Education:Ashland Institute of Massage, graduated 2012.
Specialties or Training: Swedish, Deep Tissue, Motor Vehicle Accident Massage, Myofascial Release, Hot Stone, Neuromuscular Therapy, Chair Massage, Positional Release, Prenatal, Sports Massage, and Kinesiology Taping.
Favorite Massage Modalities: I enjoy working with deep tissue, sports massage, motor vehicle accident, kt taping and positional release techniques.
Philosophy on Healing: Your body is capable, powerful and willing to heal. It can stay healthy and be resistant to injury If you treat it with respect. My job is to help you achieve and make rehabilitation and wellness goals individual to your needs and lifestyle. By being committed to the process, and staying accountable to yourself, we can make huge strides for well being together as a team!
My background is primarily in sports and rehabilitation therapy. Once I worked closely with a high school student preparing to run in his district track meet. He had previously struggled with lower back and knee pain and was eagerly seeking treatment before the big race. We worked together for two months to stabilize his hips and increase his range of motion so that his body could fully utilize his muscles while in stride. He ran the best race of his career up to that point and even qualified to go to the state that year.
A few years back I worked with this amazing client. He was late 40s, a swimmer and a hiker who had had some major setbacks to his active lifestyle. He had two major surgeries on both shoulders which greatly limiting his ability to swim and rotate his arms, along with some lower back surgeries. The accumulating scar tissue was debilitating as he tried to do his favorite things. We worked together tirelessly for a couple years with exercises and bimonthly massage to break up these adhesions. Now he is living a quality of life he thought he would never be able to again. His perseverance has helped him learn what his body needs to stay supple. Now he is using his knowledge every day as he still practices wellness care.
OR State License: LMT #19302