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Who is Kenneth Newby?
​        Relaxation Retreat
Offering Professional Relaxation Sports & Medical Oriented Massage Therapy.
​(832)240-4030
17000 El Camino Real Suite 103E 
Houston Tx 77058
KENNETH W. NEWBY
  LMT 15691, MTI MI0677, CEU Provider CE037
  Owner 
  Relaxation Retreat of Clear Lake
  17000 El Camino Real Suite 103E
  832-240-4030


Massage Therapy 19 years Massage Therapy Instructor 
20 Years Experience State Licensed Massage Therapist
Completed National Certification for Massage Therapy 15 years State Continuing Education Provider
Course Training for Certified Infant Massage Inst. 12 years, Owner of Relaxation Retreat Spa
Practical Experience
Minimum of 23,000+ hands on hours in massage therapy, Clinic, On-Site, Backstage, Corporate.
3 years doing Post Surgicals for a Cosmetic Surgeon
15 years experience as a massage therapist at the monthly Arts Clinic of Personal Physician Group (Dr. Rebecca Clearman) working directly with an Orthopedic, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM & R) Doctors, and Physical Therapists on, student and professional, musicians, dancers & visual artists. 
3 years working with Tri-Athletes including a Team USA Member
Volunteer Massage Therapist with the Houston Ballet Academy/Houston Ballet II, including pre-class, backstage at performances, and summer workshops
16 years working with dance companies including over 700 hours of backstage experience.
Worked with Dancers in the Houston Ballet, Theater Under the Stars, American Ballet Theatre, Boston Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Memphis Ballet, Philidelphia Ballet, Carolina Ballet, Charlotte Ballet, Nevada Ballet, National Ballet of Canada, Pittsburgh Ballet, Colorado Ballet, Ballet Phoenix, Oklahoma City Ballet, Tulsa Ballet, English National Ballet,, Monte Carlo Ballet, Dresden Germany Ballet, Oklahoma City Ballet, Orlando Ballet, Columbia, Members of the New York Rockettes. New York Metropolitan Opera & former members of the Bolshoi Ballet, Kirov Ballet. As well as several local Ballet Companies
16 years as the Official Massage Therapist for the Bay Area Houston Ballet (formerly Clear Lake Metropolitan Ballet) with 12 seasons of backstage at performances, practice, demonstrations, student’s Orthopedic & PT appointments, plus several hundred hours of injury & rehab on the performers.
Backstage with Theater Under the Stars Hobby Center: White Christmas, Annie, Best Little Whorehouse
Houston Grand Opera Backstage; Showboat
Worked 1 year with former American Ballet Theater Dancer George De La Pena.
Worked 2 years with Louis Fuentes, Dance Master and former Joffrey Ballet Principle.
Erkatrina Chtchelkanova - Hunkyak (the Hungarian) from Chicago, former American Ballet Theater - Soloist, and Kirov Ballet – Soloist.  
Testimonial from Andrea McArdle (original Annie, Belle/Beauty & the Beast, Sandy/Grease, Sallie/Cabaret), “I have had massages all over the world, you are the best I have ever had, and I will put that in writing.”
Backstage massage therapist, production; Illumination Foundation Aids Fundraiser at Hobby Center
Backstage massage therapist with Dorrel Martin’s Dance Fusion at the Hobby Center
Over 6000 hours working on dancers, including backstage, injury, rehab and clinical type massages.
Backstage for St. John’s High School Dance Concert; various companies from the Houston area.
Southwest Regional Dance Association Conventions, 5 years, workshops and performances for dance companies in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, & Oklahoma.
Houston Dance Theater, backstage, Nutcracker.
Houston International Ballet Academy; backstage performances.
Massage Therapist for Drill Team Dancers; Clear Lake High School Flairs, Clear Creek High School Cavaliers, Friendswood Wranglerettes & Chealeaders.
Clients (Musicians) in the Houston Symphony, Houston Ballet Orchestra, Houston Grand Opera Orchestra, Austin Symphony
Over 3000 hours working with injury, rehabilitation and clinical massage therapy with professional and student musicians.
Worked with a Team Member of the Team USA Triathletes. 
Worked with a U.S. Tennis Association Trainer at a USTA event in Houston, including post surgical rehabilitation massage for his shoulder as well as his dads.
Work directly with Tennis Instructors for students attending local High Schools, including former students for the Friendswood High School Tennis Team, Basketball Team and Track Team.
Houston Marathon volunteer massage therapist, including the pre-marathon runs in Oct., Nov., & Dec.
Houston Marathon runner added my massage to her training & reduced her best time in the event by 20 minutes.
Work directly with professionals & amateurs, pediatric to adult, as well as Orthopedics, PM&Rs, Physical Therapists, Athletic Trainers, Chiropractors, Instructors.
Volunteer Massage Therapist, Juvenile Diabetes Walk.
Bluebonnet Bicycle Race, Hempstead.
Over 2000 hours on sports athletes, including on-site pre/post-event, injury, rehab & clinical massage therapy.
Volunteer Massage therapist with 94.5 FM (formerly Z107.5 FM) Morning Show Party Boat Cruise.


