Our team of Licensed Massage Therapists is highly trained and experienced in a wide variety of modalities including prenatal and postnatal massage, infant and pediatric massage, palliative and hospice massage, and bodywork for pain and stress relief.
Our Registered Nurse Coaches have specialized training in an emerging paradigm in healthcare focused on YOU. We are deeply committed to providing a safe partnership with you in your holistic health and wellbeing. We see you as a whole person, not a disease or a problem to be fixed. We honor your unique story and needs and we listen more than we speak. And we hold you accountable for what you want for your health and your life so you can move from knowing (and wondering) about wellness to actually practicing it.
Using our unique skill sets, we guide you in reaching your health goals and reclaiming your health.
Brandie Mitchell, RN, LMT
bodyworker, Nurse Coach + Founder
Brandie has been supporting growing families for the past 18 years with nutrition education, massage therapy, labor and birth support, and fitness and wellness coaching. After completing her Bachelors degree in Nutrition at The University of Texas at Austin, Brandie attended The Lauterstein-Conway Massage School and has continued studies in Neuromuscular Therapy, Connective Tissue Massage at the Rolf Institute, Craniosacral Therapy, Prenatal and Postnatal Massage, and Infant and Pediatric Massage. After spending a decade as a massage therapist, she attended The University of Texas Health Science Center Nursing School and is a Registered Nurse in the State of Texas, as well as a certified Nurse Coach and Co-Instructor with The Nurse Coach Collective. Brandie’s passion is supporting women and families and she finds joy in inspiring healthy self-care and vibrant, courageous living.
As a momma myself, I am experiencing the ongoing sweet moments, challenges, joys, and humbling experiences of motherhood. I am learning everyday and do my best to practice the principles of healthy stress management, good nutrition, real connections, and living whole-heartedly. I have discovered that imperfections in this life are beautiful and can be the birthplace of growth and transformation. My joy is supporting other women and families and I am honored to grow with you in your life journey.
Services offered: Women’s Wellness Coaching, Prenatal and Postnatal Massage Therapy, Infant Massage Instruction, Pediatric Massage.
LAURA MISSIHA, LMT
PeriNATAL + pediatric MASSAGE SPECIALIST
Laura brings over 25 years of experience as a Licensed Massage Therapist to the Well Family team. She has worked as a therapist in a variety of clinical settings including a Children's ICU, a women's health physical therapy clinic, as well as in the hospital with women on antepartum bed rest. Laura enjoys working with adults and children of all ages and is skilled in supporting complex medical issues with high quality massage therapy. As a mother of a teen daughter, she understands the demands of motherhood and is committed to practicing what she preaches with receiving regular bodywork and eating a clean diet. Laura is passionate about supporting and empowering her clients with ways to care for themselves to encourage healthy early bonding with their children through touch and connection.
I have discovered that taking care of myself is one of the best things I can do as a mom. For me, that looks like eating a clean diet, taking aromatherapy baths, and receiving regular bodywork. I practice what I preach and truly believe this is what has allowed me to have such a long and fulfilling career as a massage therapist. I also believe in the importance of modeling self-care for my daughter because as women we tend to put ourselves last. It lights me up when I can work with mothers and families and visibly see the impact of nurturing touch with them.
Services offered: Mobile Prenatal and Postnatal Massage Therapy, Mobile Pediatric Massage, Hospital-based Massage Therapy
SASHA SUMLING, LMT
PERINATAL + INFANT MASSAGE SPECIALIST
Sasha has been a Licensed Massage Therapist exclusively working in Prenatal, Postpartum and Infant Massage for the past 9 years. Born and raised in Austin, she moved to Houston in 2001 where she has been raising her three children with her husband. In addition to her massage therapy training, she is also a Mind-Body Wellness Practitioner specializing in Holistic Nutrition and Hypnotherapy, a Madriella Postpartum Doula, a Placenta Encapsulation Specialist and a member of the National Black Doula Association.
I believe the power of touch is deeply healing and my ultimate goal with clients is to promote inner peace, healing, and to empower women and children to overcome challenging circumstances. My own daughter has a rare autoimmune condition, so I know the struggles and joys of mothering amidst challenges.
Services offered: Prenatal and Postnatal Massage Therapy, Infant Massage Instruction
Jala Verner, RN, NC-BC
Jala has a passion for serving women and children and believes in creating a safe, nonjudgmental space where true growth and change can happen. She has personally been transformed by Nurse Coaching and is thrilled to live out her dream by supporting others in their own journey. After graduating with a Bachelors degree in nursing from Oklahoma Christian University, Jala worked in the ICU at Baptist Integris and then worked in case management at the Oklahoma Health Care Authority, walking with women and families through breast or cervical cancer, pregnancy, high risk pregnancy, & postpartum. She also assisted families in the process of acquiring out of state care or private duty nursing care for special needs children. Most recently she has had the privilege of raising and homeschooling her two sons, finding joy in helping them to learn and grow. She has a passion for teaching emotional intelligence and music to children, and has the privilege to teach a class including both at a preschool in Houston. She became a Board-Certified Nurse Coach through the Nurse Coach Collective in 2018 and is very excited to be taking a new direction in her nursing career with Well Family.
As a health care professional and a mother, I relate to others who might feel overwhelmed by all the information out there on self care, health & wellness, safe products, safe food and on and on. I lovingly stand with others who are navigating the same things and help guide them through taking the actions needed to make changes towards betterment in their life.
Services offered: Women’s Wellness Coaching