I have always been interested in therapeutic massage and light touch therapies. I have been doing light touch most of my life. I have been a student of Dennis Adams, world renowned healer, since I was 17 and started studying Usui Reiki when I was 19. I became interested in therapeutic massage when I received my first deep tissue massage for back pain from a car collision. That's when I knew I wanted to be a bodyworker.
Ever since I first learned about fascia (connective tissue in our body), I have been fascinated by it . As muscle is our organ of movement, fascia is our organ of shape. When over-use or injury sets in, fascia will hold our body in that shape until it is released. For example, a mom who always carried her children on her right hip, can still has a high right hip long after her children are grown. Our bodies can compensate for a while, until they can't and we start experiencing symptoms. Due to my massage training, I had been biased that to affect fascia the therapist needs a deep pressure. However, I been proven otherwise through the light touch therapies of CranioSacral, Dennis Adam's Techniques, and Reiki. I've witnessed these three techniques affecting fascia and so much more with a very light touch!
Our bodies ability to heal and restore balance amazes me. Via light or deep touch, with the "right nudge" our bodies know what to do. I look forward to more discoveries and new ways to be of service and promote health and well-being.
Graduated University of Michigan, BA , 1994
Graduated from Ann Arbor Institute of Massage Therapy, 2003
Certified in: Myofascial Therapy
Pregnancy and Postpartum Massage
Upledger CranioSacral Practitioner - Ongoing Education
Dennis Adams' Technique Practitioner - Ongoing Education
Usui Reiki Master, 2009
Medallion member of International Association of Healthcare Practitioners
Certified member of American Bodywork and Massage Professionals
Professional member of American Massage Therapy Association
Education coordinator & instructor - local massage school (2 years)
Owned own business since 2005