THE DR TEAM

The DEEP Relief Team

Louisa Tomaio

L.Ac., Dipl. O.M., L.M.T.

Louisa is the owner/operator of DEEP Relief and has over 13 years of experience helping clients reduce pain, tension and stress, using the many tools in her tool bag.  Through the years Louisa has cultivated her craft by gathering feedback from 100s of clients and also from receiving her fair share of massages from various therapists through the years.  This feedback coupled with her personal experiences when receiving not so satisfying massages is the what shaped the foundation for the unique methods now offered to clients by the DEEP Relief team of therapists.

The “DR HIT THE SPOT” method is intended to satisfy that need to have someone find those pesky knots and spots that cause areas of nagging pain and tension, Louisa has also created a simple communication system to ensure your DR therapist is using the perfect pressure throughout the whole massage.

Finally, therapists that ask, listen and do what YOU want!

Specialties:

  • DR HIT THE SPOT METHOD
  • Acupuncture
  • DEEP Tissue 
  • Ashiatsu/Barefoot Massage
  • Cupping Therapy
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Cranio Sacral Therapy | Upledger Institute
  • Manual Lymph Drainage | Dr. Vodder


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Lan He

L.Ac., Dipl. O.M. 

Lan He is a licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist, serving the Austin, Texas area. With over decade of experience. She brings a very unique style of treatment that’s tailored specifically to every patient to achieve optimum results

Born in Yunnan, China, a province called “the kingdom of plants and animals”, her love of TCM and plants are due to her grandmother who was a traditional Chinese medicine healer herself. Lan got training in Traditional Chinese Medicine since her childhood. Her perspective is entirely holistic and is ultimately prevention based. Lan encourages her patients to take intereest in the care of the human frame, diet and in the cause and prevention of disease. She helps patients ease off toxic medications and lifestyle habits that are inhibiting their growth physically, mentally, spiritually, and emotionally.

 

Qualifications:

  •  Texas State Medical Board License
  •  National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
  •  Masters in Science of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
  •  Bachelor of Arts
  • Board certified as International Chinese Language Teacher by IPA(International    Profession Certification Association)

Specialties:

  • Herbal Medicine
  • Diagnosis
  • Chronic Disease
  • Fertility

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DR Sean Tipton, DC

Dr. Sean Tipton is originally from Clearwater, Florida where he was born and raised.  After graduating from high school, he joined the Army where he pursued a career in medicine as a surgical technologist in a mobile hospital.  Once he completed his military service, he continued his exploration of the United States by being a traveling surgical technologist. This is where he had many opportunities to work at prestigious hospitals such as the Mayo Clinic.  Even though Dr. Sean has experience in a wide range of surgical techniques, he mostly specialized in orthopedics.

Dr. Sean has had the opportunity to live in 16 states across the country.  After traveling across country, he settled in Arizona with his family and pursued his higher education by completing his Bachelors degree in Life Science from the Arizona State University in 2011.  While finishing his Bachelors degree, his family of nurses moved to Austin to settle and become caregivers in the surrounding Austin Hospitals. After graduating, Dr. Sean was able to move to Austin, TX with his family.  While in Austin, he began working at Dell Children’s Hospital for the next couple of years before discovering his love for chiropractic. He was then accepted to Parker University in Dallas, where he pursued his doctorate in chiropractic care.  Dr. Sean again had the opportunity to come back to Austin and serve at the VA Outpatient Clinic where he was able to provide chiropractic care to our veterans.

Family has always been very important to Dr. Sean and moving back to Austin has given him the ability to be close to his family, his parents and three other siblings, who all live very close to each other.  In that time, Sean has had many life changes. While living here in Austin, he discovered his soulmate and got married to his wife last October. He became a father in October 2018, a beautiful baby boy named Finley. Him and his wife are very excited to be new parents.

Ever since Dr. Sean became a Chiropractor, he remains excited and enthusiastic about providing excellent chiropractic care to his patients.  He believes in healing the entire body and maintaining that level of wellness. Dr. Sean has experience in many techniques that are tailored to the individual and not the masses.  Dr. Sean is excited to bring his uniqueness of care to DEEP RELIEF.

