Discovery Point School of Massage 750 Hour Program. Graduated in 2020.
“I have always been drawn to careers that help others in a meaningful way. Massage Therapy is a profession that lets me fuse my interests in the body, mind, and spirit and their connection with my desire to serve others in a way that can see real and tangible results.
I know that with massage I will be able to utilize many different faculties and get to do so for the sake of finding the best possible solution to all sorts of situations and ailments that someone may find themselves in.
I also appreciate how it propels me to keep growing both skill-wise and as a human being to constantly try and improve my ability to be present and help others on their paths to healing.”
Swedish, Deep tissue, Neuromuscular/Muscle energy techniques, Myofascial Release, Trigger/Tender Point Therapy, and Lymphatic Facilitation.
“During school we had to do a case study in the last quarter. For mine, I chose to work on my friend who has a pretty severe case of wrist tendinitis that she acquired through years of playing tennis. Her life is fairly impacted by this, as the condition is in her dominant hand.
After coming up with some very specific sessions catered around working on her forearm mostly, and trying lots of different techniques as well as heat and cold therapy, I was eventually able to see some very real positive results. After some sessions, her range of motion was significantly improved.
This was very encouraging to me as a new therapist, and proved to me that massage can really help in very tangible ways. I am excited to keep working on her and others as I gain more knowledge and experience.”
WHAT MAKES YOUR MASSAGES UNIQUE?
“I try to make myself approachable and to be seen as an equal, not an expert, from the moment I greet them until I say goodbye. Being able to develop rapport and establishing an open line of communication will help to create trust and let the client provide input into creating a plan that will best serve them.
I also enjoy thinking critically about my interests and coupled with my natural curiosity and desire to support their healing I will strive to always make each massage specific to what they are needing in that moment to help achieve their goals.”
WHAT CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES ARE YOU INTERESTED IN TAKING?
Myofascial Release, Polarity therapy, Somatic Release Therapy, Abdominal Massage, Treatment/Medical Massage, and Pranic Therapy.
WHAT DO YOU MOST APPRECIATE WHEN RECEIVING MASSAGE?
“What I look for in a massage includes a lot of the things I strive to give in my own sessions: A sense of presence from the therapist, that they’re not just going through the motions and treating you, both in medical terms and personally, as just another client to get through the day.
Seeming to really listen and care about your situation and needs on that day in that moment. A variety of techniques or the ability to change methods if the current ones aren't providing results, both within and between sessions.”
WHAT KEEPS YOU PASSIONATE ABOUT MASSAGE?
“What keeps me passionate about massage is ultimately the fulfillment I get from having seen firsthand its ability to help people not just by physically aiding whatever their condition may be, but also how it can help provide awareness and enlightenment to how they view their bodies and its connection to their daily life both outer and inner, and how these things all feed into each other and help to create that person’s reality.
Seeing these positive changes is very encouraging to me, and aspiring to be able to help others as best I can will keep pushing me to better myself in all areas of my life as well. This, and the myriad types of conditions and modalities in which you can treat people mean that no day will be the same as the last, and there will always be something to learn.”