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About Gayle R Temkin

gayle5Gayle R Temkin, an international freelance journalist, traveled, lived, and worked abroad for many years.  She began her massage career in 1978 in Chicago, IL. At that time there were few schools and the only two licensing massage therapy states were New York and Florida.

“Wanting to work with medical referrals, I knew I needed a license so I opted for Florida and came to Austin in 1985 to develop a general public and medical referral practice.  I opened Austin Massage Associates and it became the largest medical referral practice between 1986-1992.

“In 1992, I changed my career path to bring positive attention and appropriate touch into the classroom and worked with Austin Independent School District till 2006, when I went back to a private massage practice. I love massage and what it does for the recipient and the therapist  Throughout these years I continued my writing career as a massage advocate, feature writer, and storybook publisher.

“Somewhere around 2008 Austin just got too big for me.  I didn’t move to Austin to live in-between high rises — that’s why I moved from Chicago!  I looked all around the world for my spot but didn’t find anything until someone showed me a 5-acre parcel in rural Lockhart,TX.  My family of assorted animals and I moved here in February 2011. We worked hard to establish a unique and exquisite massage therapy environment in Lockhart, TX. We want to share this environment of peace, harmony, and love with you.”

You can find many of Gayle R Temkin’s articles in the major dailies of the world, Austin American Statesman, Austin Business Journal, and the Texas Medical Journal archives.

Education:
Emotional-Social Intelligence Education  Team Teacher, Austin Independent School District 1991- 2006
Registered Licensed Massage Therapist since 1978
Massage Continuing Ed Provider, TX Department of Health since 2006
Certified Accelerated Integrative Educator, University of Houston
Graduate Work, East-West Institute, San Francisco, CA
BA, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL
 

Certified:

Enlightenment Intensive Master
Bhagwan Shri Rajneesh Meditation Teacher
Tantric Kriya Yoga Instructor
 



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