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About the Owner

Dave Guzman, LMT, CMLDT, CLT

Everyone requires some level of physical and mental maintenance and massage therapy is one of the safest holistic ways to approach this.

 

With a previous career in the auto, PC, and semiconductor industries that came from a foundation with a BS in Electrical Engineering and working for Fortune 500s General Motors, Dell, and AMD, I’m familiar with the physical and mental stress associated with fast-paced, working environments. I understand and appreciate the benefits that massage and physical therapy can provide for people working in sometimes demanding and challenging situations. And, as a former competitive runner, I understand the need to recover and rehabilitate quickly so as to always be on top of my game.

 

So how does a professional make a career move like I did — what were the motivating factors?

 

Massage therapy answered a call for me in ways I could never have dreamed. While I was still practicing engineering, my wife and I took an out-of-state vacation. As part of our unwinding week, we experienced full body massages. My massage left me so relaxed, so free of worry that I wanted to learn how I could give this gift to others. Initially, I sought out licensing as a massage therapist only with the intent of practicing massage therapy part-time. Quickly, though, it became evident that I enjoyed providing a service to people in a low-stress setting and with work that was purposeful and provided plenty of intellectual stimulation. I found more variables and more challenges with massaging people and helping them to find ways to decompress both physically and mentally that I chose to make massage therapy a full-time profession.

 

Through patience and perseverance I have a successful business where I can leverage my own corporate background and apply this into the corporate services I provide for companies and their employees.  And with this life transition, I have been fortunate enough to have my lovely wife, Mary Joy, and my wonderful 15-year old son, Josh, at my side. It is from this joy of life and enjoyment of career that I strive to provide every client a lasting massage experience via Strategic Wellness Services.

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Dave and his wife, Mary Joy, are from Michigan, and they have lived in Austin for over 25 years. Dave, Mary Joy, and Josh are an active family in their community, donating their time, talent, and treasure wherever they can.

 

Licensing

A licensed massage therapist (LMT) in the state of Texas with over 500 hours of massage training:

  • Licensed Massage Therapist – MT043095
  • Certified Lymphedema Therapist
  • Certified Manual Lymph Drainage Therapist – KTM0313TX13 (Vodder Technique)
  • Certified Pregnancy and Postpartum Massage Therapist
  • CPR/AED for adult/child/infant – American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • CPR/AED for adult/child/infant – American Red Cross
  • Professional Member of Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP). – 871099

OHSA Health & Safety Training Certification

  • Office Ergonomics — cert # F6326B88-5DD7-11E3-9CE2-3A52ECA989B3
  • Labor & Industry Ergonomics –cert # 8058A6E6-5DE8-11E3-9CE2-3A52ECA989B3
  • Construction Ergonomics — cert # A714791A-5E9A-11E3-9CE2-3A52ECA989B3

Education

  • A New Beginning School of Massage, Austin, Texas
  • Passed the State Certified Massage Therapy examination
  • Saginaw Valley State University, Michigan: B.S. in Electrical Engineering.

Advanced Massage Courses

  • Oncology massage – University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center (Integrative Medicine program)
  • Myofascial Release (trained by John Barnes PT – MFR program)
  • Foot and Hand Reflexology
  • High-Risk and Postpartum Pregnancy Massage
  • Advanced techniques for shoulder, rotator cuff, lower back, lower leg, neck, TMJ
  • Chair Massage
  • Hot Stone Massage

Skills/Modalities

  • Deep Tissue (Myofascial Release) – trained by John Barnes PT – MFR program
  • Oncology massage
  • Certified Pregnancy Postpartum Massage Therapist
  • Reflexology
  • Advanced techniques for Lower back, Frozen Shoulder, Rotator Cuff, Neck, Lower Leg, Plantar Fasciitis, Tennis/golfers elbow, TMJ
  • Thai Massage – Shiatzu
  • Corporate Chair Massage
  • Trigger Point
  • Active release (ART)
  • Joint stabilization/mobilization
  • Sports Massage
  • Hot Stone Massage
  • Swedish Massage

Community Service

  • Member South Austin Business Council
  • Knights of Columbus – Council 8156
  • Marriage Encounter Circle Leaders, St Catherine’s of Siena Catholic Church
  • Assistant Scoutmaster Troop 448
  • Bailey Middle School Bear Dad volunteer

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