- Training: 1200 # hours
- School: Central Oregon Community College
- Licensed since: 2016
- With Myo since: 2023
- Continuing Education: Thai Massage, Cupping therapy
- Areas of expertise: Deep Tissue, Swedish, The Myo
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How long have you been a licensed massage therapist?
I have been a licensed massage therapist for 6 years
How many hours of training do you have?
Why did you choose massage therapy as your career?
I grew up getting massages and bodywork from family members and realized the importance at a young age. I also love being able to help people feel better using my hands as well as educating them on their condition and how to help themselves feel better
Where did you go to school for massage?
I went to school in Bend, Oregon at Central Oregon Community College
How do you describe your massage/work to others?
I would describe my work to others as very personalized. I like to cater to what the patient is feeling as well as what I am feeling. I would say my work has a flow to it, I like blending a lot of styles together as well as different strokes. I use my fingers to my elbows and I enjoy moving the body around through ranges of motion.
What are some examples of Continuing Education you are interested in and why?
I am interested in a lot of firm pressure style massage therapy. I also enjoy having the goals of range of motion and decreasing pain in massage therapy.
What do you do to stay healthy?
I work out with my girlfriend multiple times a week participating in weight training, balance training (slack line), and rock climbing. I love to hike, backpack, stand up paddle, snow ski, and play with my dog. I also love cooking at home with my girlfriend most nights.
How has receiving massage affected you personally?
I grew up getting bodywork from my family. After suffering multiple concussions in my teen years, massage therapy has helped me deal with a lot of chronic neck pain as well as migraine headaches.
What do you like about working at Myo Massage?
I enjoy the freedom doing of non cookie-cutter massages and allowing the therapists to choose their treatment.