Richardson Massage Therapy
Hi! I’m Dawn Attebery, Licensed Massage Therapist and owner of Richardson Massage Therapy, located in Richardson, Texas. My husband, Paul, and I have been proud Richardson residents for nearly 20 years.
When I was 10 years old, besides having a tremendous crush on Andy Gibb (remember the song, Shadow Dancing?), I had MAJOR hip surgery. The surgeon did a bone graft to create a better socket so my hip wouldn’t constantly dislocate; he also ended up moving around some muscles in the process. This procedure put me in a body cast for the entire summer, and was followed by some very painful rehab. From this experience, I became incredibly empathetic towards anyone dealing with chronic physical pain because I have lived it and I know how much it impacts everything in life.
I’ve also had my share of anxiety and depression over the years. When I was first diagnosed-- in addition to more traditional therapies-- I found that massage was tremendously helpful. It provided me with so much pain relief while also lowering my levels of stress and anxiety both during and after each session. So, when I celebrated the big 5-0, I made the choice to change careers. I had previously been a software engineer and then a photographer and knew I was meant to do more. It became my mission to help people in a meaningful way, and massage was the natural choice for me. I help people lower their stress levels so they can feel like themselves again. I specialize in relieving pain, so I incorporate deep tissue techniques in a way that also promotes relaxation. It's my passion to support women with anxiety and depression because I’ve been there, and I know what it feels like to have constant stress and that never-ending feeling of waiting for the other shoe to drop.
I’m now at a point in my life where I have successfully overcome my symptoms, and I’m here to help you do the same. I know from personal experience how massage therapy complements traditional therapies on this journey of life.
As far as hobbies, lying in a hammock reading a book might just be my favorite way to spend a crisp, sunny, fall afternoon. I love KERA radio, a good glass of wine, and a cross-country road trip every now and then (not all that the same time, of course!) My husband and I are raising two wonderful teenagers and I'm also step-mom to three adult daughters as well as a grandmother to two little boys. We also have 2 cats, Dante and Molly, who are a loving part of our family. Family means a lot to us, so each month we have a get-together where we eat a big meal, celebrate that month's birthdays, and then play a game or sing karaoke... What a fun-loving household we are! We have been through a lot together and we are stronger for it. Paul and I will be celebrating our 20-year anniversary soon, and he is the best husband I could ever ask for. I'm so very thankful for him and for our close-knit family.
I look forward to connecting with you and working together soon!
Richardson Massage Therapy