Deena Burks - Licensed Massage Therapist
Deena is a graduate of the White River School of Massage in Fayetteville, Arkansas at the top of her class. Her program was over 700 hours of study in a variety of different modalities. She has been a practicing massage therapist/body worker for over 16 years. Her love of West African dance led her to travel around the US. Therefore, she has practiced and held licenses in Colorado, New Mexico, California and Oklahoma. Deena is a professional member of the American Massage Therapy Association.
Note from Deena -
*I believe that anything that can be done to the body can be undone. I believe in my own intuition and experience when it comes to the human body and healing. I believe physical and spiritual alignment are equally important th health and healing. I also believe in the patient's own body's ability to heal itself.
Every massage is tailored to meet each client's individual needs and is a blend of different modalities.
~OUR MISSION IS TO PROVIDE CLIENT-CENTERED, RELAXING AND THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE THERAPY IN A NONJUDGMENTAL, NURTURING AND SUPPORTIVE ENVIRONMENT
Nina Madsen - Owner/Licensed Massage Therapist
Nina is a native of New Jersey and moved to Tulsa in 2009 from NYC. While living in NYC, she received her massage therapy education/associates degree in occupational studies (1,250 hour program) from the Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences - the nation's oldest massage therapy program in 2008. She also received her BFA in Dance/Choreography & Performance from the University of North Carolina at Greensoboro in 2005 and her Certificate of Movement Analysis from the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies in NYC in 2006. She also spent one year abroad abroad studying dance for two semesters at the Western Australia Academy of Performing Arts in Perth, Australia and Teatterikorkeakoulu (The Theatre Academy of Finland) in Helsinki.
She has 10 years of clinical experience and is a professional member of the American Massage Therapy Association and a certified member of the Associated Body and Massage Professionals . She is fascinated with the anatomy and physiology of the body and strives to bring body, mind and spirit into balance in each session. She currently also is Co-Director/Director of Modern Dance for Portico Dance Theatre here in Tulsa. She lives with her fiance and two rescue dogs Charlie and Wilson.
*We both stay up to date regarding continuing education courses for Oklahoma State Law (5 CEUS bianually) and New York State Law for Nina (36 CEUS trianually). The American Massage Therapy Association requires 48 CEUS every four years and the Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals requires 16 CEUS bianually.
Some courses we have taken include the following:
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (8 CEUS), Helping Clients Manage Migraines (3 CEUS), Low Back Pain and Massage (4 CEUS), Sports Injuries and Massage (4 CEUS), Eminence Hungarian Facial Massage (4 CEUS), Business Basics for the Entrepreneur (7CEUS), HIV & AIDS: A Deeper Look (6 CEUS), Lyme & Massage (8 CEUS), Massage Workplace Disaster Planning (4 CEUS) Massage Research (3 CEUS), Migraine and Massage (20 CEUS), Massage Worksplace Disaster Planning (4 CEUS), Ethics One (6 CEUS), More Ethics (15 CEUS), Massaging Your Business (12 CEUS), Aromatherapy (4 CEUS), AIDS/HIV and Other Contagious Disease Prevention (4 CEUS), How MRSA Impacts your Practice (4 CEUS), Alzheimers (4 CEUS) and Prevention of Medical Errors (3 CEUS).