Brian Utting School of Massage, 1000 hour program. Graduated 2005.
NW School of Animal Massage. Large Animal Certification 2006.
“Being a massage therapist is an incredible journey. It has given me a life of flexibility, adventures, and new people in my life. When a client tells me their headaches are gone, or they can dress easier, or that they have no more pain, it is such a rewarding feeling. Bodies, both humans and horses, are complex and amazing, and a great challenge to work with daily. Being present for my clients before, during, and after a session is so important to me. Listening to their body and their words helps me customize a session to help heal and satisfy them.”
Auto Accidents, L&I, Sports Injuries, Sciatica, Geriatric, Clients with Disabilities, Stress, Tension Headaches, Pin & Stretch, Trigger Point, and Myofascial Release Techniques.
“Early in my career, a client came in with low back pain. Her chiro sent instructions for no deep lumbar work. While I disagreed with this, I respected the instructions. I worked on the muscles on each side of her low back and her hips. She was 95% pain free after our session. ’Working where the pain isn’t’ was a focus of my LMT program, and in this case, exactly what worked.”
WHAT MAKES YOUR MASSAGES UNIQUE?
“I have many modalities in my training to pull from and use as each client needs. Have stuffy sinuses? Lymphatic Drainage at the end of the session helps with congestion. Very tender area? Trigger Point eases the pain and pressure on the nerves.”
WHAT CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES ARE YOU INTERESTED IN TAKING?
Lymphatic Drainage, Kinesiology, Thai Massage, and Lomi Lomi.
WHAT CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES HAVE YOU ALREADY COMPLETED?
Craniosacral, Cupping, and Lymphatic Drainage.
WHAT DO YOU MOST APPRECIATE WHEN RECEIVING MASSAGE?
“I appreciate good listening skills, deep work where I need it, attention to detail, and a warm table.”
WHAT KEEPS YOU PASSIONATE ABOUT MASSAGE?
"Seeing clients come in with pain and leave without pain and a big smile. Creating lasting client/practitioner relationships to see progress and catch problem spots before they escalate. Teaching them how to do self-care at home to supplement our sessions.”