Through evidence-informed practices, Tania helps clients achieve physical rehabilitation, improved brain-body function, and relief from stress and pain. Tania believes in integrated approaches to help clients understand their body better. Her clientele includes athletic and creative professionals and trauma survivors. In 2017, Tania founded Pinpoint Education, an educational resource platform for massage professionals, manual therapists, and bodyworkers. Tania has been studying, practicing, and teaching manual therapy since 1994 and it also happens to run in her family. Tania’s great-grandmother, Doña Teresa García Aveiga de Velásquez, was a curandera, a practitioner of Ecuador’s indigenous Quechua healing methods. Tania combines her great grandmother’s meditative approach with her own background in Eastern styles and the most current research on touch science. She calls this approach OPEN Bodywork and you can find out more about that blend here. Tania sits on the Research & Education Committee for the Massage Therapy Foundation.
If you are interested in learning more about our massage therapy certificate and degree programs, please visit the Pacific College of Health and Science’s massage therapy degree program page.