Sunset in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica.
About me & my journey
My path to becoming a massage therapist started when I was as a musician with a repetitive stress injury. I was at a breaking point where I was in constant upper back pain. A friend recommended neuromuscular therapy – something I’d never heard of – and I said “I’ll try anything.” The experience with that practitioner changed my life. I learned what it was like to do what I loved – play French horn, go trail running – without pain. I also learned that there were ways I could take care of myself between sessions that made the benefits of massage sustainable in my day-to-day life. Since then, I’ve been inspired by several other practitioners who have shown me how powerful bodywork can be physically and beyond – nspired so much that I became a bodyworker myself! I particularly love the detective work in finding the root cause of discomfort or pain and co-creating a treatment plan to address it.
Presentations & Demos
My presentation begins at minute 11:30
Self-massage at home
My presentation and super fun demo begin at minute 37:00
Experience in holistic health
January 2015 , ongoing
Facilitator, Mind-Body Wellness GroupsContent areas: stress and anxiety, chronic pain, insomnia
September 2014 - January 2022
Senior massage therapist
DC's holistic, body-positive, inclusive wellness center
Specialties: neuromuscular therapy, shoulder and neck dysfunction, chronic headaches & migraines, athletic performance and recovery, chronic pain, nervous system dysregulation
September 2009, ongoing