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445 Walnut St. Richardson TX

445 Walnut St. Richardson TX

Across from Richland College
N DALLAS | RICHARDSON | LAKE HIGHLANDS | PLANO

N DALLAS | RICHARDSON | LAKE HIGHLANDS | PLANO

Looking for massage therapy in Richardson, Texas? Philippa Dodson's massage treatment room is a private studio located with-in Salon FX. Located right across the street from Richland College and about 5 minutes from the "High 5" (Central & LBJ Interchange). It has easy access from many nearby neighborhoods in the Dallas area such as Richardson, Garland, Lake Highlands, North Dallas & East Plano. Salon FX is in a one story professional building named The Richland Business Center.   Other tenants include a law office, stock broker, insurance agency, home health agency, Dentist & bookstore.  There is always plenty of close by free parking and a security patrol at night.

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PHILIPPA DODSON, LMT, CMLDT
Licensed Massage Therapist
Certified Manual Lymph Drainage Therapist - Vodder Method   

MASSAGE THERAPY IN RICHARDSON, TX
(Convenient to Dallas, Lake Highlands, Garland and Plano)
For Appointment: 214-476-7213
Types of Massage by Philippa

Types of Massage by Philippa

Philippa Dodson, a Licensed Massage Therapist, is an expert in many types of massage therapy including: Therapeutic Massage, Relaxation Massage, Pre-Natal Massage, Manual Lymph Drainage Therapy (also called LDT or MLD), Oncology Massage, Chair Massage and Cranio-Sacral Therapy.  Most massages that Philippa performs are an integration of various massage and advanced bodywork techniques designed to meet each client's goals at that time, whether it be pain relief or deep relaxation or anxiety and stress management.  Lymph Drainage Therapy is often done as a "stand alone" treatment pre & post- op cosmetic surgery (such as liposuction, body contouring, facelift or breast enhancement) or to reduce the bruising and swelling (post surgical lymphedema) after minor trauma and as an important modification in Oncology Massage for cancer paitents and cancer survivors Manual Lymph Drainage Therapy may be prescribed by a Physician, but Philippa also accepts self-referrals. Philippa is a Certified Manual Lymph Drainage Therapist - Vodder Method (MLD) and has Advanced Training in the Chikly Technique of Lymph Drainage therapy (LDT). Philippa also has specialized training in Oncology Massage from M. D., Anderson Hospital in Houston, TX, and is qualified to work with cancer survivors and those undergoing cancer treatment.  Philippa has a custom designed table to accomodate pregnancy massage. Philippa practices massage therapy in Richardson, Texas, convenient to North Dallas, Garland, Plano and Lake Highlands.

Massage Therapist Since 1991
Philippa Dodson, LMT

Philippa Dodson, LMT

Philippa has been a full time massage therapist since 1991, practicing therapeutic massage and stress management/relaxation massage in the same salon in the Park Cities area of Dallas, TX for 16  years before relocating to Salon FX in Richardson, TX  in 2008, where she not only does massage therapy, but has been the salon owner since 2005.  Her technique is firm, but not painful, and her focus is deep relaxation for stress managementnatural pain & anxiety relief, Oncology Massage and Manual Lymph Drainage Therapy.   Philippa's ongoing study of advanced bodywork modalities gives her the skills to address many common health issues, such as back, neck & hip pain, headaches, minor injuries, and post-operative issues.  Philippa has given literally thousands of massages in her long massage therapy career and has developed a high degree of expertise in her field.  Whether you need relaxation or require work on a specific area of pain or discomfort, Philippa will develop a treatment plan to meet your needs.  You will love Philippa's tranquil & serene treatment room.  Relax to soothing music on an excellent sound system, plus the sounds of natural ocean waves.  Her sturdy, custom made stationary table has special cushioning that can be adjusted to make sure you are completely comfortable and a  cozy, warming table pad for those who tend to get chilled. Her table is even custom designed to provide comfort for advanced pregnancy. (See the Pre-Natal Massage page for more information).

Prior to becoming a massage therapist Philippa had a lifelong background in the medical field.  In her 18 years as a Respiratory Therapist, Philippa worked in several major Dallas area hospitals in ICU, ER, Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Pediatrics,and  Neo-Natal ICU doing both hands on acute and chronic patient care and supervision and management.  She also did a stint as a Pharmaceutical Sales Rep for a major Pharmaceutical firm in their Cardio-Pulmonary division.

Because of Philippa's medical background, she is especially aware of possible complications and contra-indications to massage.  She works with all ages and genders, but has extensive experience with the senior population and their particular health issues, making her an excellent choice for older  or frail clients or those with chronic health issues.  Your medical care is between you and your doctor, but it is very important to get massage from a massage therapist who will not exacerbate (make worse) any health issues you may have.  This is of particular importance in people with cancer or cancer survivors, osteoporosis, diabetes, taking blood thinning medications, pregnancy, or multiple sclerosis, to name a few.  You are in good hands with Philippa Dodson, LMT.

Modest Draping for all Massage
Professional & Ethical

Professional & Ethical

Philippa Dodson, LMT holds to the highest standards of ethics and professionalism.  All  health or personal information shared with Philippa is completely confidential. A modest draping procedure is always used with each massage treatment in respect of each client's personal privacy and as a professional standard.  Philippa recommends that you relax and enjoy your massage session by closing your eyes, listening to the relaxing music & ocean waves in silence and/or meditation, but welcomes feedback on each client's comfort level, whether it be the room temperature, positioning on the table, depth of massage, any type of discomfort (physical or emotional) or any other issue pertaining to each therapy session. Be aware that giving massage and advanced bodywork is Philippa's profession.  You do not need to chat with her or entertain her. Silence during your massage therapy session is recommended. However, if you do want to ask questions or feel more comfortable with a bit of conversation, that is up to each person to decide for themselves.