STEP FULLY INTO YOUR NEW LIFE AND NEW YEAR

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. – Lao-Tzu How many steps, how many thousands of miles did you travel last year? How many thousands of steps and miles we will take in the next year? How can you make this journey more full of life, goodness, beauty, and excitement? The single step we begin with is the MOST important one because without it the journey doesn’t even sta...
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I See Magic Happen Everyday

By Mark Dauenhauer As the Education Director for The Lauterstein-Conway Massage School I meet and interact with between 200-300 students per year. I’m with them for their very first class and periodically teach certain classes as they move through our program, so I get to see the maturation of the students as a group and for most on a one on one level as well. One of the things that I get to se...
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Grad Chronicle: Kim Noll

by Kim Noll Like almost yesterday I remember my childhood in Ohio as a dedicated gymnast. Practice, practice, and more practice as if each day were a new challenge. At the age of 10, I knew what it was to be persistent with my focus, diet, sleep, exercise, rest, and play. Balance was the key that enhanced my body, mind and spirit. Unfortunately, my physical health got beaten down with a case of...
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Grad Chronicle – James Uhl

by James Uhl After graduating TLC in 2011 I immediately began gaining experience by working on my own practice as well as doing chair and sports massage for different events around the city. In July, 2012 I received my NASM Personal Training certification in attempt to bridge two aspects of care to help my clients. Still trying to round out my practice I received an advanced certification with ...
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Grad Chronicle – Amanda Jainté Shanteé Chaboudy

by Amanda Jainté Shanteé Chaboudy My recent story is a very happy one. Like most therapists, however, I was drawn to massage because of the suffering I have witnessed in my life, and the amplified desire to help others, and to find happiness in my work and life. Since Memorial Day has just passed and my story is strongly linked to a Fallen Soldier, I would like to start with her story. Her n...
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Moving Meditation

by Lauren Bilbe A few years back, I made a fortuitous decision to leave my career as a bureaucrat. My goal was to find a calling that allowed me to live a rhythm of life that works optimally for me, allowing for more free time. I desired to have a greater, more immediate impact on my community. Massage has met those goals and allowed a transformation of healing and healer within me that is ...
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Grad Chronicles – Rhianna Sanford

by Rhianna Sanford Over the past 10 years I keep coming back to the reality that a good education is paramount in finding fulfillment and maintaining a sustainable practice. When I became a Massage Therapist I felt I had finally found something I loved doing and loved who I was doing it. Becoming a massage therapist was a career shift. All I knew was that I loved receiving massage, I was ama...
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Diary of a Massage Therapist: Surviving Massage School Again (and Life)

By Jennifer (Shaw) Bonessi, LMT, cPT, RYT at Bodywork In Austin Dear Diary: I know it’s been a while since I’ve written. Life just got crazy. (Doesn’t it always?) I’ve finally completed Lauterstein-Conway’s Advanced Program while managing to keep my massage business afloat, taught regular couples massage classes in both a private and public setting, rubbed a lot of teachers, lost my s...
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My Massage School Experience

by Nayeli Gallegos I was first introduced to TLC School through my job, but I quickly came to realize how healing the environment is and what joy it brings to everyone who steps through the doors. As soon as you arrive, whether it is for work or class, you’re presented with a break from the world. Your reality suddenly dissipates into an opportunity of growth and support. After signing up fo...
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Grad Chronicle – My Journey Through TLC

by Aaron McLeod Five years ago, I attended another massage school in Austin. I should say as background that I am visually impaired. My challenges at this school included not having computer resources, support from the school, or a tutor. All I had was a recorder and my memory. It was difficult for most of the time but I did end up graduating from that school. Afterwards, I took the licensin...
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