Texas Department of State Health Services Continuing Education Provider 
for Massage Therapy Approved to teach:
Advanced Anatomy
Advanced Hydrotherapy
Aromatherapy
Body Treatments
Breast Massage
Business & Marketing
Cellulite Massage
Chair Massage
Clinical Massage
Clinical Body Balancing Techniques
Clinical/Deep Tissue Techniques: Helping Migraines 
Clinical/Sports Techniques: Rotator Cuff & Helping Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Clinical/Sports Massage: Injury Rehab & Dance 
Clinical/Sports: Stretching and Injury Prevention
Clinical/Sports Techniques: Neck Shoulders & Chest
Clinical/Sports Techniques: Lower Back & Pelvic
Clinical/Sports Techniques: Lower Body
Clinical/Sports Techniques: Hands & Feet
Deep Tissue Mechanics
Hot Stone Massage (Body)
Hot Stone Massage (Face)
Infant Massage
Massage Therapy Laws & Rules: The Administrative Code
Massage Therapy Laws & Rules: The Legislation
Massage Therapy Laws & Rules: Ethics & Legal
Medical Massage
Medical Massage: Manual Lymph Drainage
Myofascial Release: Upper Body
Myofascial Release: Lower Back & Pelvic
Orthopedic Massage
Polarity Therapy
Pregnancy Massage
Reflexology
Shiatsu
Sports Massage
Sports Massage: Stretching
Trigger Point Release: Upper Body
Trigger Point Release: Lower Back & Pelvic

Other Activities/Volunteer (as a Therapist)

College of the Mainland Guest Speaker on Massage
San Jacinto College Guest Speaker on Psychological Benefits of Massage 
Guest Speaker on Massage Therapy at the High School for the Performing & Visual Arts
Clear Lake City Elementary Fund Raiser
Ballooner Festival
Various Health Fairs at Churches, Schools and Businesses.

Classroom Training

750+ Classroom hours in Massage Therapy Training:
Basic 300 Hour Program
Acupressure for the Face
Advanced Body Care(Cellulite Wraps/Massage)
Aromatherapy & Day Spa
Aromatherapy, The Perfect Blend  
Aromatherapy for Massage & Body Works: Unit 2
Basic Body Care(BodyTreatments)
Basic Skin Care (Face)
Chair Massage  
Clinical Trigger Point Therapy  
Deep Tissue/Trigger Point I, II 
Hot Stone Massage, Body, Source Vital
Hot Stone Massage, Body, SCE
Hot Stone Massage for the Face 
Infant Massage Instructor
Legal Ethical & Safe Practices of Massage
MYOFASCIA Release I, II 
Polarity Therapy I, II
Reflexology 
Reflextherapy
Sea Stone Therapies 
Shiatsu I, II
Soft Tissue Manipulation I, II, III
Sports Massage I, II, III
Trigger Point I, II
Trigger Point/Shoulder

Education (other than Massage)

Associates Degree – Suma Cum Laude, Alvin Community College
U.S. Navy Missile Technician/Submarines
Electrical Technician/Senior Technician/Testing Superintendent – 21 Years 


Professional Dancers I have worked with:

Houston Ballet: (current & former)
Amy Fote, Houston Ballet Principal
Leticia Oliveira-Coomer, Houston Ballet Principal, Texas Ballet Theatre Principal
Nicholas Leschke, Houston Ballet First Soloist
Kelly Myernick-Kubin, Houston Ballet Soloist
Conner Walsh, Houston Ballet Principal
Bridgette Zehr, Houston Ballet Soloist, National Ballet of Canada Principal, English National Ballet Principal
Jessica Collado, Houston Ballet Soloist
Oliver Halkowich; Houston Ballet Soloist
Carl Coomer, Houston Ballet Soloist
Michelle Carpenter/Coomer, Houston Ballet Corp
Chris Coomer, Houston Ballet Corp 
Peter Franc, Houston Ballet Corp
Nao Kusuzaki, Houston Ballet Corp
Erin Patek, Houston Ballet Corp, Dresden Ballet Corp/Soloist, Monte Carlo Ballet Corp/Soloist
Cleopatra Williams, Houston Ballet Corp
Janie Parker, Houston Ballet Principal
Micheal Foster, Houston Ballet 
Britain Werkhieser, Houston Ballet Soloist
Amanda Jarmin, Houston Ballet Corp
Jennifer Hamm, Houston Ballet Apprentice, Arizona Ballet Corp

Other Company Dancers:

George De la Pena, American Ballet Theater Principal
Timour Bourtasenkov, Carolina Ballet Principal, Bolshoi Soloist
Alexander Iziliaev, Pennsylvania Ballet Principal, Bolshoi Soloist
Erkatrina Chtchelkanova - Hunkyak (the Hungarian) from the movie Chicago, 
American Ballet Theater Soloist, and Kirov Ballet Soloist.  
Kelly Irvine-Farris, Texas Ballet Theater Corp, Houston Ballet Academy
Peter Zwefiel, Texas Ballet Theater Corp, Houston Ballet Academy
John Henry Reid, Colorado Ballet Corp, Houston Ballet Academy
Travis Bradley, Memphis Ballet Corp, Former Houston Ballet Apprentice
Nancy Elliot, Ballet Iowa Corp
Carredee Cline, Nevada Ballet Corp
Mira Kingsley, New York Metropolitan Opera (dancer)
Josh Crespo, Oklahoma City Ballet Corp
Sarah Crespo, Tulsa Ballet Corp, Oklahoma City Ballet
Lauren Frere, Sarasota Ballet, Columbia Classical Ballet Principal
Jessica Phillips, Ballet Phoenix
Natalie Nasar; Actress/Singer
Max Isaacson: Orlando Ballet Corp
Laura Henning, Rockettes, Cats
Allison Henning, Young Frankenstein, 
Caitlin Cannon, Rockettes, Theater Under the Stars, Houston Grand Opera Dancer
Ellona Delac Dancer Entertainer Disneyworld
Sara Chase; Owner Axis Dance, Choreogrpher Fusion Dance Company
Amber Thornton; Dancer Choreographer