2525 Wallingwood Dr.
Austin, TX 78746
Phone: (512) 306-0975
Madeline Brock LMT, MTI
Madeline brings her interests in both body and mind to her work as a massage therapist and instructor. In college, she studied the pre-physical therapy curriculum at the University of Texas at Arlington. Seeking a deeper understanding of the spiritual nature of life, Madeline was certified as a teacher of the Transcendental Meditation Technique in 1977. After a break of being a working mother and raising a family of three children, she made the choice to return to school to become a massage therapist. Madeline graduated from A New Beginning School of Massage in 1999 and has been in private practice since then. Her experience in the business world as an accountant and customer support representative has helped her manage and grow a successful massage practice. She has continued her massage training with courses in Reiki (she is a Usui Reiki Master and has attained Level III of Karuna Reiki), Neuromuscular Therapy, Myofascial Release, Chair Massage Techniques, Low Back & Hip Balancing, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Relief, and Aromatherapy. Areas of instruction at A New Beginning School of Massage include Swedish Massage Technique, Advanced Massage Technique, Human Health and Hygiene, Hydrotherapy, Business Practices and Professional Ethics.
Diane Henderson LMT, MTI
Diane is a graduate from The University of Texas with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree (BBA). Over the years she has owned several businesses. She has been practicing massage for over 20 years and currently has a private massage practice called Healthy Spirit Bodywork. She also works in a chiropractic office (20 years) specializing in deep tissue massage and customizing massage techniques based on each client's particular needs. She has successfully maintained a busy massage practice while raising two children. She is also a licensed Esthetician and is an on call therapist for a local body-mind day spa. As a former marathon runner and triathlete she became a massage therapist to enhance athletic performance and aid in athletic recovery for long distance runners and injury prevention. She has continued to grow in her practice with courses in Body Talk (energy work), Trigger Point work, Deep Tissue Techniques, Aromatherapy, Chair Massage, Myofascial Release, and skin care education. Diane practices massage with the belief that touch expresses that which is unavailable in the realm of word, image, or sound. Touch reaches us in ways uniquely profound. It evokes states of consciousness, opening the body-heart-mind-emotion-soul. Touch brings about insight, balance, growth and healing. Diane teaches Hydrotherapy, Swedish Massage Technique, Advanced Massage Technique, Human Health and Hygiene, Business Practices and Professional Ethics.
Cyndi Leal – LMT, MTI
Cyndi graduated from A New Beginning School of Massage in 2007. Her medical career began in the Air Force as a medic during Desert Storm. She served the community as an EMT and was employed by the Seton network in the emergency room. During her 28 years of experience in the medical field she specialized in hematology, oncology and emergency medicine. Cyndi volunteered at AIDS Hospice of Austin and Project Transitions.
Currently she works at a local day spa as a massage therapist while maintaining her own private massage practice. She believes that a person’s body, mind and spirit can benefit from receiving massage therapy. Her mission is to provide relaxation and therapeutic healing. Helping people is her passion in life.
Through her present employment she is certified in decompression therapy, Himalayan and hot stone, deep tissue, Swedish, lymphatic, aromatherapy and prenatal massage. Cyndi is also certified as a Red Cross CPR/First Aid instructor.
Areas of instruction at A New Beginning School of Massage include Swedish Massage Techniques, Human Health and Hygiene and CPR/First Aid.
Ed Buresh, LMT, MTI
Ed has been a Massage Therapist specializing in clinical approaches to orthopedic and injury related pain and dysfunction since 1995 with an emphasis in neck and shoulder injuries. He has been a Massage Therapy Instructor since 2003 and has taught the entire (now old 300 hour) massage curriculum to hundreds of students and was twice awarded for teaching excellence. His advanced educational background includes: Therapeutic Touch, St. John Neuromuscular Therapy, Cranial-Sacral Therapy, Somato-Emotional Release, Myofascial Release, Trager, Strain-counterstrain, and Ortho-bionomy. Realizing the strong mind-body and emotional connection to pain and disease, in 1998 he certified in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and later as an NLP Life Coach. Ed certified in Integrative Breathwork and Soul-Based Psychology through the Eupsychia Institute in 2006, and in early 2007 certified in Clinical Hypnosis through the International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association. Recently, he received his certification in 3D Movement and Performance Systems. In addition to working in close protocol with a chiropractor, Ed presents workshops in advanced massage techniques and breathwork. He also does one-on-one mentoring and tutoring. Ed believes learning should be fun and active and to this end has studied Brain Gym, which uses simple movements to stimulate and restore the innate ability to learn and function with curiosity and joy. Areas of instruction at A New Beginning School of Massage are Kinesiology, Anatomy, Physiology, Swedish and Advanced Techniques, Human Health and Hygiene, and Internship.
Walter “Angel” Gammel, LMT, MTI
Writing, martial arts, and massage: Angel’s three lifelong personal art forms. He began his journey with massage at the age of 15, by learning basic massage therapy techniques from his massage therapist father. This proved extremely valuable as a Naval Hospital Corpsman (combat medic) in Iraq, assigned to a “grunt” Marine Corps Infantry Unit. With limited medical resources, massage proved incredibly useful, even under sustained combat conditions, both for keeping his Marines in good fighting condition and maintaining morale. Upon discharge from the Navy, Angel pursued a number of professional pathways, including chauffeuring, acting, and becoming a Licensed Esthetician. During this era he also received an Associate of Arts degree in History from Austin Community College, as well as completing two years of paralegal training from the same institution. Yet massage and the profound power of touch were his main interests. He fell in love with the art all over again, and gained his license to officially practice in 2015. Since then, he performed massage therapy initially at a day spa, then a chiropractic clinic (current work), and is now contemplating a foray into Thai massage, as a way of rounding out his ‘tool box’. That tool box currently includes orthopedic massage, Swedish, prenatal, deep tissue, sports, and intuitive energy work.
At A New Beginning School of Massage, Angel teaches Swedish Massage Technique, Advanced Massage Techniques and Pathology, with an emphasis on how the newly-minted massage therapist can and should interface with various health conditions.
Lindsay Lee McKendrick, LMT, MTI
Lindsay received her massage therapy training at St. Phillips College in San Antonio, Texas. She has practiced as a licensed massage therapist since 2003. Lindsay is fluent in Swedish massage, deep tissue, maternity massage and sports massage. She is also an energy practitioner and an Adult education teacher. She has an intuitive approach to massage while applying traditional techniques of massage therapy. Lindsay believes in the importance of compassionate touch toward others and to be the most authentic person she can be.
Larry J. Overly LMT, MTI
Larry holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. His goal is to make A New Beginning School of Massage a special place where students train to become successful massage therapists while enjoying their studies in a supportive atmosphere. He has completed 450 hours of massage therapy training. Larry is a strong motivator and encourages students to become actively involved in the learning process. His teachings go beyond the standard lecture format by stressing student participation in each class. Larry enjoys showing students how to begin their massage therapy practice and make it grow to be successful. Areas of instruction are Business Practices and Professional Ethics, Swedish Massage Technique, and Internship.
Casie L. Arthur, Assistant School Director
Casie brings 17 years of office managerial experience to A New Beginning School of Massage. Our students enjoy her outgoing and supportive personality and willingness to help all students succeed. Casie assists the School Director in all areas of administration. At home she enjoys reading, making jewelry, and spending time with her son. She is currently attending classes at A New Beginning School of Massage to become a state licensed massage therapist.