Athena opened Bodyworks Massage Therapy Clinic and Apothecary in Killeen, Tx in 1988. In 2003 she relocated in Austin, Texas working primarily in the advanced cranio/sacral and lymphatic drainage arena. She has treated a variety of challenging structural and pain issues. With her training, endless practice and genuine care for clients, the results she has accomplished places her in high demand. Results are the norm and not the exception of her practice.
She has work in a chiropractic office a few hours each week introducing CST (Cranio/Sacral Therapy) and LDT (Lymphatic Drainage Therapy) to many patients. She terminated this position after 18 months due to high demand in her private practice.
In 2013 Athena got a call from people in India who saw her work on You Tube. The family who contacted her brought her to India to work on many people who suffered from severe sciatica and bulging discs. Once she got there, she realized that the Indians aren't people who jump into surgery. One came in on a gurney, several came dragging a leg or using a cane as the pain was intense. She had a client with a very stiff neck and under direction of a physical therapist. She came in for a treatment. When she went back to the PT the shock was overwhelming. The PT and the head PT flew to the internet to look up cranio/sacral therapy. Her success in India was incredible. She was brought back three times. The family wanted Athena to stay and to start a clinic in Northern India, however her dedication to her current clients made it easy to return home with a great experience of seeing the incredible results CST offers. Several years later, these people are still doing well.
She worked with the Texas Health Freedom Coalition to keep legislators in check so as not to regulate (own) our choices in health care. Unfortunately her experience there only validated that the system of healthcare in America will not allow alternative modalities to be practiced in unadulterated form. This was disappointing, however Athena didn't give up, rather she focused on her work and clients and remained dedicated to helping all who found her.
Her skill is technically pure as trained by the Upledger Institute. Clients consider her work to be thorough and effective. She has clients who drive several hours to Austin from various areas. Her reach is far, and is cause to many connecting to themselves in deeper ways and to experience the profound power in the subtle anatomy and passive techniques. The surprise of many is how 5 grams of resistance (the weight of a nickle) can be so effective. The profound relaxation does create deep corrections we aren't aware of.
She also works on pediatrics and has seen a lot of changes in preventing children from going into lengthy colds or congestion. She has worked with children who have experienced severe traumas, or other complex health issues giving much relief and change. She has also mentored other therapists and teaches how to read and hold bones in ways that has taken her many years to learn.
Athena is semi-retired and maintains a sanctuary for healing of the body, soul, mind, emotions, and spirit.
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