Meet Your Massage Therapist
I have always been drawn to alternative healing and was reading Heal Your Body by author Louise L. Hay at the age of 10. I feel very strongly that massage therapy is an integral part of obtaining and maintaining optimal health.
I attended The National University of Health Sciences in Lombard Illinois. I received my massage therapy certification upon completion of my program in 2002. I have focused my practice on therapeutic (deep tissue) massage techniques, and pursued additional certification in prenatal massage. Therapeutic massage provides a level of healing touch that is normally not available with a spa type massage. It brings a smile to my soul when my clients walk away feeling relaxed and experiencing less pain and tension.
in 2002 I had heard about Reiki and put it in the back of my mind that one day I would learn that healing art too. Reiki applies Universal life energy to balance the flow of energy within the body. In 2008 I met my Reiki instructor and began my Reiki journey and in 2010 I achieved Reiki Master Teacher Certification.
I have continued to increase my skills over the years as a birth doula, integrating my expertise in massage therapy and prenatal massage. I received my training from the Doulas of North America (DONA). I love the opportunity to support women not only as they bring new life into the world, but also as they themselves are born into a new role.
My latest endeavor involved a long awaited opportunity to become a cranial sacral therapist. Cranial sacral therapy is a method of alternative medicine for pain relief involving the gentle manipulation of the cranium (skull) and sacrum. I earned level one certification from the Upledger Institute in 2012.
My passion for helping clients reach optimum wellness continues to drive me to learn more about alternative methods for healing. I know that each client’s path to healing may incorporate one, or many of these methods. I am a free and independent spirit who loves to learn and continues to educate myself on new techniques and procedures. Through all of this additional training my massage therapy background has given me a solid foundation upon which to grow. In all of my therapies I focus on educating my patients with techniques they can practice between sessions. I strive to develop individualized treatment plans for my clients, with a mutual goal of improving overall health and well being.
Licensed Massage Therapist LMT
Prenatal Massage Certification
Reiki Master Teacher RMT
Cranial Sacral Therapist CST-1
Certified Arvigo® Mayan Abdominal Massage Practitioner
Access Consciousness® Bars Practitioner