Andrea Fleming, LMTI
Licensed Massage Therapist, Massage Therapy Instructor, Reiki Master Teacher, Certified Sound Healer
Andrea has spent the majority of her life exploring and practicing massage. She began her journey in massage training in 2002 at Texas Healing Arts Institute In Austin, Texas, where she acquired basic skills in Swedish Massage, Trigger Point and Myofascial Release. It didn't take long in the world of massage to realize there was something more to helping clients than just the mechanics of rubbing tight muscles in order to gain a release, so she began studying Asian bodywork and QiGong meditation. Through many more classes and study, she began to cultivate a bodywork style that felt more integrated, bringing Western medical viewpoints of physiology and release techniques together with Chinese and Japanese theories of energy and movement.
In addition to working as a massage therapist at top day spas and salons, Andrea has spent years operating her own business, as well as managing and directing local day spas in Austin. During that time, she has consulted for spas in developing product lines and spa menus that reflect the professional identity of the establishment. She has learned much from experience, and strives to bring that hard-earned insight to the classroom, where she especially enjoys working with new massage therapists and others who are completely new to massage. She recognizes the beauty in individuality, and appreciates the chance to help students find individual strengths and talents unique to them. Just as she considers it a privilege to touch people in physical recovery, she also sees it as a privilege to serve as a source of information for students, as well as a guide on their personal path of learning.
Andrea routinely teaches the basics of professional Swedish Massage, as well as Hydrotherapy, Health & Hygiene, Reiki, Asian Bodywork Theory and Technique, Spa Treatments, Pregnancy Massage, Chair Massage, Teaching Adult Learners, Qi Gong Meditation, Acupressure, Anatomy & Physiology, Kinesiology, and other subjects. She continues to have a thriving massage therapy practice where she specializes in Pain Relief and Vibrational Healing for adults, kids and babies.