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.


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.


Jaclyn Parker, LMT

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.