Massage by Julia.........818.421.0597
In-home (mobile) Swedish massage, lipedema/lymphedema lymphatic drainage therapy, reflexology, cancer exercise training, stretch instruction, on-site chair massage

About Me

Julia Morrow, CMT/CES/CLT

California  State Certified Therapist (#  3830)

 animation of dolphin leaping out of water and back in

Member: ABMP--Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals;
                  S4OM--Society for Oncology Massage;
                  CAMTC--California Massage Therapy Council;
                  Holistic Chamber of Commerce;
                  LE&RN (Lymphatic Education & Research Network)



Graduate of Touch Therapy Institute, Encino, CA,  September 2004

Coursework: Anatomy, Physiology, Kinesiology; Swedish; Deep Tissue; Body Mechanics; CPR/First Aid; Energy/Color Therapy; Ethics/Communication Skills; Business Management; Nutrition/Hygiene; Aromatherapy I (Nicola Salter); Reflexology (Merel Sunde); Head, Neck & TMJ; Lymphatics for Immune Response I; Medical & Geriatric Massage; Therapeutic Stretching I & II;  Sports Massage--Weekend Warriors;  Sports Massage: Pre/Post-Event, LA Marathon; Low Back & Sacrum; Fibromyalgia Massage.


A Selection of my advanced coursework:

Klose Training & Consulting--Lymphedema Therapist Certification/ Vodder Method (135 hrs)

Klose Training & Consulting--Manual Lymph Drainage Certification/Vodder Method (45 hrs)

Oncology Massage Education Associates (Gayle MacDonald)--Massage For People Living With Cancer (22 hrs); Massage in the  Oncology Setting (35 hrs) Inpatient care at Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU)

Heart Touch Project--Compassionate Touch training/volunteer work (62 hrs); Mind-Body Integration Techniques for Palliative Care (8 hrs)

Hands on Healing Institute--Touch for Health I (Applied Kinesiology); Thai Massage; Vibration & Sound Therapy; Deep Healing With Chair Massage

John Barnes Institute--Myofascial Release I

Upledger Institute--CranioSacral Therapy I

Advanced School of Massage Therapy-- Shiatsu; Pregnancy Massage; Sports Massage; Chair Massage; Trigger Point Therapy

Swedish Health Institute/Halsa Massage School--Hot Stone Massage; Pregnancy Massage; Rotator Cuff Solutions

FEMA/Emergency Massage Response Internat'l--  Massage for Emergency Response

Previous Massage Jobs--

Tower Cancer Research Foundation, Beverly HIlls, CA--Oncology Massage Therapist, Manual Lymphatic Drainage Therapist. 2.5 years

Disney Family Cancer Center (Providence St. Joseph's Medical Center), Burbank, CA--Oncology Massage Therapist,   Manual Lymphatic Drainage Therapist, Stretch class instructor, lecturer. 8 years

Jennifer Diamond Cancer Foundation, Chatsworth, CA--Oncology Massage Therapist, Manual Lymphatic Drainage Therapist. 8 mos

City of Hope, Duarte, CA--Oncology Massage Therapist. 4 mos substitute therapist

Whole Foods Market--Chair massage. 7 years

Past Sports Massage Experience--

--client: Irish Duathlete

--client: American Olympic  athlete, track & field (Beijing)

 --Volunteer massage therapist (wheelchair racers & able-bodied runners): Los Angeles Marathon 2006-2009,  2011; LA Triathlon 2007 & 2009,  Long Beach Marathon 2008 & 2009

--Volunteer massage therapy program coordinator: Deaf Olympics, Salt Lake City, 2007

--CSUN  track and field athletes

--CSUN team massage therapist: Big West Conference Swimming Championships, 2007 & 2008

--Volunteer massage therapist: CSUN Athletic Training room, 2005

Community Activities:

--American Cancer Society Relay For Life, Santa Clarita, CA (participant)--2018
--LE&RN 5K (for lymphedema research), Santa Monica, CA (participant)--2016 & 2018
--Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Light the Night Walk, Woodland Hills, CA (participant)--2016
--OneGeneration Senior Services fair, Reseda, CA (chair massage)--2015
--Rose Run (for cancer research), Pasadena, CA (chair massage)--2014 & 2015
--Chair massage at local street fairs


Stretch instructor: For private massage clients and community classes.

Past degrees:
--AAS, Interpreting for the Deaf, Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte, NC 1985
--BS, Education, Boston University, Boston, MA 1983

Read about my volunteer work with The Heart Touch Project in 2006 & 2007

                                                                        Red and yellow Celtic circle scroll work showing hearts

Why did I go into massage? I have always had an interest in holistic health, clean living, alternative therapies, spirituality, exercise, etc, and massage & healing are a part of that. My first career was as a sign language interpreter, working K-8, in universities, and free-lancing & retired after thirty years. A few years ago, as my interest in interpreting was waning, I looked around for what else I felt passionate about for a career. I suddenly remembered being 14 & telling my childhood friend that one day I was going to be a massage therapist. Then I promptly forgot about it until 2004 when I decided to go to massage school. Now I am very happy running my business & am definitely working 'in the flow'!               

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