Blossom Massage is here for your health & overall well-being. We specialize in massage therapy for pain relief and relaxation.
We strive to make your experience here blissful and memorable: a small oasis in your busy life!
Owner, Board Certified LMT
Ilan is an NCBTMB Board Certified Massage Therapist, the highest accreditation attainable in the massage therapy and bodywork profession. Ilan has over 18 years of professional experience and practiced deep tissue, sports and neuromuscular massage both in the US and the United Kingdom. Ilan grew up in Berlin Germany, he is fluent in four languages and has lived and traveled extensively around the world.
Lead Therapist, LMT
Han obtained his certification at Memorial Hermann School of Massage in 2011. He is certified in many modalities, but his main focus are deep tissue and sports massage. He also studied and practices neuromuscular therapy, Thai, cranial sacral, trigger point and myofascial release. Han isn't going to give you a cookie cutter massage because he customizes each massage with a therapeutic approach and can work on improving specific issues in your body. Han is an ideal therapist for a client who has set goals and Han's massage will aid in achieving these goals. Han can help you to stay limber and reduce potential for injury.
Amanda graduated from Texas School of Massage in March 2010. She specializes in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Shiatsu and Hot and Cold Stone Therapy. Amanda has experience working with many different clients and using any combination of these techniques. She works closely with her clients to help them with their goals, whether they are looking for simple relaxation or need help with chronic pain. Amanda is available at Blossom Thursday through Saturday.
Kristi graduated from Lauterstein-Conway School of Massage in April 2013. She is passionate about bodywork and the difference it makes in peoples' lives. From chronic pain to everyday tension from stress, Kristi uses a combination of Swedish, deep massage and various neuromuscular techniques to help achieve a higher level of relaxation and personal well-being. Kristi believes that helping rebalance the body through therapeutic touch in turn helps the mind and spirit as well. Kristi's goal is to listen to every client's unique reason seeking massage and to customize each treatment based on those needs. Kristi is in this field because she loves problem solving and she loves people.
Board Certified LMT
Lizzy is an NCBTMB Board Certified Therapist with 13 years of experience in Massage Therapy, She also has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Education from Cuba University. The years she spent studying at the university, practicing various sports activities and competing in the national Shooting Team gave her a good understanding of how the body functions, reacts and adapts. Her therapy sessions are structured exclusively to each client's individual and personal needs. Lizzy has extensive experience in treating musculoskeletal disorders and sport injuries and worked with athletes of all levels from recreational to professional sports. By utilizing Swedish massage, deep tissue and trigger point techniques Lizzy can help you stay healthier and injury free so that you can enjoy the sport you love and live the life you deserve.
Stefanie graduated from Lauterstein Conway Massage School in Austin, TX. She received her Bachelors in Nutrition and Exercise Sports Science from Texas Tech University. Stefanie has a passion helping others and continuing her education in massage. She knows each client has different needs and will tailor the massage to meet their specific needs. Stefanie practices Swedish, Deep Tissue, Deep Heat and Sports Massage. She has also had training in Dermoneuromodulation. She will use a combination of techniques to relieve your pain and tension, increase your mobility and to help your body relax. After receiving your massage, Stefanie will show you stretches to help your body stay loose during your day to day life.
Ula graduated from the Avalon School of Massage in 2016. She also completed two yoga teacher training courses with prominent Houston yoga teachers Andrew Dugas and Robert Boustany. Incorporating her yoga teaching experience in her massage practice, Ula provides an access to her clients to maintaining good postural and breathing habits. Ula is passionate in helping people listen to their bodies, feeling better and becoming free from constraints by getting a strong and balanced body and by learning how to relax. Ula has a genuine desire to help clients and to act as a catalyst in removing pain and dysfunction from peoples' lives. Each session with Ula is approached holistically looking at the whole body and is tailored to each client.
Marion became passionate about massage through her stepdad. He is a quadriplegic, and has been her whole life. Before Marion knew what she was doing, she massaged his shoulders which gave him instant relief. Massage gave him enough relief to reduce the amount of pain killers he was taking. This was fascinating to her. Marion went to college for her basics but never felt like she belonged. She started to meet LMTs, immediately dropped out of college and started massage therapy studies at Avalon School of Massage Therapy in 2016. Massage Therapy is her passion and she brings that with her to every session. Marion treats every appointment as different as each day. All clients come in with their own set of routines and expierences, and it is her honor to adjust accordingly by listening to the needs of her clients. Marion maintains variety for each individual by incorporating Thai table stretches, Shiatzu Trigger Points, and Hot Stones. Marion is enthusiastic when her clients want to know more about the tension that is being held in their muscles, and she will happily answer questions throughout. At the end, Marion gives her clients stretches to work on in their daily routines which will aid in maintaining the range of motion gained from the session.
