Top This! is a new concept in salons.
Our staff has years of experience working with cancer clients and come highly recommended by Doctors, Nurses and Social Workers within the Oncology field. We invite you to come and experience the difference.
Not everyone makes major life decisions based on medical tests, but I did. I’m what you might call a pre-viver. My mother and other close relatives were diagnosed with breast cancer, and I knew that a BRCA1 confirmation would be monumental for me. It was. As a result, I had a double mastectomy and a total hysterectomy. Also, based on my own experience, I knew how I wanted to give back. I work on my clients with compassion and humor. Nothing gives me greater joy than when someone tells me that I transformed a potentially horrific trauma into a life affirming event. Top This! Gives me the perfect opportunity to do what I love – it doesn’t get any better than this!
I have been in the Cosmetology industry for 9 years and I truly love to do what I do. Going to work every day knowing that I can make someone look beautiful, feel happy and put a smile on their face makes my day. As an accomplished Hairstylist, Hair-Replacement Specialist and Wig Stylist, my passion is in the needs of those undergoing Chemo Therapy and others medically induced hair loss. My mother was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and my aunt was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. I was part of their journey and understand that emotional and physical strains that come with this disease. Come and visit me at Top This! Let me make a difference in your life!
I received my Massage Therapy License in 1994. Since then, I have studied different modalities, including Reiki, Lymphatic Drainage Massage, and La Stone Therapy. After several close friends and clients were diagnosed with cancer, I wanted to look for a way to help relieve the pain, anxiety, and stress associated with cancer treatment. I attended an Oncology Massage Workshop at M.D. Anderson Hospital in Houston, Texas and started volunteering at Texas Oncology Midtown. I am committed to helping my clients receive a healing, relaxing, nurturing experience.
Certified Oncology Massage Therapist
I acquired my professional massage license in 2007. In 2010, after twenty-five years as an educator, I moved into massage therapy full-time. Even though I am skilled in a variety of massage modalities that are relaxing, restorative and rejuvenating, I found my calling with oncology massage.
I received my oncology massage certification from the Peregrine Institute of Oncology Massage Training in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
I volunteer at Texas Oncology and at the LIVESTRONG Foundation. I have also assisted with the Breast Cancer Resource Centers of Texas and am involved with the Rob Hill Just Believe Foundation along with the Oncology Massage Alliance.
I am the founder of Balanced Business Consulting, and have experience in all aspects of financial statement preparation as well as ten years preparing tax returns including: individual, partnership, corporate, and trust returns. I also provide payroll, payroll tax services, and sales tax returns. I am an alumnus of Texas State University and a member of Beta Gamma Sigma (Golden Key Honor Society). While I have worked with larger companies, the majority of my experience is with small business, helping to design procedures focused on their individual needs.
I have been an entrepreneur since I was 26 years of age. I am the CEO of Corporate Culture Consulting, LLC, which focuses on reducing corporate stress, increasing personal productivity and supporting a vital corporate culture. I volunteer as a counselor for a cancer survivors, am a patient advocate for self-education and taking personal control of treatment through a personalized plan (vs. the medical system dictating a “fit-in-the-box” solution) and regularly participate in local survivors social group.
My humorous, real-world portrayal of getting through the trauma and recovery from breast cancer, as well as my zest as a patient advocate, has landed me the role of Stress Reduction Mentor and Speaker for many groups, organizations, and events. I also created a website, www.BeyondtheBoobieTrap.com, to help breast cancer patients move beyond treatment into a “New way of Normal Living”.
Relations and Breast
I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer in September of 2009. It has changed my life in many positive ways. Top This! Was created as a destination to help people with their cancer journey. We will be part of many activities and fundraisers to help find a cure and promote early detection. Come join us in our fight against cancer.
I fought Thyroid Cancer over 50 years ago. Treatments and detection have come a long way since then, and survival rates will continue to grow with our dedication to finding a cure. Recently I cared for my daughter, Samantha, as she battled Breast Cancer. We will cater to your needs as we have experienced a journey similar to yours.