Melissa Levin Levin
I'm from Missouri and I've been a massage therapist for over five years. I'm the daughter of a chiropractor and a physical therapist/massage therapist. I have a dance background and enjoy traveling and learning about new massage techniques. My favorite type of massage is sports and deep tissue and I have worked on many pro athletes and I look forward to working with you.
Slade Manes Manes
Slade Manes (pronounced Manus) was born in Baton Rouge, LA on Nov. 5, 1979. He attended Catholic High School, playing football while there. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from LSU in 2002, then attended Medical Training College where he earned a Massage Therapy diploma. His NeuroMuscular Therapy ('Deep Tissue') instructor, Steve Thomas, was an understudy to Janet Travell, the woman who developed the technique and literally wrote the books on Deep Tissue. He graduated as valedictorian of his massage class and gave the benediction speech at graduation. Additionally, Slade has been blessed with the gift of touch. This, combined with 12+ years of experience, make him an excellent massage therapist. He migrated to Austin in 2004, quickly falling in love with the music, nature, and the culture. In 2006, Slade furthered his education at AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine. After taking two breaks- one to take care of a sick grandmother and once to be a stay-at-home dad, he eventually earned his dual Masters degree: Masters of Science in Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (M.S.Ac.O.M.). Slade maintains state licenses and national certifications in both acupuncture and massage. He makes Chinese herbal tinctures locally and in small batches. He is also a certified Supreme Science Qigong Foundation Level 1 Form facilitator. He is also certified by Kinetacore in Functional Dry Needling. Slade's focus outside of work is his family. His wife is a physician assistant for a urology group in Austin. They have two children, Edi and Ethan. Personally, he enjoys music, cooking, good food, travel, hiking, camping, disc golf, and anything outdoors (especially water-related activities). Slade follows LSU football, and during big games, he manages blood pressure spikes with good bourbon.
Jennifer has a passion for health and wellness. She is a massage therapist, health and life coach, and a wellness coordinator. She loves educating people on creating a lifestyle change for the life they want to live.Jennifer, specializes in Medical massage consisting of; Myofascial Release, Sports, Swedish, Deep Tissue, Prenatal, Chair, and assisted stretching.
After, she experienced debilitating pain and suffering of being diagnosed with an autoimmune disease, she decided that this isn't the way she wanted to live. Jennifer refused medication and healed herself naturally. Now, she is pursuing her passion of helping people in a way that would change the rest of their lives. Giving them hope that life can be more enjoyable than their current situation. That there is a light at the end of the tunnel. She meets clients where they are at to provide the best care - helping reduce pain, inflammation, and sore muscles.
When Jennifer is not educating others, she enjoys spending time with her 6 kiddos, best friend, and puppy. They like to be grounded in nature and soak up the sun.
Lydia, a licensed and practiced LMT for the past 8 years, learned and honed her craft in Austin, TX. She is confident in the art of: Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Sports, Sports Injury, Swedish, all stages of Prenatal and Postpartum, Abdominal Massage, Chair, Hand and Foot Reflexology, Thai Massage, and is a Certified Manual Lymphatic Drainage practitioner. Lydia has worked in a variety of spas and establishments, and has successfully alleviated many of her patients discomforts. She is well experienced and competent to cater to each client’s unique needs. Using a gentle approach she guides the body towards relief and relaxation, soothing away aches and pains, and incorporates stretching when needed or requested. She is excited to work together with the team at Performance Wellness to help you defeat your pain and alleviate your discomforts, tackle your workday, prepare you for a long flight, recover from one, or simply feel like the best version of yourself.