Winnetka Wellness Center Feel better! Look Younger! Be Pampered!

With the opening of Winnetka Wellness Center (WWC), Laura Huebner, LMT, massage & bodywork provider for one of America’s top urban spas, brings an oasis of healing relaxation to the beautiful Winnetka Heights area of historic Oak Cliff. At the Wellness Center, Laura offers not only spa-quality massage and bodywork, but also other services that are far beyond the scope-of-practice of the average day spa. These additional services include Pre- and Post-surgical treatments that help relieve post-surgical swelling, accelerate healing and reduce scarring; Rehabilitating treatments that address issues of repetitive use injuries (like carpel tunnel), limited range of motion (such as frozen shoulder) and chronic pain (like sciatica); Lymphedema Management with Complex Decongestive Physiotherapy; chronic pain relief with the Miracle Pain Relief Technique (based on Bowen Therapy) and Kinesio Taping, which can help with edema, pain relief and structural correction.

Let Laura help you achieve these benefits:

>Lasting, drug-free pain relief

>Stress reduction (and reducing the risk of developing or worsening of stress related diseases!)

>More youthful appearance with non-surgical face-lift facial massage and cellulite reduction treatments

>Detoxify your body and boost your immune system

>Quit Smoking with a customized AromaTherapy Cocoon with massage cupping treatment

>Deep relaxation to rejuvenate your mind, your body and your spirit.

Laura is a Licensed Massage therapist with 10 years experience, a Certified Lymphedema Therapist, a Certified Medical Massage Therapist and a Certified Massage Cupping Bodywork Therapist.

Winnetka Wellness Center

Winnetka Place, Suite 304

1005 W Jefferson Blvd.

Dallas, Texas 75208


Benefits of Massage Page

Stress and Massage

Massage is a pleasurable experience. It increases your body self awareness and sensitivity, reduces your stress, tension and anxiety levels, calms the nervous system, relaxes, focuses and clears your mind, helps to improve and maintain your posture, helps to fulfill your need for a caring and nurturing touch, encourages self-esteem and a general feeling of well-being and improves your emotional awareness.

Health Benefits of Massage

The effects of a massage can vary according to the techniques employed. With most methods, the circulation of blood is enhanced throughout the body, the nervous system is calmed or activated and the muscles are stretched and relaxed. Specific techniques may be employed to target the lymphatic system, the digestive tract or other body systems. Relieving physical pain and stress improves your mental health and your physical well-being. Increasing the blood flow through massage can help to flush out waste generated by your muscles and body.

Most people will feel very relaxed and experience relief from long-term aches and pains developed from tension, stress or a repetitive activity. Following an initial period of calmness, people often experience a surge of energy, heightened awareness and greater productivity that can last for many days.

Massage enhances medical treatments and may shorten the time it takes for the body to recover from injury and illness. Massage or Reflexology can help release chronic muscular tension and pain, improve circulation, increase joint flexibility, reduce mental and physical fatigue and stress, promote faster healing of injured muscular tissue, improve posture and reduce blood pressure.

My Training Page

Swedish: Swedish massage relaxes muscles through pressure applied to the muscles and joints with soothing strokes returning blood to the heart. This increases oxygen flow and releases toxins built up in the muscles.

Deep Tissue: Deep tissue massage works the deeper muscles to release tension in the body, usually chronic tension. This is done with slow strokes and concentrated pressure on the tense area to remove toxins and loosen muscles. Deep tissue massage can result in soreness for a day or two following the massage.

Reiki : Using Chi or energy, not only are the symptoms of the disease healed but also the root of the problem is found and healed. This is key because the root of the problem may be emotional, mental or spiritual.

Trigger Point: Trigger Point massage works the different muscles layers individually. The therapist works surface muscles, connective tissues and deeper ligaments. This type of massage is similar to acupuncture, where pressure is placed on certain points of the body.

Hot Stone: Hot stone massage uses smooth, heated stone to sooth and relax your muscles. The stones are usually volcanic because of their ability to absorb heat well. The therapist may place smaller stones around your body and use larger ones to massage you.

Laura received her basic massage training from Massage Institute in Dallas, Texas and earned her State of Texas Massage Registration in 1997.

In addition to the basaic state education, Laura has approximately 500 hours advanced education, with 200 of those in Lymph Drainage Therapy from the Upledger Institute. Earning her Certification in Complex Degongestion Physiotherapy in 2006. This training enables her to effectively address issues of edema. It is an excellent post-surgical treatment as it aids in tissue regeneration as well as relieves the swelling that is experienced after surgery.

In 2002, she completed the 84 hour advanced education program and earned Certifcation as a Medical Massage Practitioner from Medical Massage Practitioners of America. Medical Massage is result oriented and the treatment is specifically directed to resolve conditions that have been diagnosed by a Physician. A variety of modalities or procedures may be used during the session, but will focus that treatment only on the areas of the body related to the diagnosis. Several approaches will be incorporated during a Medical Massage session, including, but not limited to Muscle Testing, Neuromuscular Therapy, Myofascial Release, Positional Release, Trigger Point Therapy and Rehabilitative Stretching Procedures. The types of therapies used during a session are determined by the Physician’s diagnosis and prescription, as. well as the client’s needs and ability to receive any particular massage modality. This healing, rehabilitative treatment effectively address a wide range of issues, helping to decrease pain and increase range of motion.

Laura earned her Certification in Massage Cupping Bodywork Therapy in 2007, and it is quickly becoming a favorite among her clientele. Massage Cupping bodywork therapy is a modified version of the common practice of cupping therapy, and the incredible results that this simple treatment produces have truly impressed those who experienced its subtle power. By creating suction and negative pressure, Massage Cupping is used to release rigid soft tissue, drain excess fluids and toxins, loosen adhesions and lift connective tissue, bring blood flow and nourishment to stagnant skin and muscles, and stimulate the peripheral nervous system. It can be integrated into most massage/bodywork sessions or be enjoyed as an incredibly beneficial and results-oriented stand-alone treatment.

Cupping is very beneficial for many conditions such as high blood pressure, anxiety, fatigue, chronic headache, fibromyalgia and neuralgia. Contracted, congested muscle tissue will soften quickly with only a few minutes of Massage Cupping bodywork therapy, and conditions such as cellulite can be greatly reduced with a few sessions. Cupping with a strong vacuum will mimic the rolling action of deep tissue massage without the discomfort. The movement may be long and draining or circular and stimulating for stubborn knots and areas of rigid tissue. The muscles of the face greatly benefit from reduced tension and tightness, easing expression lines and loosening rigid muscles associated with TMJ disorders. Lines, wrinkles and scar tissue will soften and plump from Massage Cupping bodywork therapy. It has a face-lifting effect and results can be seen with the first treatment and are cumulative.

Other advanced studies include: Face-toning Facial Massage, Spa Therapies, Bowen Technique, JAMU Massage, Thai Massage and Integrative Massage

Informal studies include Chakra Balancing, Clay Therapy, Body Wraps, Aromatherapy and Kinesio Taping.