For more than a decade, Janet Taylor LMT, CLT, CIMI, has touched thousands of lives with her trained and specialized effective touch. Whether within the clinical or hospital setting, or in a patient's private home, Janet has worked with clients who range from tiny preemies and infants just out of surgery, to children and adults who are in need of her comforting and pain relieving touch.
Janet has been a Licensed Massage Therapist in the state of Texas since 1996 and practices in Dallas as well as the greater Metroplex area. Early on in her budding career, while working in spas, fitness centers, and chiropractic offices, she felt a pressing need to offer comfort to the sick and distressed. Being especially drawn to work with children, in 1998, she weekly volunteered her massage services to the patients at Children's Medical Center. At that time, she also became employed at Pediatric Integrative Therapy Center, Dallas working with special needs children. She was sought out for her especially effective touch and techniques in these special needs situations.
Seeking to bring attention to this method of care, in 1999, the Volunteer Department at Children's Medical Center nominated Janet to be the recipient of a Dallas TV station's "Local Hero Award". Janet and her talents were indeed recognized and featured in Clarice Tinsley's "Home Town Hero" program for her dedicated services to her patients.
Not only did the media recognize Janet's specialized caring touch, Children's hospital did as well. The many astounding results of the caring touch approach led to the research and development of their hospital-based massage therapy program. In 2002, Children's offered Janet employment in the Pain Management Department, an offer that was unprecedented at that time.
During her dedicated career to better treat her client's needs and conditions, Janet has continually expanded her knowledge and expertise by taking specialized certification programs. She is a Certified Lymphedema Therapist through the Complete Decongestive Therapy Certification Program with the Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy and is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor with the International Association of Infant Massage (IAIM). She has advanced certificates and trainings through 1) Oncology Massage Certification Program with Gayle MacDonald in New Mexico 2) CranioSacral Therapy, Lymphatic Drainage, and Visceral Therapy with the Upledger Institute in Florida 3) Certified Prenatal Massage with Carol Osborne-Sheets in California.
Janet Taylor LMT working with patient in ICU at Children's Medical Center
Janet is currently in private practice that focuses on chronic health issues, palliative care and oncology massage. Special interest with women, children and infants health and comfort issues. Sessions are available in her office, the hospital or clients home.
ChildTimes Magazine, a publication of Children's Medical Center Dallas, Fall 1999, features Janet Taylor's volunteer work as a massage therapist with the headline: "Taylor calms infants with soothing touch".
A "Special Pain Relief Issue" in the Dallas Morning News, September 19, 2006, featuring the Pain Management Department at Children's Medical Center.