What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I am national board certified. I am certified internationally as a pediatric massage therapist. I have trained with John F Barnes in Myofascial Release. I have over 800hours of training currently. I love learning. I will continue to learn from other talented practitioners in this field and also by continuing education opportunities. I think this process is important through out our whole careers. I am up to date on many new developments in this field and look forward to future techniques and classes that help me have even more tools to utilize when working with someone on a one on one basis.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I have always loved Massage. I grew up around massage therapists and learned for many years by trading massages, getting bodywork and replicating the techniques that worked and helped. Neck, head, and shoulders are a specialty because that is the most common way to give and receive safe and effective massage to friends and family. I am amazed at the variety of techniques and tools there are in massage and bodywork to help people feel better and heal. I love this work and do it because it is a great complimentary medicine. It helps people reconnect to their own bodies and helps their own systems reset and work at optimum capacity. It is a therapy that compliments and works well in conjunction with tradition medicine and with other complimentary modalities.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Mostly a combination of stress relief/relaxation work, specific area bodywork to address chronic or temporary issues you are facing, and ideas and building on tools you can take with you to address your body between sessions.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Ask questions and be clear about what you want to achieve in each session! I tailor to your needs and build on the strengths I have to offer in each customized session.