LMT, Thai, BCTMB
A little about me
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO US!
15 years ago (2003) I graduated Swedish massage school!
I love massage, my clients and the gifts of healing I’ve learned to offer them. Following the first license, I went on to other diverse modalities including Sports, NeuroMuscular, and Thai (twice in Lanna, Thailand, Levels 1-5), among others. Those trainings, along with my long-time clients, helped to prepare me for National Certification with the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) - which I earned in June of 2006. In 2013, NCBTMB offered the new highest available credential that I received in June of the following year, the Board Certification.
My journey in healing has taken me many places, from myotherapy to EMS/Paramedicine and advanced training with NOLS & WMI (National Outdoor Leadership School & Wilderness Medicine Institute). Now, I am embarking on a new adventure: attaining my bachelor's of nursing (BSN). As I start this next step, I ask for patience and understanding during the next 15 months (till December 2019). My accelerated nursing program begins Monday (8/2018), and this self-imposed chaos is only but a year long. Afterwards, my schedule will reopen and be more accommodating.
Why I do what I do
I believe that I, as a Massage Therapist do not heal - for it is the individual who heals themselves. What I do believe is that I am a tool for someone to use on their journey, and for that, I am grateful. I try and see the world holistically, where I offer parts of the whole, just as Western Medicine also offers parts, the goal, in my opinion is to truly complement one another. The following is one of my favorite quotes on medicine:
“The Doctor of the Future will give no medicine but will interest "their" patients in the care of the human frame, in a proper diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease…”
-Thomas A. Edison