Erica Girardeau, LMT

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Erica Girardeau, LMT

HealthWorks: A Family Wellness Center

Licensed Massage Therapist
Myofascial Release Massage
Plano, TX

Erica Girardeau, LMT

I decided to go to massage school because I knew that a career in helping people would be one worth pursuing.   Massage school was the first time I was exposed to an environment where people are passionate about their profession.  I got to use my hands in an intuitive way, and it confirmed that massage therapy was the right path for me.

One of my favorite things working as a therapist so far is realizing that I am the medium between people’s bodies and their minds. I can bring their awareness to their bodies as I work on them, and in this way, we’re really working together to achieve healing.

I am a recent transplant from Los Angeles, California. I’m appreciating the change that a different corner of the country has brought to me. A few of my favorite things are yoga, being in new and beautiful places, and spending genuine time with myself and others.

Erica offers myofascial release massage therapy at HealthWorks. Trauma, inflammatory responses, and surgical procedures create myofascial restrictions that can produce extremely high pressure on pain-sensitive structures, restricting muscle, lymph, and blood flow. Myofascial adhesions don’t show up on many diagnostic tests and can be a source of mysterious underlying pain.  

Try myofascial release if you have:

  • sharp “muscle” pulls that don’t get better with stretching
  • plantar fasciitis
  • “old injuries”
  • have had surgery
  • tight muscles that never seem to let go

Book a myofascial massage with Erica if you have any of these problems.  Online booking here:



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Distress or Chronic Stress

Distress or chronic stress is uncontrollable, prolonged, or overwhelming stress. Once stress becomes distress, the body manages to survive though not always to thrive. For example, when faced with periods of chronic stress, the body’s immune system function is lowered, and the digestive, excretory, and reproductive systems no longer function the way they should. In a state of distress, the cells of the immune system (and other body systems) are unable to respond normally and produce levels of inflammation which increase the risk of further health issues.


Homeostasis refers to your body’s ability to regulate itself and maintain a comparatively stable internal environment despite external and internal conditions and events.

Your body is designed to be in a state of homeostasis, where all the systems within are functioning optimally.


Stressor is anything that is perceived by the body as challenging, threatening or demanding.

Health Story

In the context of My Wellbeing Compass, your “Health Story” represents the combination of your dis-eases, conditions, symptoms and the history that binds them together. It is multi-layered and multi-dimensional. Unearthing and resolving the root causes at the core of your Health Story is the only way to truly rewrite this Story.

Natural Self-repair Mechanisms

The body is made up of intelligent, living cells that are dynamically connected. They communicate and just know what to do and when to do it in any given situation. They grow, replicate, repair, and age. Every 90 days, the body has a new bloodstream; every year, it manufactures billions of new cells; colon cells refresh every 4 days; the skin is entirely regenerated every 2-3 weeks; white blood cells regenerate in about 1 year; the liver renews itself at least once every 2 years; and the skeleton replaces its cells entirely every 10 years.

You are an incredibly complex, interactive, and dynamic living organism that is well-equipped with self-repair mechanisms that can fight infections, eliminate toxins, fix damaged DNA, destroy cancer cells, and even slow down aging.

This natural self-healing ability (also referred to as cellular intelligence or body’s innate intelligence) explains spontaneous remissions from seemingly “incurable” diseases.


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