“At the end of the day, I have always thought a doctor is an educator -full of knowledge, and someone who you can rely on to teach you about your body. Someone who heals, someone who you can trust and someone who is a friend. That’s always been my goal,” says Dr. Tipton.

Specialties:

  • Orthopedic Exams
  • Prenatal Adjustments
  • Extremity Manipulations

 

Belinda Mier

L.Ac., Dipl. O.M.

My heartfelt desire is to inspire the public about the benefits of a holistic approach to treat chronic illness and the advantages of Oriental Medicine in providing support for optimum health and longevity.
 
At it’s most basic, Traditional Chinese Medicine is about bringing the body, mind and spirit back into balance so that it can heal itself. Acupuncture stimulates the body’s energies to balance, and herbs gently help the body to make and keep that change.
I have personally experienced how small changes over time can make big difference in bringing your health to its optimum. This is possible no matter what your age is.  I am in awe of how well acupuncture and herbs can transform health challenges.
 
Belinda A. Mier graduated at the top of her class from Texas Health and Science University (formerly known as Texas College of Traditional Chinese Medicine) in Austin, Texas.

 

Belinda has completed additional training in the treatment of Alzheimer’s, Arthritis, Depressive disorders, Digestive issues, Parkinson’s, Post-Traumatic Stress disorder and Weight Loss.

Even though Belinda led very successful careers as a Medical Technologist, Forensic Scientist and Quality Control/ Assurance Specialist in the Biotechnology Industry, she was drawn to the unique system that is Oriental Medicine.

Her personal experience in the efficacy of acupuncture and herbs made her want to learn all that she could about this remarkable way to treat chronic illness. How amazing it is, to bring the body, mind and spirit back into balance with such simple techniques.

Additionally, Belinda holds undergraduate degrees in Microbiology and Medical Technology from the University of Texas at Austin. 

 

Specialties:

  • Women’s and Men’s Health 
  • chronic diseases 
  • Stress & anxiety
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome
  • Smoking cessation
  • Detox and weight loss

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Han L.M.T.

Moved to Austin, TX in 2015 from Taiwan after ventured on 5 month self-guided cycling trip in Southeast Asia. With a Master’s degree in Geography and passion for the outdoors she has explored far and wide leading her to the U.S. and a career shift. HanChing’s field work and sports led her to therapeutic massage like many practitioners, bothersome muscle tension/injury paved the way .

She views massage therapy as proactive and protective way to ensure well being and a pain free lifestyle. Her work combines firm pressure with multiple techniques like Myofascial Release, Trigger point Therapy to let go the tension and improve body performance.

Specialties:

  • DR HIT THE SPOT METHOD​

  • DEEP Tissue

  • ​Trigger Point Therapy​

  • Cupping

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Jackie L.M.T.

Jackie Trevino is a native Austinite. She has been a bodyworker for 10 years and is currently studying social work at St. Edward’s University.
She specializes in Ashiatsu and is also proficient in Thai, Deep tissue, Sports, Prenatal, and Swedish Massage. Jackie is deeply dedicated to expanding her practice and continuing her education to better serve her clients and their specific needs. Her goal is to provide unique wellness programs using her clinical and multimodality background to facilitate body awareness and long-term restoration.

 

Specialties:

  • DR HIT THE SPOT METHOD
  • DEEP Tissue
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Ashiatsu
  • Cupping
  • Thai
  • Sports
  • Prenatal
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Chris L.M.T.

When I started massage therapy school, I thought massage was just for relaxation. However, as an athlete, one of my goals was to learn as much as I could about how the body functions so I could improve my running performance. I entered school with a shoulder injury from snowboarding which caused significant pain when I reached behind my back. While studying trigger point therapy, I discovered a tender spot on my shoulder blade. I asked a classmate to push on the painful spot (a trigger point.) It was very painful, but after a few minutes a vertebra in my neck shifted and the pain in my shoulder went away. I went on to do extensive study in Trigger Point Therapy with lots of great results   for my clients. Because Trigger Point Therapy has limitations and a full body approach seems needed to resolve chronic pain complaints, I applied for and completed the KMI course in Structural Integration and became a Certified Structural Integrator. I feel grateful to work in a profession that constantly challenges me to learn more about the body to help my clients and rewards me with seeing clients make sometimes dramatic improvements.

