About Emily & Brad

“There is a sacred partnership among those who build a home dedicated to truth and harmony. Their home is a safe harbor for others: a lamp in the darkness.”

In 2010, Brad and Emily began their partnership in life and in their massage practice as Hands of Chi. With their combined knowledge and skills a new technique emerged; the 4 Hand™ Massage. With both of them working in symphony it became a harmonious blend of different yet complementary techniques which resulted in deeper relaxation and more unwinding of a tense mind and body. Quickly, their individual clients began to prefer and request the 4 Hand™ massage. Brad and Emily soon realized that they had come across something that was more than a luxury, but a powerful healing tool. They strongly believe in living within the flow of harmony, for themselves and for others. Integrating a regular practice of connection and stress relief through various yoga and meditation techniques are imperative to their health and wellbeing. In their free time, Brad and Emily enjoy traveling the world, being in nature on The Greenbelt in Austin or in a National Park, and recharging in their harmonious home together with their sweet furbabies, Jade and Bluebonnet.

Brad Tidwell, LMT, MTI, Focus Trainer

Brad became a Licensed Massage Therapist in 2001 at Hands on Approach Massage School in Dallas, TX. This step allowed him to realize that his passion to help others would be manifested through giving Massage. Utilizing his rehabilitating massage techniques and knowledge of anatomy, helps all of his clients live a fuller, pain-free life and achieve well being on all levels. Over the last 20 years, Brad has enhanced his healing offerings through countless hours of training and experience in Anatomy/Physiology, Advanced Neuromuscular Massage, Deep Tissue/Sports Massage, Personal Training, Qigong, Reiki, and various Meditation and Martial Arts techniques.

All of this experience led him to create his Now Focus Life training program. He offers one on one focus training, as well as community and corporate classes and workshops. His consistently genuine and humorous personality allows his clients and class participants to feel comfortable as he assists their bodies and minds in healing and helps guide them to find harmony in all things. In his free time, Brad enjoys hanging out with family and friends, reading, and training himself to be his best.

Emily Tidwell, LMT, RYT, RCYT

Always passionate about encouraging and educating others about health and wellness, Emily became a Certified Medical Assistant in 2005 and began working closely with chiropractic and functional medicine doctors in the Texas Medical Center, which quickly inspired her career in the healthcare field as a Massage Therapist. Licensed in Massage Therapy at The Phoenix School of Holistic Health & Massage in Houston, TX since 2007, she soon realized that performing massage was rewarding for not only her clients but her own heart and spirit as well, continuing to be a huge source of happiness for her. She began her studies of Yoga and Meditation in 2006 leading her to become a Registered Yoga Teacher in 2012 and a Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher in 2019, both through Yoga Yoga in Austin, TX.

Emily enjoys leading Yoga classes and workshops in the community and corporate settings but her passion lies in working with children and young people, leading her and Brad to create The Little Chi Yoga Project. Emily enjoys focusing her energy on working specifically with women and young people. She is dedicated to deeply relaxing her clients to provide healing and complete restoration of body, mind, and spirit using her skills and special certifications in Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue/Sports Massage, Prenatal Massage, Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Children’s Yoga, Meditation, and Reiki. In her free time, Emily loves swimming, dancing, writing and relaxing.

Nicole Poole, LMT

“Mother always used to say, ‘Quit touching things. Put that down. Keep your hands and feet to yourself.’ My grandmother drew the conclusion that that’s how I learned. I went on with great joy and encouragement from my family to play competitive sports which was also hands on: ice and roller skating, basketball, softball (All-Star Team 3 consecutive years), swim team champion, martial arts competitor. But sports ended with high school and after a year or so of college I sat down with my parents to let them know that my career passion was to become a massage therapist. I was 19. In support they reminded me of my great physical coordination, my love of helping people, and how learning the science of anatomy came easy for me.

I completed my first 300 hours of basic training for licensing at the Austin School of Massage in May 2003. Following graduation I went straight to work at an upscale spa eager to show off my pampering skills for a few years. I then spent another few years working with therapy establishment clientele who had various ailments and injuries. At the same time I was able to grow a small network of private clientele providing mobile in-home care. I realized early in my career that working with Chiropractic doctors would do more to advance my skills and techniques. In addition, I have more than 150 hours of continuing education from the Lauterstein-Conway and other schools. Today, working with doctors and other specialized therapists I am able to better serve my clients with their pain and ailments.

I am grateful to have a career that I love. I want each and every client to feel the tremendous positive energy I have to offer. My modalities to serve you are in Sports Massage, Deep Tissue with Myofascial Techniques, Advanced Neuromuscular Therapy, Trigger Point, Thai Massage and Stretching, Swedish and Reflexology. Let’s discuss your needs and how I can help.

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