Enjoy expert support in your efforts to heal and achieve wellness.
We care about your wellbeing, listen carefully to your needs, and have the skills to help you achieve relief from physical problems, like back or neck pain, as well as help you find true relaxation.
Our goal at Lotus Center is to give you a massage that feels great to receive, creates lasting change, and leaves you feeling wonderful.
We aspire to be that rare venue, a community of massage practitioners with the highest professional standards, where any and all of the therapists are knowledgeable, caring, and able to provide consistently excellent massage.
Lotus Center massage therapists…
- are graduates of accredited massage schools with high standards,
- are members of respected professional associations, including the American Massage Therapy Association and Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals,
- attend continuing education courses, often beyond the number of hours required for licensing,
- are committed to developing massage skills to the highest level,
- receive massage regularly, often trading with other therapists to exchange techniques and feedback, and
- are fully licensed by the Arizona State Board of Massage Therapy.
Laura received her Massage Therapy Certificate from the Desert Institute of the Healing Arts, where she graduated with over 1150 hours of training. In addition, she has a B.A. in psychology, an M.S. in ecology and evolutionary biology, and over 20 years professional experience in the field of environmental education. She considers her work as a massage therapist and as founder of Lotus Center, as well as her previous work in environmental education, to be ways of living in accord with her personal values and contributing toward healing our world. Laura has lived in the Tucson area since 1980. She treasures massage as a valuable tool for healing physical problems, releasing mental and emotional stress from the recent and distant past, and being more present in the body and in the moment. Her intention as a professional therapist is to help others experience the potential of massage and bodywork in all these ways.
Greg received his massage therapy certificate through Cortiva Institute (formally the Desert Institute of the Healing Arts). He is a Tucson native with a love of the desert and outdoor activities like hiking and camping. Greg has a strong background in mechanical service and repair, and has learned to apply his excellent diagnostic abilities to planning effective massage treatments. He is enthusiastic about learning new skills and is always looking for ways to further his education. Greg is passionate about massage therapy because he loves being able to work with his hands and see the positive changes he can make in clients’ physical wellbeing. He is trained in general Swedish massage, sports massage, trigger point therapy, myofascial release, and muscle energy techniques.
Jeff received his Massage Therapy certification from the Sedona School of Massage. He began his formal training in bodywork and energy work, his true passions, after spending six years in the field of youth development and outdoor adventure. Jeff had been interested in massage from a young age and his focus only intensified as he began his personal study of health and wellness. He believes strongly in the power of massage to stimulate the body’s self-healing mechanisms, bring greater self awareness and embodiment, and aid in releasing stress and tension from all levels of being – body, mind and spirit. Jeff is an avid reader, hiker, backpacker and a new father, and is passionate about his personal practice of meditation, Qi Gong, self-exploration and growth. Jeff’s bodywork interests include therapeutic and deep tissue massage, injury management and recovery, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, reflexology, and cranial-sacral therapy. Also, he has studied several energy work modalities and is able to integrate them in uniquely tailored and highly effective combinations.
Trina Hampton, LMT, NCTM
Trina’s first career was backstage as a theater f/x makeup artist, engendering a study of anatomy in order to create prosthetic creatures and body parts. She also developed a habit of providing informal shoulder massage to cast and crew. After starting a family, Trina redirected her focus from performers to motherhood for nearly a decade, training as a doula, teaching natural childbirth classes, and providing comforting massage to new moms. In 2011, Trina graduated from the Cortiva Institute of Massage Therapy with academic honors, and also passed the NCBTMB (board certification) exam. She joined Lotus Center in 2014. Trina enjoys blending science with nurturing touch and uses a framework of Swedish massage into which she incorporates myofascial release, passive/active neuromuscular techniques, and trigger point therapy.
Deanna Parsons, LMT
Deanna was drawn to studying massage because she recognized the value of health and wellness in a life well-lived, and wanted to be able to directly impact the health and wellness of others. She attended massage school at the Carolina Bodywork Institute in South Carolina. After practicing in South Carolina for over seven years, she opted to move to Arizona to be closer to family members here. Since relocating to Tucson in the fall of 2016, she has “absolutely fallen in love with the desert” and takes every advantage to enjoy it. Deanna’s favorite places to hike include Saguaro National Park East and Sabino Canyon Recreation Area. She also enjoys biking and walking along the Rillito River Park. Deanna is a well-rounded therapist who finds it especially meaningful to share the benefits of massage with prenatal clients. She feels blessed to be able to live and practice massage therapy in Tucson.