 

Specialties:

  • DR HIT THE SPOT METHOD
  • DEEP Tissue
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • KMI (Structural Integration aka rolfing)
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Amy L.M.T.

Amy Czigan has been a licensed Esthetician and Massage Therapist since 2009 and 2011 respectively. Gaining her education in North Texas at Hands On Therapy and Cosmetology Career Center, she worked in Dallas in spa and chiropractic environments. Moving to Austin in 2013. Her expertise includes chair massage, table, Thai movement and deep tissue. Other populations she works with include women’s retreats, children and teens with special needs, and personal clients.  Amy also continues to  advance her training in deep tissue and muscle-specific techniques on a regular basis.

Her earlier career was in the furniture restoration field, where she repaired and refinished wicker and cane furniture mastering antique weaving techniques. She feels this translates into restoration of skin and body very well, as both can be meticulous and restorative work.

Amy is careful to inquire and adjust pressure during the massage to help cater to the clients’ comfort level during the session.  Clients continue to praise her  “amazing hands”…

Specialties:

  • DR HIT THE SPOT METHOD
  • DEEP Tissue
  • ​Trigger Point Therapy​


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Tana L.M.T.

In 1984, my roommates and I attended a casual massage class, looking for relief for our own neglected bodies. It was informal, on mats, on the floor and through clothes, mostly just getting to know what felt good and what to avoid. There were 15-20 students in the class and we traded with each other throughout the class. I felt doubtful when many of my trading partners exclaimed about my touch! When, at the end of the day, even the instructor commented on my “gift”, I wondered, If I am this good and don’t know what I am doing… The rest is synchronicity! The classes, the money, the time and the instructors all came together throughout my whole career. The chiropractor who taught me anatomy and physiology with such passion, lit a fire of wonder and curiosity about the inner workings of the body and the language of pain/pleasure that it speaks and how to respond, has been my quest ever since. I share what knowledge I have with anyone who shows interest and will listen so that they, too, can respond with compassion when their body speaks to them!
I have studied modalities from light energy work , like Reiki, CranioSacral, Touch for Health, Lymph drainage and Access Consciousness -The Bars, to Medium pressure with Trigger point, Myofascial Tissue release, and Body Mobilization technique.  Specialty modalities like Hot Stones, prenatal massage, body electronics, facilitated stretching, QiGong and of course, the HIT THE SPOT method with Deep Relief. My varied “tools” serve me well, since everyone’s body, tolerance and preferences are different.
For me, the training will never end and the synchronicity still generously supplies all the possibilities! There is still Thai massage and SMRT classes, Lomi Lomi and so many more to be explored!
Specialties:

 Specialties

  • DR HIT THE SPOT METHOD
  • DEEP Tissue
  • ​Trigger Point Therapy​


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Heather L.M.T.

Heather moved to Austin in 2010 from Tampa Bay, FL and immediately felt at home. Since getting her massage license in 2002, she has worked in spas, a chiropractic clinic, and an acupuncture clinic. She has a passion for alternative ways of healing and is grateful to be with likeminded people at Deep Relief. Her goal is to be a bright spot in your day by giving you the nurturing massage you’d give yourself if you could. You can use your massage time to relax and decompress quietly or to give feedback and be an active participant in your healing. In her spare time, Heather can be found on the dance floor, doing volunteer work, or finding uniquely Austin experiences to share with her friends. ​

Specialties:

  • DR HIT THE SPOT METHOD
  • DEEP Tissue
  • ​Trigger Point Therapy


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Jennifer Bross

Client Services Coordinator 

Jennifer does everything to help the business run smoothly and happily!