About the Practitioner
Douglas A. Taylor, LMT PA LIC # 982897
I am originally from the South Hills of Pittsburgh, PA. I moved to Lakeland, FL in 1998 where I attended Traviss Technical School for Massage Therapy training. The program there was excellent and introduced me to many modalities of massage and bodywork. I graduated in 2001 and received my Florida license to practice massage in 2002. I moved back to Pittsburgh in 2004 and obtained my Pennsylvania license to practice massage soon after Pennsylvania passed laws requiring a license to practice massage in 2010.
I believe everyone should receive massage on a regular basis. I like to call it a "tune-up" for your body. I specialize in therapeutic massage but I am also proficient in Swedish (relaxing) massage, deep tissue massage and pre-natal massage. I also offer infant massage instruction to parents.
I started my path as a massage therapist because I like to help people and I have always had a natural gift in my sense of touch.
I have two young children and I try to be as natural as possible in their health, wellness and nutrition (organic foods, natural cures, etc). It is an important part of what I do and who I am. In other words, massage is not just something I do, it is also part of who I am.