massage therapy

Tami Burdge, LMT

License #MA17647,  #MM21082

TamiMy name is Tami Burdge.  I am a licensed massage therapist with 28 years of experience, and have worked with Dr Karen Carter since December of 2008. I am available at the office on Mondays at 1:00, 2:00 and 5:00, 6:00; Tuesdays at 1:00, 2:00; Wednesdays at 1:00, 2:00 and 5:00, 6:00; Thursdays 1:00, 2:00; and Fridays-all day by appointment only. 

My education began at the University of South Florida where I received a bachelor’s degree in English Literature.  Following short-term, post-graduate work in the program for English Education, I decided to pursue my true interest in integrative body therapy by attending the Humanities Center School of Massage in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Since graduation, I’ve begun a family that includes my loving husband Russ and three kids, Mari, Brynn and Nate.  The field of massage has been highly beneficial for my family and I, as it has allowed me to achieve the desired balance as a professional and a parent.

I have worked in all types of massage establishments, from local spas here in Destin and Niceville, to corporate office space in Tampa.  For seven years I worked for Dr. Jachimek in Tampa administering half-hour, therapeutic treatments up to three times a week.  An inherent award to working in a therapeutic environment is to witness the transformation which occurs once a patient’s health begins to improve.  One of my favorite career paths was working at St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital in Tampa treating expectant and new mothers on an on call basis. 

During my career, I have completed many continuing education courses that include Pregnancy Massage, Therapeutic Touch, Shiatsu, Craniosacral Therapy, Thai Table Massage, but I primarily focus on Myofascial Release and Neuromuscular Therapy as these techniques are most beneficial in dealing with injuries or long standing postural issues.

I’ve been very happy with my years as a Massage Therapist and look forward to many more.  You may call the office to schedule an appointment at 850-897-1105.  Thank you and I am excited to be a part of Dr. Henard Carter's team!