Jin Shin Do
New Mexico Academy of Massage and Advanced Healing Arts, 1000-hour program. Graduated in 1992.
“I am the program director and lead faculty for a massage therapy program. Wanting to prepare the highest quality massage therapists motivates me to be the most knowledgeable, skilled massage therapist I can be. I also love helping people.”
Headaches, Neuromuscular issues like tennis elbow and plantar fasciitis, back pain and tension, stress, insomnia, anxiety, trauma, Acupressure, Jin Shin Do, Shiatsu (I am an Acupuncturist with a master's degree in TCM), and Craniosacral Therapy.
“I worked with a family for several decades. I find it rewarding to develop long term therapeutic relationships, through life's journeys, like multiple pregnancies and kids growing up.”
WHAT MAKES YOUR MASSAGES UNIQUE?
“I have a gentle, client-centered massage. Even when I do deep tissue work my approach is gentle, allowing clients to breathe into and relax into the work. I believe relaxation is a critical part of all work, even treatment work. I work carefully to make sure clients' needs are met within their comfort level.”
WHAT CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES ARE YOU INTERESTED IN TAKING?
CST and Insurance Billing
WHAT DO YOU MOST APPRECIATE WHEN RECEIVING MASSAGE?
“I love receiving many different modalities of massage. I appreciate receiving from massage therapists who work with client-centered intention, who are nurturing, and who use good body mechanics, and work with their own breath.”
WHAT KEEPS YOU PASSIONATE ABOUT MASSAGE?
“I am lucky to teach a massage therapy program. Training massage therapists keeps me passionate about massage. It is exciting to help develop the next generation of massage therapists and to stay connected with them as their practices develop.”