Robin has been a massage therapist for 10 years and a massage therapy instructor for 4 years. The best work is achieved with a number of techniques kept as tools in a tool belt, backed up by education. But focusing too much on learning any and every technique can cause knowledge overlaps which are wasteful in a therapist’s tool belt. After a point it’s best to refine and hone one’s application of the tools. Teaching kept Robin in touch with the basics; it forced him to stay aware of which massage principles are most important to build a foundation on. Robin uses pressure, and believes it to be often necessary. But we should remember: moderation in all things. There are certainly times where sensitivities must be respected. Overly heavy pressure is a common complaint in the industry. Pressure modulation is the most basic tool a therapist has, but one that can take practice and requires perceptive work to use in a masterful way. Robin would rather keep his work variable to suit various client-needs than to have one style that he sticks to.
Roxanne has been a massage therapist since 2010. She went to school in her hometown of El Paso, Texas, at Western Technical College. This is where Roxanne fell in love with the medical side of massage. Roxanne uses a variety of modalities including neuromuscular therapy, Range of Motion work and trigger point therapy to help relieve pain and tension from her clients' muscles. What makes her massage stand out is that while Roxanne does a great deal of deep tissue work, her clients also leave the session feeling completely relaxed! Massage therapy is Rocanne's passion and she would love to show you her work.
Board Certified LMT
Vera's interest in therapeutic massage and anatomy rests on the foundation of Hatha and Kundalini yoga, which she has been practicing since 1993. After she moved to various complex and demanding to physical body Tibetan Yogas, further studying and practicing massage techniques became an essential way to stay flexible and pain free during her extensive retreats in South Asia, South America, and Europe.
In 2010 Vera became a professional LMT certified by NCBTMB, graduating from Texas Health School. She is certified in therapeutic Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Prenatal/Postnatal massage, Cranio-Sacral balancing, and other healing modalities. In her routine she usually mixes some Oriental and Western techniques to achieve both therapeutic goals and a deep relaxation of body and mind.
Vera’s other interests include tantric philosophy and art of 8th-12 century (she even took a course at an institute in Delhi, India). She also holds a master’s degree in journalism and is an avid blogs writer on some practical aspects of meditation.
Jessica is a certified LMT, a 2014 graduate of Avalon School of Massage and a very passionate massage therapist. She specializes in sports massage, Swedish and deep tissue with a wide variety of techniques, customized and tailored to each client so they have the precise experience they are looking for. Jessica firmly believes that providing clients with much needed physical relief is her calling and would say: "When the body heals, the mind follows."
Jessica is extremely personable and empathetic, She uses her skill and experience to bring healing touch to the body and mind and at the same time builds rapport, culminating over time in a reliable experience for each individual. Jessica loves art, music, film and literature and she can be an excellent conversationalist on a wide variety of topics. She has lived in Oregon, Alaska, Washington and Texas and is excited to be part of the Blossom family!
Maria is a Master Esthetician with more than fifteen years of experience. Her work has been recognized by the NY Times and she was invited by their affiliate company about.com to create twenty five videos with tips for home skin care. Maria is the "Ask the Expert" on many skin care forums and has answered hundreds of questions about skin care. She has been invited to give facials at exclusive spa grand openings and she was featured on ABCs local affiliate KTRK Channel 13. Maria has extensive knowledge of the skin and the treatments performed and she customizes each facial to best suit your skin's needs. The products she uses are all natural, cruelty free and without any unnecessary chemicals. "I am an honest professional, I am passionate about my work and I never stop learning. I love coffee, I am still trying to lose baby fat and I believe in the infinite power of a simple smile."
Rosy graduated from the Houston School of Massage at the top of her class in 2013. She believes in the body's innate ability to heal itself and uses her expertise to facilitate and assist in the process. Rosy is certified in prenatal, lymphatic and neuromuscular massage, She also specializes in deep tissue, sports and Swedish therapeutic massage and often incorporates hot and cold stone therapy. Rosy understands that every client has unique challenges, goals and preferences and she prides herself in being able tune into the needs of each individual and to help them on their path to well-being with her skill, her compassion and good intention. Rosy has found her true calling of helping others through massage therapy.
Though her personal healing journey began in 2010, Tiffany had not considered the healing arts for herself professionally until 2015. In late 2016 she enrolled at Avalon School of Massage and began classes. She loved it - from the very beginning. She was initially fascinated by all of of the different modalities and wanted to know about them all. It was the neverending layers of understanding when it comes to the human body that kept her interested.
Tiffany suggests to her clients to do daily breath exercises (yoga or meditation) to help achieve and improve wellness. Tiffany believes that health is achieved and maintained by looking at the whole - body, mind and soul. She is very passionate about health and wellness and got into massage to help others on their journey towards wellness.
