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 currently in a yoga teacher training program at Eternal Health Yoga . She has a Bachelor of Arts from Indiana University Bloomington in Theatre and Drama and is an instructor at Young Actors Institute held at Youth Performing Arts School every summer.
Each session with Aura is unique and individually catered to your needs using elements of traditional Swedish and Thai techniques.
Tamara Dearing - 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.