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lizjester.LMT@gmail.com

404-434-6621

 

235 E Ponce de Leon Ave, #108

Decatur, GA 30030

Hours: Tues-Sat, by appointment only

GA MT License #: MT011798

© 2018 by Liz Jester, LMT

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Thanks for visiting! I'm Liz.

I love running a small, local business. My mission is to provide high quality massage therapy and personal service in a cozy, down to earth environment.

I'm an Atlanta native, and have been a massage therapist and manual lymphatic drainage therapist since 2015. I have always been drawn to holistic health practices and alternative medicine, but never considered pursuing a career of it until I was already working a corporate job in Public Relations. One day after work, what started as a curious Google search for "healing arts schools" turned into my career. 

I believe in massage therapy as a means of healing on deep levels, both physiologically and emotionally. We live in an increasingly competitive and demanding world, and massage therapy is an excellent tool for bringing us out of the fight/flight/freeze response and activating the parasympathetic nervous system, which allows digestion, detoxification, and regeneration to take place. I also love that massage therapy is both a science and an art, and that it empowers clients to develop a deeper awareness of their bodies. Massage therapy has been a big part of my own health and healing process, and I love facilitating that for others. 

I offer therapeutic massage therapy for all types of individuals, and I specialize in oncology massage therapy and manual lymphatic drainage. These modalities are great for people at any stage of a cancer diagnosis, people with autoimmune conditions, chronic pain, inflammation, or swelling of any kind. I also enjoy working with people who have stress, anxiety, and depression. My work is usually described as slow, specific, and deeply relaxing; I hear a lot of snoring on my table. I'm not a "no pain no gain" therapist, and while I'm not afraid to use an elbow, I often find more subtle work can reach deeper layers of tissue. 

In my free time, I'm usually cuddling with my spunky rescue dog, Glenna, or playing fetch with her/watching her chase squirrels. I love being outdoors, whether I'm taking a long hike or sitting under a tree. I'm also an avid traveler, and once spent a year traveling the world with nothing but a 40L backpack. Some of my favorite experiences have been working as a goat shepherd on a mountain outside Jerusalem, and walking the Camino de Santiago through Spain. 

I look forward to meeting you and working together!

Credentials:

500-hr Massage Therapy Training and Certification: Lauterstein-Conway School, Austin, TX

Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) Certification: Klose Training Institute, Davis, CA

MLD Apprenticeship with a focus on Post-Surgical Swelling: Austin Lymphatic Associates, Austin, TX

Oncology Massage Therapy Intensive Training: Tracy Walton & Associates, Atlanta, GA

Oncology Massage Therapy Advanced Mentorship: Tracy Walton & Associates 

Trauma STARS (Trauma-Informed training): CHRIS 180, Atlanta, GA