Lyssa Gettys is a licensed MT practicing in the Beach Cities of Los Angeles. She specializes in clinical massage and manual therapies, focusing on sports and rehabilitative treatments. She has been professionally practicing for over eight years, studying at South Bay Massage College, Esalen Institute, Axis Evolving, The John Barnes Myofascial Release Approach, Neuromuscular Therapy Center, and the Academy of Clinical Massage.
Her goal is to help clients become attuned with their body both mentally and physically; to aid in alleviating soft tissue dysfunction, develop better posture symmetry, and work toward achieving more function and mobility for all of her clients. Her treatments focus on targeting either acute or chronic muscular dysfunction and working to rehabilitate the soft tissues, as well as help prevent injuries, formulate one’s body for athletic activity for optimal conditioning, maintenance care, and help athletes recover from workouts and injuries.
Lyssa has been passionate about massage most of her life, recognizing her intrinsic ability since she was 10 from her grandfather and great-grandfather. Both were amateur massage therapist in the 1930-50's in the Bay Area practicing on athletes and military personnel. Lyssa is deeply proud in her innate skills from her lineage and honors their lessons of patience and communication with one’s body with each client she comes in contact with. It is through their guidance and encouragement that she continues to further her education regularly in massage and manual techniques.
Prior to choosing her career in Bodywork, Lyssa received a B.A from CSUF in Women’s Studies and Human Services, she has always been an avid member in student body and human rights associations from elementary school to college. These experiences have enriched her character to be empathic, curious and epistemophilic in all matters of her life. Should you happen to catch her between treatments you can usually catch her foam rolling (as she practices what she preaches), YouTubing a new video on body mechanics or food recipes, and or possible snacking on a new grub she whipped up from her YouTubing.