Lucia Coupal

Licensed Massage Therapist

Tell us about your massage school and other trainings: 

I first began my massage studies in 2009 at Texas Healing Arts Institute. After receiving my initial training, I continued with a clinical massage program. We studied the myofascial system, structural approaches and trigger point therapy. I've also received training in herbalism and enjoy using plants in addition to massage to help assist with healing.

What bodywork are you currently studying?

I have recently taken classes that centered on fascial techniques. I'm always interested in studying the body through movement (active flexibility, dance, yoga).



What do you want people to know about their body?

Gratitude! It's often that it is when our body is pain that full attention is given, loving our bodies through the pain helps us love our bodies when they are functioning well for us. They are amazing!


What do you want people to know about health and wellness?

Everyone has their own unique body and own intuition about what their body needs. Learning to try to listen, I believe, is the key to wellness.

Self-Care Advice

Stay hydrated! Finding a movement practice that helps bring up your heart rate, that you ENJOY, that feels good. So often we are go, go, going! Taking time to really unwind and breathe is important.

What is your favorite system in the body?

I'm gonna have to say the endocrine system. It helps manage all our hormones, which shockingly do way more then one would think! I am just amazed.

Favorite thing to do in Sandpoint?

It depends on the time of year. I enjoy many things. I've really been loving getting out in my garden and enjoying the sunshine.