About

About

You’re here to get out of pain & start enjoying your life.

You have a deep desire to live an active lifestyle without pain holding you back.

You’re willing to work through a difficult workout to see results, so it’s nothing new to you when a more specialized intense session with me produces amazing results for your mobility AND reduces your pain.

You’ve received massage before, but maybe the relaxing kind was not enough to keep your pain at bay.

I understand completely, and I have some good news for you:

You don’t need to struggle with the stress & pain from your muscoskeletal problems anymore.

It’s true!

I’ll customize a treatment just for you that reduces your pain and tension so that you can live your active lifestyle without being slowed down by pesky aches and pains.

Vikki, you are a miracle worker! My leg feels so much better. ~Aimee B.

Vikki Howard LMT

Hi, my name is Vikki Howard, and with my pain-busting combo of bodywork knowledge and top notch intuition, I’m about to be your body’s new best friend.

Whether it’s pain from whiplash, or a pulled muscle or golfer’s elbow from overuse injury, I have the expertise to help you reduce your pain and manage your musculoskeletal complaints.

I used to work at a rehab clinic as an independent contractor, and while I loved working on my massage clients there, I felt stifled by the lack of creativity I was allowed to use in their treatment.

I was sick of working so hard and yet feeling like I was underutilizing my skill set, so I decided to strike out on my own and create my business.

And just like that, Skillful Touch Massage was born!

(Well, there may have been some paperwork and bumps along the way, but you get the idea…)

After working with hundreds of clients over the years, I’ve developed an assessment system that allows me to plug in the most appropriate techniques for your condition, returning you to an optimal state of health.

Each body is different, and your bodywork session should be too! I treat each client as an individual and find targeted ways to help them get better, faster.

I have advanced training in many areas, with an emphasis on rehabilitation and orthopedic massage.

I have had massage for years due to the awful condition of my spine—Vikki is by far the best I have encountered—she goes deep in the places that have incapacitated me for years.

I am in less pain now than I have been in for many years. ~V. Campbell

I approach my massage sessions as an active listener, with your needs first and foremost on my treatment “to-do” list.

I truly enjoy helping others feel good and move with greater ease!

Every day, I get to put on my thinking cap to assess why someone has a musculoskeletal pain or injury and decide how best to help them solve it.

Knowing and seeing the difference I make in people’s lives is so fulfilling, and as cliche as it sounds, I love waking up to do the work I do every morning.

Nguyet (Vikki) Howard | Owner, Skillful Touch Massage | Massage Therapist | LMT #MT026561

A glimpse at my training in massage:

  • 16 years as a practicing  Licensed Massage Therapist
  • Over 1200 hours of advanced education in the following modalities:
  • Myofascial Therapy
  • Active Myofascial Therapy
  • Ben Benjamin Orthopedic Massage
  • Muscle Energy Techniques​
  • Anatomy Trains Postural Assessment
  • Howard Nemerov Method – Functional Muscle Testing
  • Neural Reset Therapy
  • LomiLomi Massage

You can rest assured that you’re getting a competent expert to help you with your musculoskeletal pain!

5 interesting facts about me:

  • I love normal, everyday movement routines that make my body feel good! I like to go to the gym, lift weights, Zumba, bike, garden, and walk my dogs.
  • Most people don’t know that I really dislike eating Chocolate Malt balls. (Yuck!)
  • I’m really horrible at snorkeling.
  • My favorite place I have visited is Sedona, Arizona
  • My favorite form of self care is exercising 3-4 times per week and receiving massage.

So what’s so unique about Skillful Touch Massage?

I’m so glad you asked!

This is massage therapy that allows you to…

  • Keep up with your family without painful movement getting in your way.
  • Continue exercising or playing your sport while reducing muscle soreness and preventing injury.
  • Say “YES!” to active hobbies instead of choosing sedentary ones to avoid pain from movement.
  • Question that bottle of pain medication or recommended surgery for your chronic pain, opting to try natural pain relief first.

And don’t worry, you won’t be disappointed by a “cookie cutter” massage routine. Each session is unique!

I’ve spent years developing my in-depth knowledge and variety of treatment modalities to be super effective in producing functional & wellness outcomes.
(Translation: You’re going to see real results, it’ll feel good in the process, and you’ll never be bored by a “cookie cutter” session!)

See for yourself, by checking out the variety of techniques I offer in my Services menu:

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How to Get Started

My Services

Not sure what type of massage you need to start with?

Have some personal questions about your situation you’d like to discuss before booking a session?

Go ahead and call me at (210) 705-0644 and we can figure that out on the phone together!

This is about you.

This is your moment to finally choose yourself first.

I can’t wait to work with you!

Pssssst! Wondering what happens if you click that button above and schedule a massage with me?

I’m so glad you asked! We’ll hash out all the details of what you’re looking for over the phone first to make sure we’re a good fit, and then you’ll come on in for your first session with me!

(To ensure mutual respect and trust, an initial interview by phone will be conducted with all prospective clients. I provide non sexual, non sensual massage therapy and bodywork.)