Debra Booher LMT

About Debra Kennard

Debra Kennard LMT

Debra's Background

Debra became a Medical Massage Therapist in 2002 after working over 25 years in high stress corporate positions mostly with LEXIS-NEXIS and the Reynolds Company here in Dayton.

She has first hand experience with the effects of stress and physical demands on your physical and emotional well being. She appreciates what people are facing in their day to day lives and feels blessed to be able to offer relief to these individuals.

Debra also had the fabulous experience of owning and running a 35 head horse farm in Washington Twp. in Centerville for 21 years and knows how hard physical work stresses the body.

Debra Specializes in:

  • Surgery and injury recovery, sports therapy and pain elimination or management. She offers deep tissue and Positional Release work for chronic injuries as well as Swedish massage, Integrative Myoneural Therapy, TMJ Dysfunction, Craniosacral Therapy and Reiki treatments.
  • Debra has been able to offer relief to people for severe back pain, migraines, carpal tunnel, fibromyalgia, sleep deprivation, bursitis, shoulder injuries, plantar fasciitis, muscle spasms and soreness, anxiety, depression and other stress related disorders. Cancer patients have found relief from nausea, pain, swelling and fatigue as well through her treatments.

Debra's Education & Licensing

  • Bachelor of Arts in Business Management from Antioch University in Yellow Springs, Ohio
  • Medical Massage Degree from SHI Integrative Massage School in Lebanon, Ohio
  • Member of the American Massage Therapy Association
  • Licensed by the State of Ohio Medical Board in Medical Massage

Debra's Philosophy

Massage can aid in recovery from an injury or prevent an injury. Massage is also helpful in controlling and reducing chronic back pain by reducing muscle tension and spasms and eliminating headaches by targeting and releasing pressure points. Research shows that massage can reduce heart rate, lower blood pressure, relax muscles, reduce swelling and improve range of motion.

You don't have to be an expert in massage or even know what type of massage you need to make an appointment. Debra can help you determine which treatment is best for your particular needs. The benefits of massage are far reaching.