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. Lymphatic Drainage and Massage Cupping for cleansing, as well as for the reduction of swelling (edema) from cosmetic surgery procedures or sports injuries. CranioSacral Therapy to balance and relax the nervous system. 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 or just want 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 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.

REVIEWS for my Bodywork services

by Jerry on Aug 12
I've been going to Giselle for over a year and she really knows how to work the knots out of my muscles. I would highly recommend her.
by Anonymous on Jul 28
The thing I liked most was therapist skills to relax cramped muscles.
by Lawrence on Jul 27
Giselle was amazing. She explained what to expect, always ensured I was Comfortable and not experiencing any pain or discomfort. Her calm soothing demeanor immediately puts you at ease. The only bad part was that it ended. This definitely helped with the pain in my feet and I am looking forward to my next session.
by Anonymous on Jul 18
Overall it was a wonderful experience, I would highly recommend this type of massage to any one
by Anonymous on Jun 25
The stress relief I felt, the increased motion I had in my neck, and the pain relief. I did not expect to get all of this from a massage. It toped my very first massage, which was such a healing and healthful experience. I will be back!
by Anonymous on Jun 08
Giselle gives and excellent massage. I look forward to her treatments.
by Edwina on May 28
I love knowing a skilled therapist is dedicated to working on my muscles (rigid slabs that they are when I arrive) until I am moving freely when I leave. Bliss.
by Joann on May 20
Giselle is wonderful. Her skill level and compassion is exceptional. She is definitely a 5 star for anyone considering her service.
by Mary on Apr 29
Giselle is very knowledgeable at what she does. The lymphatic massage helped tremendously in dealing with the allergy issues I was experiencing.
by Anonymous on Apr 26
Giselle is super knowledgeable and skilled!

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

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

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