Giselle Toran

You'll find me to be friendly, respectful, experienced and versatile in many massage skills.

I have been practicing the art of massage therapy full time since 1987 and I am still amazed at the power of therapeutic touch to heal. Throughout the years I have massaged children, adults and the elderly of all sizes and with various physical aliments. I am experienced in incorporating and blending various massage modalities together in one session with the goal to help each client receive the best session possible. I am trained in Orthopedic Massage and Neuromuscular Therapy which are effe...

I have been practicing the art of massage therapy full time since 1987 and I am still amazed at the power of therapeutic touch to heal. Throughout the years I have massaged children, adults and the elderly of all sizes and with various physical aliments. I am experienced in incorporating and blending various massage modalities together in one session with the goal to help each client receive the best session possible. I am trained in Orthopedic Massage and Neuromuscular Therapy which are effective in helping relieve tension headaches, neck, shoulder and back pain.  Manual Lymph Drainage and Massage Cupping for cleansing, as well as for the reduction of swelling (edema) from cosmetic surgery procedures or sports injuries.  Oncology Massage for clients going through cancer treatment and Geriatric Massage for seniors in independent and assisted living homes. Whether you have sore and tense muscles, suffer from fibromyalgia, rehabbing from an injury, recovering from surgery or just need to relax, I will do my best help you meet your goal in each of our massage sessions.

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Where I Work
Available Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Licenses
Massage

GA # 000858

Education
1986

Institute of Psycho-Structural Balancing

Level 1 and Level 2

1985

Loyola University

Masters of Music Therapy

1982

Nicholls State University

Bachelor of Vocal Music Education

Experience
Bodywork

Craniosacral Therapy

1994 completed training in Craniosacral Therapy Level 1 through the Upledger Institute and than in 1995 completed Level 2.

Lymphatic Drainage

2006 Completed Level 1 of Lymphatic Drainage Therapy through the Upledger Institute by Dr. Bruno Chikly and than completed level 2 in 2007. Currently using the gentle palpation skills to determine the superficial flow of the lymphatic movement while incorporating gentle massage cupping in the treatment process.

Orthopedic Massage Therapy

In 2011 completed training in Whitney Lowe's Orthopedic Massage Techniques for the upper body and in 2014 completed training with Mr. Lowe for Orthopedic Massage Techniques for the lower body.

Massage Cupping

2014 Level 1 Massage Cupping Certification through the A.C.E Massage Cupping Institute in Asheville, North Carolina.

Geriatric Massage Certified

Geriatric Massage is specially tailored to the robust and/or frail elderly client needs. Sessions are only 30 minutes in length. The client can either be seated in a chair on receive the massage on the massage table. The focus is to stimulate increased blood flow while providing nurturing touch.

Oncology Massage

An oncology massage therapist considers the different aspects associated with a client going through active chemotherapy treatment and/or remission and will adapt the massage therapy to the clients specific needs. Oncology Massage is not a particular style or type of massage. Clients are required to have a written consent from their primary oncologist to receive massage therapy.

Manual Lymphatic Drainage Training

September 2019 - Completed 21 hours of training in Manual Lymph Drainage Protocol for Detoxification and Minor Pathologies.

REVIEWS for my Bodywork services

by Ebony on May 21
Giselle was excellent! Very knowledgeable! I went for a lymphatic massage and left feeling amazing. After the one session, I noticed a big difference in my body and results.
by Pam on May 21
Giselle is a wonderful massage therapist!
by Gaye on May 21
I felt very safe and secure with the COVID precautions. Giselle made me feel renewed and relaxed.
by Anonymous on May 18
Very good experience with Gisele.
by Drianna on May 13
Wonderful experience!
by Stacey on May 03
I wish I could give Giselle more then 5 stars for skill and professionalism.
by Ashlie on May 03
Giselle is knowledgable and did a great job.
by Ricky on May 02
Absolutely recommend Giselle! Go see her soon and often!
by Anonymous on Apr 24
Would definitely refer!
by Julie on Apr 24
Giselle made me feel so safe and comfortable, and provided a wonderful experience. I felt relaxed and cleansed for many days after my massage! Thank you Giselle. I will be back!

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Craniosacral Therapy
  • Mobile Lymphatic Drainage
  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage
  • Massage Cupping
  • Mobile Swedish Massage
  • Mobile Geriatric Massage
  • Massage for Children
  • Geriatric Senior Massage
  • Swedish Massage
  • Neuromuscular Massage
  • Lymphatic Drainage

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