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Erica Vinson, Licensed Massage Therapist, WI License #4015-146
I began my massage journey in 2006 at the recommendation of my mother who believed I was "gifted with strong hands". After graduating from Lakeside School of Massage Therapy (2007), I knew I was embarking on the career of a lifetime by helping others. I gradually gained confidence in my ability to provide quality massages by working at various clinics throughout the metro Milwaukee area and taking a variety of continuing education courses. The next step in my journey led to renting an office space and opening Anointed Hands in July 2009. Since then, I have continued to work diligently to retain clients and improve my skills. I honestly believe my massage journey is "in divine order" and will continue to grow and learn with my clients.
I currently provide therapeutic and relaxation massage utilizing swedish, deep tissue, myofascial work, trigger point work, neuromuscular therapy, reflexology, active and passive stretching. In addition I offer prenatal, pediatric, infant, and hot stones massage. In 2016, I began studying Myoskeletal Alignment Therapy (MAT) by Dr. Erik Dalton in hopes of becoming one of the first therapist in Wisconsin to be certified in this technique. Myoskeletal Alignment Therapy is a combination of methodical deep-tissue massage and joint flexibility that together improve muscular balance and alignment for optimal body performance. Therefore, enabling me to better assist my clients with pain prevention. I plan to offer this service early in 2018.
I am also currently enrolled in the extensive 950 hour Advanced Teacher Training Program through The Pilates Center in Boulder, Colorado, under the mentorship of Master Teacher, Debby Orlando. When I'm not busy providing massage services or studying Pilates, I enjoy spending time with my husband, our three boys and dog.
"If someone believes my touch through massage therapy will relieve their pain, nurture them, or even simply make them feel better, then that person will experience a change." This is my primary reason for pursuing a career in massage therapy. I want God to use me to help bring about healing.