What are your favorite modalities and why?
I combine elements of Myofascial Release, Neuromuscular Therapy, Swedish Massage, stretching and energy techniques to target specific pain points and provide an overall relaxing massage.
I use the modalities above, plus lymphatic facilitation and scar release techniques to help client’s pre- and post- surgery so they recover more quickly and comfortably.
I also work with oncology clients and cancer survivors, adapting massage to meet their specific and unique needs.
How long have you been practicing therapeutic massage?
Since I started massage school in 2013.
Why do you think massage is important?
Stress can kill you! If it doesn’t, it may still leave you feeling like the walking dead. Massage is one way to help pull your mind and body back into balance so you can cope with stress in a healthy way .
Why should more people have massage?
Massage is preventative maintenance! Done regularly, it helps work out little aches and pains before they become big problems. Plus it helps mitigate the effects of daily stress on your body. You get oil changes for your car on schedule. You remember to brush your teeth every day. Why not a massage once a month?
If you could practice massage anywhere in the world where would it be?
I would travel with Doctors Without Borders wherever they go.
Where did you learn Massage?
Center for Natural Wellness School of Massage Therapy
Why did you become a Massage Therapist?
Twenty years in management. A (now adult) son with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Helping family and friends deal with cancer, athletic injury, dementia, anxiety and mental health issues. They all led me to appreciate the healing power of touch as well as the need to slow down periodically and rebalance mind, body and spirit. Being a massage therapist lets me help others experience those benefits.
Pressure Level: 2 - 3
Work Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday