Massage School Staff
Xue has been a licensed massage therapist for over 8 years and has owned and operated spas in both California and Texas and trained countless therapists over that time. She is a registered nurse. She has worked in intensive care units and Emergency rooms. Her clinical experiences include pregnancy, sport massage, sport injuries, Geriatrics, and diabetic therapy. Her clinical experience has provided her the knowledge and skills to address various muscular dysfunctions.
Travis is an industrial and organizational psychology expert with an extensive background in executive level business management. He has held C-suite level positions across North America. Before joining the Austin Massage Academy team, Travis was Chief Commercial Officer for a biotech company that specialized in stem cell cultivation. He holds several degrees including a bachelors degree in business, an MBA, and is a PhD candidate in psychology.
Dustin Higdon is an accomplished gymnast from the University of Oklahoma where he studied business and psychology. After twelve years in the sport he accredits his long term success to massage therapy and the great massage therapist that helped keep him in peak performance. Following his passion for helping others he sought out a certification in massage therapy at Austin Massage Academy. Experiencing how much massage has helped him and the clients he has worked with inspired him to become apart of the Massage Academy team. Dustin hopes to help students to achieve their potential in massage and reach their goals in helping people in their life. Dustin is a licensed massage therapist (MT133171).
Kevin Luo then received his training in traditional Chinese medicine at the prestigious American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM) in the beautiful San Francisco, CA. While in the vigorous program at ACTCM, he also studied classical Chinese medical texts with Dr. Aide Men, a renowned practitioner in the bay area.
Kevin has been a licensed acupuncturist in Texas (AC00961) and also a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) since 2006. He had previously worked for the People’s Medical Publishing House in Beijing as a translator and editor of Chinese medicine texts. PepsiCo had also hired him as a Chinese medicine consultant to explore future beverage products using Chinese herbs.