Leslie Kristina Guerrero Collins, L.M.T.
One of the first things most people ask me is, "So, Leslie, how did you
get into massage?" so I'll start there... In the spring of 2003, I
was about to complete my B.A. in English from the University of Texas,
but I still didn't have a clear vision about my future after
graduation. One day, I was driving alone on a winding road near
Dripping Springs and I declared out loud that I wanted to do something
that was quiet, peaceful, healthful but most importantly, I wanted those
who sought me out to be happy to see me. Surprisingly, the answer came
to me almost instantly and I knew that my calling was to heal and
provide comfort through massage therapy. I'm extremely blessed to have
heard this calling and to have the opportunity to follow my heart.
Not that it was that easy! I kept this calling in my heart for 4 years and prepared for this life in other ways while working as a receptionist at Armbrust & Brown, L.L.P.
here in Austin where I got a study in professional relationships and
client care. In May of 2006, I was finally ready to get started and I
enrolled at A New Beginning School of Massage
and on April 1, 2007 I both received my license in the mail and signed
the lease on my private studio. What an epic day! I took the leap and
became a full time practitioner in August 2007 and here I am today.
I have learned that as a massage therapist, my responsibility to my
clients is to guide them to a state of relaxation and freedom from the
anxiety of their daily lives, if only for an hour. Enabling the the
experience of peace is my ultimate goal and the greatest gift I can
offer as a massage therapist. I achieve this by integrating
aromatherapy, heat therapy and meaningful body work in a balanced way
for each client so that he or she can access within themselves the
deepest levels of relief and well-being.
Born and raised in Corpus Christi, Texas, I relocated to Austin in 1999 to join the University of Texas Longhorn Band and get my degree in English along the way. I am involved locally in the arts though the Weird Sisters Women's Theater Collective and I enjoy being a mentor "mom" supporting teen mothers with Northwest Austin YoungLives. My husband of 3 years, Tim Collins, and I also enjoy volunteering every Sunday with middle school students through The Uprising Student Ministries at Gateway Community Church. We welcomed our first child, Mateo Robert Guerrero Collins, on December 31, 2012.
Mateo Robert Guerrero Collins
Born December 31, 2012 at 4:25 p.m.
6 lbs., 4 oz, 18 inches long