A Caring Touch
Patrice's diverse clientele have included athletes, dancers, musicians, waiters, working moms and weekend warriors, carpenters, doctors, lawyers, corporate executives, and IT professionals, and teens and young children. She has worked with issues arising from auto-immune diseases, repetitive strains and accident injuries, along with conditions as Scoliosis, Hip Dysplasia, and Cerebral Palsy. Many clients have been seeing Treece long-term; building caring client-practitioner relationships.
As an athlete from a young age, Patrice developed a strong sense of connection with her own body, affording her an intuition that goes beyond her formal training and years in practice. In addition, Patrice's expertise was expanded upon, due to her own personal experience with 2 major injuries which caused severe jamming in her spine and broken bones in her leg. She faced the trauma one goes through when losing normal functioning of the muscular body along with the frustrations in seeking help, trying to resolve it. Through those difficult experiences and their full recovery, Patrice developed an acute awareness of the body's phenomenal capacity to heal itself, significantly building on her knowledge and fueling her passion to help others fully heal.
Prior to her career as a Massage Therapist, Patrice was an Elementary Classroom Teacher and Elementary Art Teacher for 8 years in San Antonio, Texas. Although she will tell you she does miss teaching, both she and her nervous system do appreciate the luxury of focusing on just one person at a time.
Patrice earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from The University of Texas, in 1981 and became credentialed in Elementary Education, in both the state of Texas and Minnesota in 1989 and 1997 respectively. She was trained in massage at The Academy for Massage Therapy Training, in San Antonio Texas, and has been licensed in St Paul since 1997. She has also had additional training in Myo-fascial Release and Unwinding, Cranial Sacral Therapy, Postural Therapy, and Healing the Soul. With her training and 22 years in practice along with her own personal experiences in life and in body recovery, Patrice has been afforded an expert, well-informed and responsive approach to bodywork.
Patrice has been licensed in Massage Therapy for 22 years in St. Paul and working within her own private practice... Patrice's very strong hands, a sensitivity to each patient’s needs, and a keen sense of touch and years of experience with many, many muscular issues, has procured for her high success and a thriving practice.
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