Aura Vaught, LMT - Aura graduated from the Louisville School of Massage in 2010 and is Nationally Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. Aura chose to study massage after sustaining an injury from a car accident. Her experience with receiving massage therapy was very healing to her physical body and her mind and spirit.
At Louisville School of Massage, Aura studied traditional Swedish massage, neuromuscular and trigger point therapy, anatomy, physiology, muscle energy techniques, connective tissue massage, deep tissue massage, postural analysis, and stretching and sports massage. She has also studied Thai Yoga Massage which combines gentle stretching and passive yoga postures to increase flexibility and decrease tension in the body.
Aura is a trainer for the Vedic Conservatory and teaches others to share Thai-Vedic Bodywork.
Each session with Aura is unique and individually catered to your needs using elements of traditional Swedish and Thai techniques.
Tamara Dearing, LMT - Tamara decided to become a Massage Therapist when looking for a chance to promote healing within herself and those around her. She graduated from the Louisville School of Massage in June 2009. While in school, she completed a 750 hour accredited program specializing in Trigger Point Therapy, Deep Tissue, Connective Tissue, Sports and Swedish Massage. Tamara is currently a Nationally Certified Therapeutic Massage Therapist licensed by the State of Kentucky.
The foundation of Tamara’s work is based on her belief that healing of body, mind and soul need not be separated into physical, psychological and spiritual. It is Tamara’s belief that human touch is the fastest, most natural, therapeutic way to access healing within the whole person. This is why massage can be a viable treatment for problems of the mind, such as depression, as well as problems of the body, such as arthritis. Tamara also feels that true healing is a partnership between client and therapist. In her words, “My goal is to empower my clients to heal themselves. I provide a warm, welcoming environment with a fabulous massage addressing your body’s specific needs, leaving you feeling heard and appreciated. Together, with repeat visits, we put your body back into balance so you can face your own life’s unique challenges.”
In addition to her experience and talent with regard to massage Tamara also works in retail management, theatre and music. Tamara graduated from Hanover College with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and has worked with Stage One Theatre, as well Riverrun Theatre of Madison, IN. She is also a locally performing singer-songwriter with songs on the locally produced “Louisville is for Lovers” series as well as her own albums. Tamara believes her other talents and experiences help her think creatively about massage, “I think of myself as an artist that helps revitalize people. Massage is another medium through which I show my creativity and provide healing. Every body is different and has a different history so my techniques vary depending on my client’s needs.”
Tamara loves learning new things so check back often to see what new techniques she has learned to incorporate into your massage.
Catherine Taye Slattery is a gifted bodyworker and a dedicated student of several somatic disciplines. She has a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts and Life Sciences from The Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA. She completed Rolfing training at the Rolf Institute in Boulder, CO in 2001, and had a thriving Rolfing practice for almost 10 years before moving from Colorado to Kentucky. A passionate dancer (modern, hula, ballet, 5-rhythms and bharatanatyam and now Nia) and student/practitioner of hatha yoga for 20 years, she is committed to deepening and sharing her understanding of embodiment - and the joy, health and vitality that comes with it. Catherine lives with her husband and son in Louisville.
Rolfing Structural Integration is deeply effective hands-on bodywork and movement education. All bodies have physical tendencies, abilities, and limitations. We are born with some of these patterns, and they are continually shaped by life experiences - habitual movements, physical responses to stress and emotions, modern life (think chairs and restrictive footwear), injuries and traumatic events all leave imprints on our bodies.
Rolfing can help you transform limiting physical patterns and bring conscious awareness into unknown or forgotten parts of your body. Through a series of intelligently ordered sessions, Rolfing will open, soften, and lengthen your body’s soft tissue, help you establish new movement patterns, and bring balance to your overall structure.
After a Rolfing series, it’s common for people to feel less pain and tension, to enjoy better posture with less effort, to discover better movement patterns, to develop clear body awareness, and to experience self-understanding and personal growth.
Many people come to Rolfing because of a body problem, but you needn’t have a problem to benefit from Rolfing - curiosity and a desire to explore your embodiment are great reasons to try Rolfing.
And lastly: Perhaps you've heard Rolfing is painful? It's not - or at least it needn't be. Rolfing has evolved since its intense early years. I've had the good fortune to be trained by Rolfers with decades of experience refining Rolfing, and can sincerely say that Rolfing is deeply effective, but not deeply painful.
Dorothy Henning, Feldenkrais Practicioner