had a passion for helping people, and is successful in treating stress related concerns, injuries, acute and chronic pain with varied techniques, from deep tissue therapy to relaxation techniques. Her specialty is Trigger Point Therapy and Myofascial Release.
Besides Massage Therapy, Jaclyn enjoys volunteering as a member of the Texas Native Plant Society and the Texas Master Naturalist Program she is often out and about, birding, hiking, and spending time with her family.