Denise Giovinazzo

Wellness is a gift you choose to give yourself, it begins with one simple choice...

Hello, it's me, Denise G. and I've been in the healthcare arena for over 30 years, both hands on as an emergency room technician to the opposite side covering administration, medical records, coding, legal and risk management to name a few.  After having breast cancer for the second time, I left the life of stress behind and am now living the life I love as a licensed massage therapist where I have the honor and privilege of providing wellness and comfort to you with Lymph Therapy and Therape...

Hello, it's me, Denise G. and I've been in the healthcare arena for over 30 years, both hands on as an emergency room technician to the opposite side covering administration, medical records, coding, legal and risk management to name a few.  After having breast cancer for the second time, I left the life of stress behind and am now living the life I love as a licensed massage therapist where I have the honor and privilege of providing wellness and comfort to you with Lymph Therapy and Therapeutic Massage.

My passion is Lymph Therapy and I am currently certified to provide MLD (Manual Lymph Therapy) to healthy lymphatic systems.  In simple terms, I can help you with migraine headaches, sinusitis, arthritis, acne, pain, sprains, sleep deprivation, dark circles, auto immune disorders and so much more.  Lymph Therapy is detoxifying, it improves the circulation of blood and nutrients, increases oxygen supply which is perfect for pre and post surgery.  It is also sedative and relaxing, perfect if you suffer with stress, insomnia or anxiety. 

I will be attending Dr. Vodder's International School in Austria over the summer for the last part of MLD and CDT (Complete Decongestive Therapy) training.  CDT is considered the gold standard of treatment for lymphedema.  After completion of these last 80 hours of training/testing, I will be fully certified as a Vodder International MLD-CDT Therapist and will be able to treat individuals with all stages of Cancer and Lymphedema.  This, my dear friends is the ultimate goal for me.  Please visit my website to learn more about Lymph Therapy and the benefits it provides.

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Where I Work
Licenses
Massage

TX # 125891

Education
2015

Sterling Health Center

Licensed Massage Therapy

Experience
Bodywork

Deep Tissue

Certificate for attending 12 hours of continuing education of Deep Tissue bodywork, a type of massage aimed at the deeper tissue structures of the muscle and fascia, also called connective tissue. It is also a more focused type of massage, where the therapist works to release chronic muscle tension or "knots" (also called adhesions or lactic acid build up).

Pregnancy

Certificate for attending six hours of continued education for prenatal massage therapy, which is very helpful for pregnant women to relax tense muscles, ease sore spots, improve circulation and mobility, and just make you feel good.

Myofascial Release

Certificated for attending 12 hours of of continued education on Myofascial Release, a very effective hands-on interactive technique that provides stretching, compression and sustained pressure into restricted areas of fascia (connective tissue) in the body to eliminate pain and restore motion.

Lymphatic Drainage

24 hours of Continuing Education providing an introduction into the technique of Manual Lymph Drainage, s a type of gentle massage which is intended to encourage the natural drainage of the lymph, which carries waste products away from the tissues back toward the heart. This course prompted me to become certified utilizing Dr. Emil Vodder's technique.

Manual Lymphatic Drainage

Certified to work on healthy lymphatic systems after taking 80 hours of Dr. Vodder International training courses, Basic (40 hrs) and Lymph I (40 hrs). Will be attending the final concurrent 80 hours to obtain full certification in MLD (Manual Lymph Drainage) and CDT (Comprehensive Decongestive Therapy) in June of 2017. This certification will allow me to work on all facets of Lymph Therapy including all stages of Lymphedema and Cancer patients.

Forearms to the Resue

Certification for a six hour continued education course providing training on how massage therapist can utilize their forearms during sessions. The benefits of this practice includes durability, more leverage, covering a larger surface area of contact and reduced wear and tear on fragile joints of the hands and wrist. Proactive course providing self-care for the therapist.

REVIEWS for my Bodywork services

by Anonymous on Jul 17
What a blessing to meet Denise!
by Pam on Jun 01
Denise is highly experienced and professional. She is also easy to talk to and accommodating.
by Anne on May 31
Loved everything. Denise is a true professional.
by Kathy on May 04
Love everything. Denise is extremely skilled, knowledgeable and exudes positivity and kindness. Highly trained in tissue issues, lymphatic massage from cancer treatment. Appreciate her thinking of what’s best for client’s health above even her own monetary gain. She guides the whole person: body mind soul. Grateful to have taken a chance on an internet search. Client for life ??
by Magdalena on May 02
This was my first experience with this type of massage and it was absolutely amazing. Denise is very skilled and knowledgeable. I would 100% recommend her services!!!
by Lauren on Apr 30
Denise and her "office" was a little slice of heaven. I already want to go back! :)
by Beverly on Apr 09
Loved it!! Denise is such a professional and has a wonderful touch.
by Connie on Apr 04
She is very professional, kind, and above all caring. I will be recommending her to everyone.
by Anonymous on Mar 28
Denise was extremely knowledgeable and talked me through the process of MLD.
by Ann on Mar 26
I have now been to Denise several times to assist with my lymphedema and she has been amazing. I heartily recommend her.

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Other
  • Oncology Massage
  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage
  • Chair Massage

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