Hill Country Healing Arts & Massage

Healing The Hill Country since 2002

My Mission, Bio, Reviews

My Mission: Why I created Hill Country Healing Arts & Massage               


Patrice Roisman-Carter,  MA, LMT, MTI, CWWP

Growing up in NYC, I studied ballet and modern dance for 15 years, acting, piano and cello, as well as yoga for over 20. In 1978 I was one of the first Shiatsu therapists in the US. I became a mountain climber in 1990 which is when my interest in massage turned from needing them, to wanting to learn to become one myself. With an MA in Art Education, my personal work is primarily as a sculptor and illustrator. The elements of the sculptor and dancer are always present in my work. With 18 years of practice and after many years in the spa industry, I knew had to make my own space in order to give my clients the attention and time they deserved. I also received my instructors license. This is also a place to showcase my art and that of my friends and be surrounded by the beautiful things I've collected. My clients love the space, especially the gorgeous marble shower and bathroom. And I serve only fine wines and the best teas. 

Patrice has varied interests, living in New York for 40 years, she had the opportunity to study art, dance, acting and yoga. She has illustrated a number of books, including children's books and books on dinosaurs and dragons as well as writing and illustrating her own children’s book. At Gold’s gym and when the new Central Market was being built in Austin you could find Patrice on scaffolding doing one of her enormous murals. She enjoys the outdoors and walking her two favorite companions Morgan, her rescued Great Pyrenees /Border Collie mix.  Her diversity of experiences in both education and life makes Patrice someone you will thoroughly enjoy meeting. Also an avid cook, you might be lucky enough to enjoy some of her fine food ( and perhaps a glass of wine ) at the end of your massage. 

Over 1500 hours of training:

Ohashi School of Shiatsu NYC

A New Beginning School of Massage

World Aquatic Bodywork Association

-Cupping Revolution

-Advanced Cupping Techniques - ICTA Facial Cupping  

 Lauterstein Conway – Prenatal Massage

Euphycia Institute – BodyMind Therapies

Upledger Institute – Cranio Sacral Therapy

Advanced Therapies- Upper & Lower

Canadian Thai Massage Program and more.

Certifications include:

Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals

APMA-American Pregnancy Massage Association

Texas Licensed Massage #33449

WABA certified Watsu® and Waterdance CWWP Practitioner

Education & Certifications:

Miami University, Oxford Ohio: MA Art Education

State University of New York, College at New Paltz:BS Art Education / Art, Cum Laude

Teaching Certification: Art K-12 and Psychology 4-12

Coursework: Identification and Notification of Child Abuse and Neglect, a mentoring program developed for working with "At Risk" students grades 2-12

Patrice standing with her friend Ronnie in her arms  during a Watsu session.

Yelp Reviews :  https://yelp.to/qTKq/w515VyV8OL

City Search 

John V.

Joined 9 months ago

May 19, 2012

Worth The Drive. This was really a surprise. I don't usually travel to get a massage, but Patrice's video on her web site looked truly inviting and her bio was equally interesting.

I'm a ceramic artist so my arms, hands and back really need attention. When I called her and she told me about her own experience as a potter I felt both a kinship and knew she's understand the complexity of my situation. She really took time to listen to my needs and she serves an exquisite glass of wine. Well worth the 15 miles drive from my Lakeway home. Take the drive. How far will you go for the best massage in the Hill Country area.


 Google Reviews

Linda Montignani reviewed 8 months ago

 Quality Excellent

Patrice Carter is an excellent masseuse! She has strong but gentle hands which can work out the worst of knots painlessly. She cares a lot about her clients and goes out of her way to please. I've used her for many years and each time it such a pleasure. Great massages!


Michele Vrentas reviewed 3 months ago

Quality Excellent

Patrice is quite gifted and has an immense knowledge base of body work. She has managed to help me with my neck and rotator cuff issues as well as take me into an amazing deep sense of relaxation. She has put a lot of effort into creating a lovely spa environment that feels cozy, and safe. I would drive out of my way to see her...and I recommend that to anyone else who is curious and in need of restorative time.




Licensed massage therapist, Patrice, gives a wonderful integrative deep tissue massage in a beautiful studio located inside her home.  I was looking for a massage therapist in the Dripping Springs area and found Patrice's website and decided to give her a try and I am so glad I did.  The table is super sturdy and comfortable, complete with memory foam topper, which is also on the head rest.  Soothing music plays in the background and you can also hear one of the many Music of the Spheres wind chimes hanging on the trees outside.  Before the curtains are drawn, you can view the small, spring-fed pond/lake outside the window.  She uses organic, unscented oils, and hot towels afterward to remove some of the oil that was applied to your skin.  Go see her.  She's good.

The parking area needs some landscaping, so if you are a professional landscaper and like good professional massages, you two should definitely work something out.







It is my choice, as a client, to receive massage therapy with Patrice Roisman-Carter at either her office at Hill Country Healing Arts or off site. I understand that bodywork and massage therapy given here is for the purpose of body/mind/spirit awareness and integration, stress reduction, relief from muscular tension or spasm, for increasing circulation and energy flow. If I experience any pain or discomfort during this session, I will immediately inform the practitioner so that pressure or strokes may be adjusted to my level of comfort.

I understand that massage therapists do not diagnose illness, disease or any other physical or mental disorder; nor do they prescribe medical treatment of any kind. I acknowledge that massage is not a substitute for medical examination, diagnosis or treatment, and that it is recommended that I see a physician for these services.

I understand that massage/bodywork practitioners are not qualified to perform spinal or skeletal adjustments, diagnose, prescribe, or treat any physical or mental illness, and that nothing said in the course of a session should be considered as such.

Because massage/bodywork should not be performed under certain medical conditions, I affirm that I have stated all my known medical conditions and have answered all questions honestly. I agree to take it upon myself to keep the massage therapist updated on my health and wellbeing and I understand that there shall be no liability on the practitioners part should I fail to do so. 

I also understand that any illicit or sexually suggestive remarks or advances made by me will result in immediate termination of the massage, and I will be liable for payment for the full time scheduled.