Toya Benton

Toya Benton


I am a Therapeutic Massage Therapist seeking a new positon. I have a two year degree and possess an extensive knowledge in the following areas:

  • Neuromuscular Function
  • Musculoskeletal Anatomy
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine practices to include
  •             Accupressure
  •             Elemental foundations, substances, organs and channels
  •             Beneficial practices of Aroma Therapy
  •             Total body cleansing through lymphatic flow
  • Deep Tissue Massage including Sports and High Performance Massage
  • Functional Assessment of Disorders and Diseases
  • As well as Business Management

However there is more to being successful in the service industry than a degree and a gift for your profession. My success and consistent rebooking rate is due widely to my approachability, well kept appearence, friendly demeanor and my ability to balance a professional attitude while providing a personal experience.

I would be a great addition to any company that is seeking  to expand their services by providing a full-time on staff massage therapist to their clients and employees.

Work History

Work History
Feb 2007 - Present

Therapeutic Massage Therapist

3 Graces & Elio Spas

Currently employed with Perry Enterprises, rotating between the gentlemens' spa and the ladies' spa.

Jun 2005 - Present

Therapeutic Massage Therapist


I have been working as an independent contractor with Massage Therapy for the last four and a half years.

Dec 2003 - Jun 2005

Department Manager

Hobby Lobby

Merchandising Home Accents Department, Ordering, Customer Service and checkout, scheduling for my department, time sheets.



Professional Internship

OU Medical Center

As a therapist  at OU Medical Center, I performed services on women that were immobilized with pain  and bed bound due to edema, sciatica and many other conditions. I never left a patient without having improved their mobility, function and emotional well being. I worked on infants with underdeveloped organs, severly low blood circulation and inability to breathe independently. The moment therapeutic touch was applied to these babies their blood circulation increased, their muscle function gradually stabilized and their increased body comfort levels became evident in their heart rate and respiratory function. Massage Therapy is as important to the body as proper nutrition and adequate sleep.

Oct 2003 - Oct 2005

Associates Degree

Heritage College




Swedish massage uses basic techniques including effleurage, petrissage, vibration, friction and tapotment.

Craniosacral/Sinus Drainage

Massage of the scalp, face and neck used primarily to relieve sinus pressure, migraines, tension headaches, ocular migraines and to align the body.


Is a Japenese method similar to accupressure, relieving headache, fatigue, insomnia, nervous tension, sore and stiff muscles, as well as constipation and high blood pressure.

Traditional Chinese Medicine

Using the yin/yang energy flow balance, or homeostasis, is restored to the body in a method that has been practiced for 5,000+ years. Specific methods are listed above.

Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT)

Neuromuscular disfunctions are derived from stresses, be it mechanical, postural, or emotional, the adaptive tendencies of the body will compensate by producing neuromuscular changes. The result is reduced mobility, pain, fatigue and depression.

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep Tissue is designed to go through the skin and tissue and delve into the deeper layer of muscle tissues. Some specialized forms of deep tissue massage include Rolfing, Trager, Hellerwork and Feldenkrais.

Lymphatic Massage

Lymphatic massage is similar to Swedish Massage in that it uses similar techniques. When lymphatic flow slows, waste products can accumulate and stagnate in the body. This causes a decrease in metabolism and a feeling of fatigue. Lymphatic Massage gets all of the fluids moving and flowing properly leaving the patient feeling energized.

Prenatal massage

Prenatal massage in normal healthy pregnancies has proved beneficial to both mother and child by aiding in relaxation, improving circulation, and soothing nerves when the correct pressure is applied in the correct position.

Trigger Point Therapy

Trigger points are associated with dysfunctional neurological reflex circuits. In short, a trigger point is a very sensitive area in the muscle that is painful to the touch, but after applied pressure, comfort and mobility is restored throughout several referred pain sites in the body.

Myofascial Release

I specialize in a wide variety of skills to include myofascial release, used to eliminate pain and restore motion. Myofascial release is indicated as a treatment for physical trauma, scarring or inflamation caused by whiplash, surgery, habitual bad posture and repetitive stress injuries. Myofascial release enhances strength, flexibility, and postural and movement awareness.