Tommie Lorene, LMT
Lauterstein-Conway School of Massage, Austin, Texas
Integrative massage, deep shoulder and hip treatment, acupressure
“A blend of relaxing strokes with specific detail work makes it not only a therapeutic but a relaxing massage.”
Tommie is a caregiver at heart. Originally from Douglas, she has raised two children and, in 2015, returned to Arizona from Texas, where she has lived most of her life, to be closer to her 90+-year-old grandmother.
Tommie's interest in massage therapy began in the aftermath of a severe car accident involving her entire family. One of her children struggled with ongoing pain and the side effects of the muscle relaxers prescribed by their doctors. A friend told Tommie about a massage therapist who had completely relieved her long-term back pain. Tommie watched this therapist relax what seemed like every single muscle in her child's body and witnessed each muscle falling back into place. Her child grew six inches in three months and was able to return to sports and things they enjoyed. Tommie enrolled in massage therapy school so that she could do for others what this man had done for her child.
Since graduating from massage school, Tommie has completed continuing education in the deep treatment of the shoulders and hips, and the Roll Model Method. She combines her extensive training in therapeutic work with an intuition honed over time to create a massage tailored to each individual client. Her main goal is to give lasting pain relief and to teach clients how to take the process of healing themselves into their own hands.
Tommie describes herself as empathic and a collector of stories—she loves to hear people tell their stories and describe how they got to now and where they are heading, and she is highly attuned to the stories bodies tell. She thinks Tucsonans are happier and more open-minded than people anywhere she’s lived. Her clothing of choice is blue jeans and Chucks and she loves green-corn tamales!