- Carrboro School Of Massage, Carrboro, NC. Graduated 1992.
- NC School of Polarity Therapy- 1995
- Colorado School of Energy Studies – Biodynamic CranioSacral Practitioner 2000
- Advanced Energetic Somatic Training, Ojai, Ca 2015
Specialties or Training: Swedish, Deep Tissue, Myofacial release, Trigger Point Therapy, Pregnancy Massage, Biodynamic Craniosacral therapy, Polarity therapy, Motor Vehicle Accident massage.
Philosophy on Healing: The body has an innate propensity toward balance and repair. It may not look like you think balance might look. The body attempts to keep you moving as best it can, oftentimes using brilliant strategies of compensation. Massage and craniosacral therapy assists the body to consider the possibility of a more effective and efficient strategy of repair and balance.
I seem to attract people with migraines. I tend to get them on occasion as well, so I understand the nature of them. A client came in with a history of migraines, and had one that day. I used a variety of modalities to address this issue; massage for the muscle tension that occurs, craniosacral for the cranial pressure and deeper tension and specific aromatherapy blends for this particular client. Within 20 minutes the headache was gone and she could then relax and allow for tension to ease during the remainder of the massage. She left relaxed and relieved from that behind- the- eye headache pain.
Another person came in with so much pain in her back she couldn’t stand for more than a minute or two, and even with that she was hunched forward. She was scheduled to be seen at the pain clinic the following week, but was hoping for some pain relief before then, even if just a little bit. She found the need to use a wheelchair for mobility. The majority of her problem was in her lower back. With craniosacral work I could feel the rotated pattern of the sacrum and was able to allow it to let go and ease up; the cranial technique also helped her to relax more than she was able to in a while. Then with massage, I was able to release the tendons responsible for the pain. She noticed the pain reduction while still on the table. I was then surprised when I saw her walk out of the room pushing her wheelchair! It was quite amazing.
OR State License: LMT #16410