My name is Dana
Van Ausdal, and I am so happy to be a part of the Massage Albuquerque
Therapy Community. I am a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) living in
beautiful Albuquerque, New Mexico. After having moved around the country,
I have finally found a home here, since 2005.
For years I have been passionate about alternative and complementary
medicines and techniques for healing and relief. It was a life-changing
event that for me was the catalyst inspiring me to become a professional
massage therapist. When my mother passed away after a year-long heroic
struggle to recover from a severe medical event, I became acutely aware
of the lack of holistic or alternative therapies available in a typical
American hospital. Feeling helpless to assist her, I knew that I had
to enter this profession so that I could do my part to spread the value
of alternative and complementary therapies in the Albuquerque Massage
Community.As with so many things in life, I was pleased to discover
that following my heart was exactly the right thing to do!
It’s About YOU
While I am trained and experienced in many modalities, my approach to
therapeutic massage is CLIENT-CENTRIC. By this I mean that I build our
session specifically around you and your needs. I vary my techniques
and amount of pressure, depending upon what is most effective and comfortable
FOR YOU. Key to an effective and lasting massage for you is our communication,
and I will ask questions before and during to ensure the technique(s)
I employ are optimal.