A designer at heart, I worked for 10 years in the architectural design field. I spent many hours meeting with clients and sitting in front of a computer, drawing up plans. As deadlines came and went, the stress mounted and I started feeling the effects of chronic tension in my body. In 2014, after completing a course in holistic nutrition and researching about stress on the body, I chose to follow my passion for health. While attending Cumberland Institute, a holistic school for massage therapy, I realized I had a natural intuition for bodywork. June of 2016, I graduated ready to help others reduce stress and find optimal health.
The philosophy for my practice is based on the idea that many of our bodily ailments originate with stress. My approach to finding relief is to, first and foremost, address the stress through relaxation. Without addressing the stress, our bodies are very unlikely to release that chronically tight spot in our shoulder or back. Once the stress has been significantly reduced, then, with my client's help, we can hone in on areas that need specific attention. I especially enjoy working with chronically stressed and high anxiety clients.
My experience includes:
Outside of my massage practice, you can find me creating tasty, healthy meals with my fiance, hanging out with friends, entertaining my kitties, and being physically active doing just about anything from gardening in my yard, to hiking a new trail on the plateau. I also relish in reading about the latest news on health and getting creative with a crafty project.