Massage Therapist "LMT"
At the age of six, licensed massage therapist Tonya Ben Mansour was already practicing her hands-on skills. Since her grandmother, who suffered from arthritis, encouraged Tonya to explore her talent at massage school, she hasn’t looked back.
“My grandmother granted me a wonderful blessing that I do every day in her memory and honor,” Tonya says. “I love what I do and feel grateful for this gift.”
Tonya has spent the past decade honing her skills and training with advanced practitioners in a wide range of specialized modalities. She holds a master level certification in tui na, a Chinese system of bodywork that is the oldest form of trauma work in recorded history, as well as Tonya’s personal favorite.
Some of Tonya’s loyal clients have been with her for periods of up to 12 years. They come to her for her intuitive hands and also her tips on health maintenance and recovery. “Walking a healing journey with my clients begets a sense of invigorated wellbeing for them and a blessing of love (agape) for me,” Tonya says. “This is a profound gift.”
Alabama Massage Therapy Board
Mobile School of Massage Therapy, Advanced Massage Techniques, Mobile, AL, 1999