kidding) and with a trigger point massage, that changed everything. I was headed toward a degree in Occupational Therapy, but decided to enroll in an accredited massage program. After my first practical, I
found my calling as a therapist, became certified and began work in a field I am so now so grateful and passionate about.
Approaching 3 decades in massage and bodywork, my therapeutic approach is comprehensive and holistic. I take into consideration a person’s physical and emotional state of being. Pain is the number
one reason most people seek out a massage. Pain can interrupt the state of balance within the nervous system and trauma can remain locked in the body for years. So my first step is to facilitate a deep state of relaxation, and then work layers of tension with deeper modalities of massage.
Massage therapy can have an immediate result or it may take repeated sessions to release muscular or structural impingements. Regular massage sessions can also attribute to a better mood. When you know you are taking good care of yourself, you tend to be more content and have the next massage motivate you to do just a little bit more for the world around you.
I specialize in deep tissue, trigger point, Shiatsu, acupressure and Reiki. My credentials include pre-natal massage, sports, aromatherapy and structural release.
One thing about massage Therapy that most people don’t know, is when you are getting regular body work, your outlook, energy and productivity improves in all areas of life. While I was in massage school, receiving bodywork at least twice a week, after several weeks, I began to notice I was losing weight and toning up. I did nothing to change my diet or exercise routine and realized and now know through more research that regular massage can assist in better digestion, sleep and increased energy…all the things that contribute to a healthy lean body.
When you feel good in your body and mind, you do more good for those around you.
Some of my favorite self-care activities are baking or cooking anything, as a Pilates instructor over 3 decades, I am often found on the Reformer or mat, performing with my band singing and playing music, and taking meditative walks in Nature to reset.