- Institute for Massage Education, 625-hour Program. Graduated in 2019.
- Upledger Institute, 30-hour class. Completed CS1 in 2019.
“My love of massage is multifaceted and constantly evolving. There is nothing else quite like listening to the body and facilitating its innate ability to heal. Massage inspires me daily to be my best self and to have gratitude for the present moment. I am honored to be able to share that with others.”
Myofascial Release, Acupressure, Sciatica, Assisted Stretching, Prenatal, and Polarity.
“I had a client with MS; she spent most of her time in a wheelchair and suffered from chronic low back pain and weekly migraines. We worked together once a month for 6 months using mostly craniosacral (CST) techniques each session. After each session she would report that her migraines were becoming less and less severe and her low back was ‘burning’ much less frequently. After our last session, her daily back pain was gone and her migraines were not only less severe, but much less often (closer to once and month versus every week). She once told me that, ‘CST is the only thing that can touch my pain.’ It was such a blessing to be able to work with this client and give her the relief that she had long been searching for from medications.”
WHAT MAKES YOUR MASSAGES UNIQUE?
“My clients' sessions are usually a balanced blend of craniosacral therapy, myofascial release, acupressure, polarity, and Swedish massage. I pride myself in being exceptional at holding space for my clients during their process along with having extensive knowledge of human anatomy. I always arrive grounded with the ability to also be adaptable. I really enjoy making sessions an individual experience each time.”
WHAT CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES ARE YOU INTERESTED IN TAKING?
Cupping, Myofascial Release, Acupuncture, Hot Stone, Ashiatsu, and (more) Craniosacral.
WHAT DO YOU MOST APPRECIATE WHEN RECEIVING MASSAGE?
“Presence is key. If my therapist is trying to tell me a story about anything outside of my body, it takes away from my experience. I appreciate a lighter pressure approach as that is what my body responds to best. I also tend to trust my therapist's intuition when it comes to what they think might be most effective.”
WHAT KEEPS YOU PASSIONATE ABOUT MASSAGE?
“So many things! But I will just name a few. Firstly, the ability to continue to learn something new. There are so many different modalities and ways you can look at the mind/body from a different perspective. As a bonus, whenever I learn something new about massage, I see how I can apply it to my lifestyle as well. Secondly, as a body-worker, I want to set an outstanding example of self-care and wellness. To me, giving massage is as enjoyable as receiving because of the healing space it creates. It is a meditation, and it is a time to share that sense of calm and grounded presence. Thirdly, I truly believe in the power of the body to heal itself and prevent disease. Our mind-body connection is so much more powerful than we give it credit for, and I believe bodywork plays an important role in strengthening that bond.”