who we are

Jeff Chandler

Jeff Chandler, LMT, MTI , RYT

Jeff opened Partners In Wellness (PIW) in 1995 to provide on-site wellness to businesses in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area. As a massage therapist and yoga educator, Jeff believes that life is an energetic process of habits which facilitates either wellness or dis-ease. [more]

He teaches a "gentler yoga" focusing on breath, alignment and the use of props at several venues in and around north Oak Cliff, as well as workshops combining resting yoga and massage. He is an engaging speaker on the topic of habits and developing a practice that involves stilling the conscious mind in order to experience a deeply relaxed state. Jeff believes that it is in this stillness that the body responds positively to its own healing potential.

Reach Jeff directly at 214-334-8602

Cindy Spence

Cindy Spence, MPH, LMT

Cindy has been a massage therapist specializing in oncology and hospice care since 1999. A pancreatic cancer survivor since 2005, she believes in the power of choice and pursuit of optimal wellness at all phases of life – in sickness, in health, and during the dying process. [more]

Cindy's training includes a Masters Degree in Public Health and more than 100 hours of medical massage from institutions such as MD Anderson and Sloan-Kettering. Clients who are too ill to travel are seen by Cindy in the home setting where her focus is comfort, relief of distress, and support for the client's hopes and goals as they evolve over time. Cindy also teaches massage therapists and others to provide end-of-life touch; visit www.finaltouchtraining.com to learn more.

Reach Cindy directly at 469-233-5124

Tom Lloyd

Tom Lloyd, MS, CHt

Tom begin his career 30 years ago as a mental health clinician. He opened his current office eight years ago and has been practicing Life/Executive Coaching, Clinical Hypnosis, and Relaxation/Stress Reduction. After a year of training Tom has become a Reiki Master, which is now incorporated into his practice. Tom has focused his practice on the goals of helping others to refocus themselves by establishing and maintain healthy and positive life goals. [more]

Tom has a Masters Degree in Psychology from the University of St. Francis south of Chicago, with advanced training and certification in clinical hypnotherapy from the International Certification Board of Clinical Hypnotherapy.

Reach Tom directly at 214-543-9244

Jim Shade

Jim Shade

A Reiki Master since 2006, Jim founded Reiki Fellowship Dallas in 2010, a free, community-based Reiki clinic located in Oak Cliff. He is a Bowenwork Practitioner and Reiki teacher. Jim periodically teaches Reiki to Radical Recovery participants at Studio 4. [more]

Jim believes that the key factor to good health is fueling the body with high quality real food, and that the body is designed to heal itself when it is in balance. Jim sees clients for Bowenwork and Reiki at his beautiful garden studio located at 421 South Ravinia Drive, Dallas Texas 75211.

Reach Jim directly at 214-893-8983

Tyra Quesenberry

Tyra Quesenberry, LMT

Tyra has been a Licensed Massage Therapist since 1996, with more than 1400 hours of advanced training in a wide variety of modalities, including certifications in Manual Lymph Drainage and Bowenwork. Bowenwork is a gentle yet highly effective bodywork technique using light pressure and precise moves to promote wellbeing. She is a practitioner of Jin Shin Jyutsu, a gentle form of acupressure, and teaches JSJ Self Help methods to her clients to encourage them to engage in their own self healing. [more]

Tyra is a Reiki Master and a Master Medical Massage Practitioner, with an extensive background in oncology, geriatric and hospice massage. Her gentle touch helps her clients find relief from acute and chronic pain, allergies and anxiety.

Reach Tyra directly at 214-395-7195

Douchka Lecot

Douchka Lecot

Originally from Ibiza, Spain and a Tantric hippie in essence, Douchka is an E-RYT 200 yoga teacher and an Ayurvedic specialist with more than 12 years of experience in yoga science. Curious and passionate about life, she's an eternal student, always seeking new tools, systems, philosophies and techniques to deepen self and promote healing for others. [more]

Douchka's classes are customized to evolve with the seasons of year, sometimes working around a theme or particular aspect of the practice and always adapted for the needs of each student. She is co-founder of Yana Shala, providing education and resources for self-development and personal growth. She and her yoga partner Barb Totzke (who also subs for Douchka when she's traveling abroad) currently lead a 10-month advanced yoga teacher training. Douchka also offers private Ayurvedic sessions, helping clients design and implement lifestyle plans and self-care routines for better health and wellbeing.

Reach Douchka directly at 469-877-1793

Glo Umphress

Glo Umphress

Glo has been a licensed massage therapist since 1989, providing a holistic approach to wellness for a wide range of clients from NBA players to the chronically ill. After 15 years of practice at two upscale spas in Dallas, Glo turned her focus to oncology and medical massage. She has received certification or training in Oncology Massage, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, CranioSacral Therapy and End-of-life Massage. [more]

Glo currently provides hand and foot massage to cancer patients in the chemo infusion room at Baylor Hospital in Dallas and participates in Radical Recovery, a bi-monthly program that features guided meditation, aromatherapy and gentle massage for those in cancer treatment and their caregivers. In addition to her bodywork training and experience, Glo is a Certified Consulting Hyponotist, exploring the mind-body connection. Reach Glo directly

Charla Truesdale

Charla Truesdale

Charla is a RYT and a Certified Warriors at Ease Teacher. She has extensive training in wellness, trauma-sensitive modalities and military culture. Charla has held leadership positions with the military and Department of Defense. She is the co-founder and President for The Warrior Spirit Project. [more]

Charla has firsthand experience with the deployment of a loved one, as her husband of more than 30 years has served both in Iraq and Afghanistan. She is passionate about bringing opportunities for physical, emotional, and spiritual healing to our nation's veterans, and seeks to help them reintegrate back into civilian life with a renewed sense of connection and purpose. Reach Charla directly at 972-765-4071

Lynn Street

Lynn Street

Lynn has more than 600 hours of training, and has been a Licensed Massage Therapist since 1997. As a Certified Medical Massage Practitioner, a Reiki Master and Reiki Master Teacher, Lynn's holistic approach helps clients experience reduced pain, improved range of motion, relieved stress, and relaxation. [more]

Lynn works by appointment in her office and does on-site chair massage. Reach Lynn directly at 214-693-0420