Where did you study? East-West College, Portland, OR. I completed a 1000 program in 1990 and have been licensed in Oregon since 1990.
What do you like most about massage? I enjoy helping my clients feel better whether recovering from an injury; increasing or maintaining quality of life while living with chronic issues such as fibromyalgia, TMJD, Plantar Fasciitis, old injuries; or other issues including the stress of daily life. I get just as excited as my clients as they improve.
What are your favorite modalities / specialties and why are they effective? Myofascial, Trigger point, Swedish, Deep Tissue, Reiki and Craniosacral. I also am trained to working with trauma survivors. My sessions are client centered with the philosophy as working as gentle as possible to receive maximum results. I am able to weave several modalities in a session in order to find what works best for my clients. My pressure ranges from very light to medium depending on what is appropriate. In my session I combine science, intuition and humor (when appropriate).
Anything special you'd like to share about yourself? In 1993 I started teaching a variety of continuing education courses for massage therapists. From 1996 – 2009, I taught massage curriculum classes at East – West College. These courses were Massage 1, Clinic/business, Survey of Modalities and an elective I created called Subtle Energy Bodywork. Starting in 2010 through spring of 2018, I was a Massage Intern Clinic Supervisor at the University of Western States.
Beyond massage, I love to travel, the outdoors, hiking, whale watching, reading and food, especially dark chocolate.