A Touch Of Paradise, LLC is a BBB Accredited Massage Therapist in Lexington, KY

About Eric Byrd, LMT

"Eric Byrd is the best in the business. He has done so much for me mentally, physically, and emotionally with his massage techniques. Thanks to Eric, I have moved forward faster in healing from my shoulder and neck injury even though I have a ways to go I couldn’t have survived without his massages."Anonymous

Eric Byrd is a Nationally Certified (NCBTMB #526987-07) and Kentucky State Licensed Massage Therapist (KY#2031). He understands the needs of his clients by listening to their health concerns and being intuitively called to address not only the area of pain but also the area(s) that may be the ultimate source of their problem. Eric uses several massage modalities in addition to being Divinely directed. His ability to help reduce and in some cases eliminate the pain or problem of the individual is uncanny. Eric has taken great strides in expanding his knowledge from the basic massage principles by specializing in CranioSacral Therapy (under the direction of the Upledger Institute) and Visceral Manipulation (under the direction of the Barral Institute).

Eric also has advanced training in Medical Massage under the direction of Ralph R. Stephens, LMT. These highly refined massage techniques are used for those individuals that have been referred for specialized treatment by other Professional or Healthcare physicians (MD's, DO’s, DC’s, or Pain Specialists). Many times these sessions focus on one or two areas of the body due to recent trauma or injury and include working with insurance carriers.

Eric also has expanded his knowledge by working with women in educating good breast health. Studying under Cheryl Chapman, R.N., HN-BC, and LMT, training was provided to understand the function and daily health of the breast as well as caring for those current or surviving cancer patients. These specialized massage techniques and education focuses on increasing lymph movement around the breast. The effect of the massage is to increase the presence of killer T-cells that protect the breast from bacteria and cancer. Additional instruction was provided for massage to those currently being treated with Chemo, Radiation, or those that have had reconstructive surgery.

Eric's latest advanced training and certification as a clinical aromatherapist under the direction of George Cox (NAHA)(Natural Options Aromatherapy - www.naturaloptions.us) The training Eric has received allows him to (1) Help educate people in the proper use of Aromatherapy (2) Provide clinical Aromatherapy for clients safely, effectively, and confidently. (3) Create specific blends, and (4) Avoid using contraindicate oils.

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  • January 2014 - A Touch of Paradise was awarded Five Stars & Ruby Award by Talk of the Town for "Excellence in Customer Service"
  • January 2013 - A Touch of Paradise was awarded Five Stars by Talk of the Town for "Excellence in Customer Service"
  • April 2012 - Beyond the Dura Research Conference - Certificate
  • May 2012 - Landed the new website
  • March 2012 - Kinesio Taping- (Completion of Mod 1 & 2 of 3)
  • March 2012 - Ethical Record Keeping - Certificate
  • February 2012 - Medical Massage Therapist – MMT - Certificate
  • January 2012 - A Touch of Paradise was awarded Five Stars by Talk of the Town for "Excellence in Customer Service"
  • June 2011 - Stretch Your Clients!- Certificate
  • March 2011 - Keeping $$$ In Your Wallet: Tax Tips for LMT’s - Certificate
  • March 2011 - How Social Networking Can Increase Your Profits: The LMT Facebook Toolkit - Certificate
  • January 2011 - A Touch of Paradise was awarded Five Stars by Talk of the Town for "Excellence in Customer Service"
  • November 2010 - Somato-Emotional Release – SER11 - Certificate
  • January 2010 - A Touch of Paradise was awarded Five Stars by Talk of the Town for "Excellence in Customer Service"
  • February 2007 - Opened A Touch of Paradise, LLC
  • Shoulder Disorders - Certificate
  • Total Body Balancing 2: Advanced Supine & Prone Tech - Certificate
  • Clinical Aromatherapy - Certificate
  • CranioSacral Dissection - Certificate
  • Total Body Balancing 1
  • Upper Back & Neck Pain: Assessment & Treatment
  • Advanced Visceral Components of the Neck & Throat - VMAT - Certificate
  • Kinesio Taping (I & II) - Certificate
  • Medical Massage Therapy - MMT - Certificate
  • Stretch Your Clients - Certificate
  • Somato - Emotional Release - SER II - Certificate
  • Understanding Personality Disorders - Certificate
  • Magic of Hot Stones- Certificate
  • Cranial Sacral Therapy – CSTII - Certificate
  • Cranial Sacral Therapy – CSTI - Certificate
  • National Certified Massage Therapist - NCTMB
  • State of Kentucky - LMT
  • Certified Massage Therapist- CMT

  • Visceral Manipulation: The Thorax - VM4
  • Visceral Manipulation: The Pelvis - VM3
  • Visceral Manipulation: The Abdomen 2 - VM2
  • Visceral Manipulation: The Abdomen 1 - VM1