Meet the talented Staff serving the greater Austin area.
Jillian Ardoin, co-founder
Jillian is originally from Lake Charles,Louisiana, has lived in Texas, California and Colorado.
Jillian received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance from the University of Texas in Austin in 2004. Soon thereafter she became a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) in 2007. In 2001 she moved to Colorado and it was there she found career opportunities and a beautiful family of three. Jillian has since recently relocated back to Texas to settle down with her family and give back to the community one wedding at a time.
Jillian strives to progressively share her ability as a healer and educator of the body by using her experience with bodywork to facilitate ease of movement. Jillian strongly believes educational sessions are part of integral healing. To date, her training has shown her the importance of receiving bodywork and the role it plays in the human body for vitality and well-being.
Jillian has an extensive background in dance and movement. Jillian's own list of traumas and injuries Jillian has kept her personally interested in structural and energetic healing. Throughout her career, Jillian has learned a variety of techniques to pull from when accommodating each clients' needs. She knows that every body has a life journey that is different, and she believes in supporting each person towards their full potential.
She strives to facilitate peace in the body and mind, amidst the chaos of planning a wedding celebration. She believes this happens by filtering the pathways within the body and aligning the energies so each client leaves feeling lighter. Jillian helps you de-stress before your big day, so you can enjoy every moment in pure bliss and have a day full of memories.
In her spare time Jillian enjoys the outdoors by hiking, camping and taking walks with her family. She also enjoys dancing, cooking, live music, traveling, reading and photography.
Jillian is excited to work with you and share her love and light with you, your beloved and anyone interested in feeling better in their body.
- Rolfing® Structural Integration
- Swedish & Deep Tissue Massage
- Bio-Dynamic Cranial Sacral
- Chair Massage
- Body Talk Access
- Level I Reiki
- Source Point Therapy®
Alex Ruiz, co-founder.
Alex Ruiz is a Colombian-born Canadian citizen who traveled to Boulder solely for the purpose of learning the trade of massage therapy. After thriving successfully for 10 years, Alex moved to the greater Austin Area to share his passion in an area closer to family.
Throughout his life, Alex has competed at high levels as an athlete in both organized sport and just for fun. He understands the tolls stress and life events can take on the body. He has personal experience being treated and treating many ailments, relieving pain symptoms, down regulating the nervous system and eliciting the relaxation response
Throughout his massage career, Alex has learned that no two sessions are alike. Everyone has their own set of life experiences and a unique relationship to their body, which deeply affects their personal massage style preferences and needs. This understanding has enabled Alex to utilize his training and extensive life experience to tailor each massage session to the needs of his clients. From treatment-oriented bodywork, the soothing and relaxing Swedish massage with fluid three dimensional contact and to accessing a more energy-based multilayered approach of Reiki and chakra balancing, Alex loves blending styles and using the tools he has learned to better fit the needs of his clients.
Alex graduated from the 1,000-hour program at the Boulder College of Massage Therapy in 2008, and received his Associates in Occupational Studies (AOS) in 2009.
Alex’s gifts range far and wide; his presence, smile and welcoming demeanor will always make you feel at ease. In his spare time he loves to spend time in his garden, learning, camping, exercising by playing, yoga and contemplating the meaning of life’s little wonders.
"I believe in the innate wisdom of the body; given an adequate platform of support, motivation, and guidance, I believe the human body can heal, excel and thrive in today’s stressful society." -Alex Ruiz
- Swedish Massage
- Deep Tissue
- Orthopedic and Sports Massage
- Chair Massage
- Structural integration
- Dermo Neuro Modulating
- Myofascial Release
- Reiki Master in the traditional Usui method (1998)