Joy Clement Derise, LMT
Joy Clement Derise, is a licensed massage therapist, a 1980 graduate of St. Louis Catholic High School, attended McNeese State University, and is an alumni member of Phi Mu Fraternity. She is a former graduate and instructor at La. Institute of Massage Therapy. She is the owner of Special Touch Therapeutic Massage, opening her doors the day after graduation in June of 1994. She is a proud member of American Massage Therapy Association. She specializes in: Medicupping, AMS Cellulite Reduction, Deep Tissue, Sports, Prenatal and Geriatric therapies as well as Myofascial Release Techniques. She is also qualified in many other modalities. She is married to Jason. They are members of Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church. Her passion is to share with as many people as possible the positive effects of massage.
Griffin “Spider” Edwards
Griffin “Spider” Edwards, is a licensed massage therapist. He is also graduate of Marion High School. He has attended McNeese State University, and is a 1994 graduate of the La. Institute of Massage Therapy, where he was also an instructor. He’s been a vital member of the Special Touch family since 1996. He is a member of American Massage Therapy Association. He is married to Pamela and has 2 children, Lewis and Chloe, and one grandchild, Aria. He specializes in Deep Tissue Therapy but can adjust to your needs. His goal in life is to care for each person he is invited to lay his hands on.
Patrick Freeman, LMT
Gitana Smith, graduated from LA institute of massage therapy in the summer of 2005. She is a member of Special Touch Therapeutic Massage. She specialize in deep tissue, trigger point therapy, myofascial release, polarity therapy, foot reflexology, chakra and energy balancing, hot/cold stone therapy, aromatherapy, swedish massage, sports massage, lympathic drainage, ear candling, and various spa treatments. She enjoys reading your energy body to find the root of your pain and releasing it. After almost 11 years of practicing I still look forward to many more years of connecting with each and everyone I work with.
Lana Watkins, LMT
Lana Watkins grew up in Welsh, Louisiana. After graduating from Welsh High School in 2012, she went on to Northwestern State University to major in accounting and play in the NSU marching band. She attended NSU for four semesters and decided it was not for her. Upon returning to Welsh, she realized she wanted to earn her license in massage therapy. She enrolled at the LA Institute of Massage therapy and graduated in 2016. Lana is looking forward to connecting and sharing the benefits of massage with her clients. Her specialty is Therapeutic Massage.
Karly Ingold, LMT
Karly is a licensed massage therapist. She graduated from Louisiana Institute of Massage Therapy in 2012. She has also attended McNeese State University and Louisiana State University in Eunice. She has one daughter, Miyah. She specializes in deep tissue, swedish massage, and hot stone massage, but she can easily adapt to the needs of the client.