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 or Yoga services

by Catherine on Aug 05
Wonderful setting, wonderful massage, wonderful therapist! Looking forward to more sessions to work on my back pain and overall well being.
by Jalisha on Jul 21
Everything was simply amazing
by LaMetria on Jul 16
She was great!
by Anonymous on Jul 15
Excellent. Will go back.
by Angela on Jul 13
Awesome services as always! I received lymphatic and muscle massages which helped relieve swelling and stress. COVID safe/clean environment.
by Anonymous on Jul 11
Giselle is a skilled therapist, she focused on my tension areas with the perfect technique and pressure. Thank you!
by Bobby on Jun 30
Giselle was able to figure out what to do about pain I was having around my right ear. I thought I might have needed lymphatic massage but she discovered about 15 minutes into the massage that it was not the therapy I needed. She then used several other methods to address the pain. For the first time in 10 years, I am hopeful that I may be able to eliminate some of this pain.
by Bobby on Jun 30
Giselle was able to figure out what to do about pain I was having around my right ear. I thought I might have needed lymphatic massage but she discovered about 15 minutes into the massage that it was not the therapy I needed. She then used several other methods to address the pain. For the first time in 10 years, I am hopeful that I may be able to eliminate some of this pain.
by Leslie on Jun 15
Giselle creates a very relaxing environment. Her gentleness is a rare gift in this world. I love how my body feels during and after the Lymphatic massage.
by Trudy on Jun 13
Gisele is amazing!!

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

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

Yoga

  • Mobile Other

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