Joined Elements Team - December 2014
Specializes In - Swedish, Hot Stone, Therapeutic, Trigger Point, Myofascial Release, and Sports; Upper Back, Neck, Low Back and Glutes
Philosophy on Healing - Everyone needs massage and that it is not a luxury but a necessity.
Education - Ashmead in 2006, now Everest Institute in Tigard, Oregon
Erika's thoughts about her massage - I love working on individuals from all walks of life but truly enjoy compassionate touch for those who are frail or ill and prenatal for mothers to be.
I have found for myself over the years that getting regular massage not only creates less stress in my life but also gives me increased range of motion and a body that feels better versus having tight muscles.
After 8 years I still enjoy doing massage as much as when I entered school. Every person is unique and I treat everyone with that in mind. I individualize each session and work on the areas that are specified by each client. I realize everyone has different comfort levels and I work with the client to make sure they get the most out of their massage.
What you did before you discovered massage - I was working at Nordstrom for three years and got my BA in International Business.