After completing her internship in 2017, she has continued her education taking classes for Myofascial Release, Reflexology, Thai, LomiLomi, as well as Reiki 1 & 2. All of which, she brings with her to the table. Tiffany hopes to help each client she encounters, through her personal blend of Swedish and Deep Tissue Massage, stretching and Reiki- which targets the energetic layer of life. Whether the goal is therapeutic or relaxation, a massage with Tiffany will help you to find greater wellness and calm.
In her off time, Tiffany practices what she preaches and meditates and stretches almost daily. She also likes to take quick trips with her family to the hill country or the beach when time and weather allow. She also enjoys puzzles, reading, writing and dancing.
Alissa works hard every day to provide her clients with the best possible experience of highly skilled, customized, and quality bodywork every time; the goal is to never give the same massage twice. With over 16 years experience Alissa specializes in deep tissue medical massage. Her work is detailed, goal oriented and deep. Alissa incorporates various methods of active and passive stretching, neuromuscular and trigger point therapy, Thai table massage and cupping therapy.
In 2019 Alissa, her husband and two children moved from their hometown of Seattle WA to South Florida and then to Houston TX so Alissa could study acupuncture and Chinese medicine. Alissa has a wealth of knowledge to offer as a highly skilled professional with a multiple modality background.
Licensed Acupuncturist, Dipl. O.M.
Vlad started his career in the medical field in 1984 when he became a medical student in St. Petersburg Military Medical Academy. After graduating he practiced as Medical Doctor and Radiologist in the former Soviet Union.
Vlad became interested in Chinese Medicine in the late 1980s. It was fascinating to him that the needling of specific points on the body can produce certain, often amazing results. It was hard to believe until Vlad experienced acupuncture himself. And after practicing as M.D. for 14 years he realized the limitiations of the Western medical approach especially in the treatment of chronic conditions.
This understanding led him to continuing studies in nutrition, diet and detoxification which brought about changes in the way he was practicing medicine. He also enrolled in the American College of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine in Houston, TX to study Chinese Medicine. During and after his studies he also expanded his knowledge of different acupuncture techniques, such as ones by Master Tung and Dr. Tan and Distal Needling Acupuncture which he incorporates into his current practice and feels that they can work better and sometimes faster for specific internal ailments and chronic pain.
My hope is to be a friendly and calming presence that guides you through your blossoming. I have been a part of the Blossom family for over 2 years and have worked with a large number of our therapists. This experience makes me confident that I can suggest therapists that can
most benefit you. Give us a call, tell me what your needs are and I’ll be happy to help. I managed Massage Envy locations for 3 years. I loved being able to watch people transform through the power of massage but I didn’t like having to sell a membership to them afterward.
This would normally disturb people’s peace and I felt awful. I’m so happy to be at Blossom because here we do not pressure you into commitments. We can just focus on providing a relaxing and healing sanctuary. I can’t wait to witness your betterment through massage.
Allison is currently completing school for massage therapy, and has a passion for all things health and wellness. In her spare time, you can find her spending time with her cat, enjoying a day at the museum, or indulging in coffee at local Houston cafes. She is a firm believer that everyone deserves to be treated with respect and kindness, and that if she can make just one person's day a little brighter, she's had a successful day.
Address: 1416 Durham Dr Houston TX 77007 Email: Phone: 713-880-1131
Due to the Covid-19 situation, we've made updates!
♦ Frequent disinfection of lobby and high traffic areas.
♦ Treatment room sanitation between each client.
♦ More time between appointments for cleaning.
♦ New protocols for massage table/linen setup.
♦ Revised health intake forms and screening.
♦ Contactless check in and check out.
♦ Our staff will wear face masks while mandated.
♦ Daily staff wellness and temperature checks.
♦ Additional outdoor seating area.
♦ Reduced seating in lobby for social distancing.
♦ No self service beverages and snacks in lobby.
♦ Use of EPA-approved hospital grade disinfectants.
Please adhere to these guidelines to stop the spread.
Clients are required to wear a mask or face cover in order to receive service. If you do not have one, we can provide one for a small fee.
Upon entering clients are asked to wash their hands with water and soap.
We kindly ask not to bring additional guests or children into the facility.
Clients with Covid-19 symptoms or who have recently been exposed to someone with symptoms must reschedule their appointment.
No Walk-Ins please. For appointments please call us or book online.
What to expect for your visit.
Before your visit we'll call and ask you some screening questions. You'll be asked the same questions again in the office. If you feel sick, have a fever or respiratory symptoms or may have been exposed to an individual with Covid-19 symptoms please stay at home. The cancellation policy won't apply.
New clients please fill out intake forms in advance and on your device. If your credit card is not already on file, we will ask for it prior to your visit. We'll process your payment after the service and email you the receipt. No cash tips please.
Upon arrival, if you prefer to wait in the car please let us know and we'll contact you as soon as your therapist is ready for you.
If you have any questions or need assistance with retail products, please let our front desk staff know and they'll be happy to assist you. Please maintain safe distance.