- Training: 600 hours
- School: Lauterstein-Conway Massage School and Clinic
- Licensed since: 2016
- With Myo since: 2019
- Continuing Education: I’d love to get more training in myofascial release and cranio sacral therapy.
- Areas of expertise: Swedish
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How long have you been a licensed massage therapist?
How many hours of training do you have?
600 hours of training.
Why did you choose massage therapy as your career?
I’ve always had chronic back pain that I needed to manage, so massage was not a new thing for me. I found yoga in 2011 and started teaching, sharing with other people, how I learned to deal with chronic pain. Getting licensed in massage just seemed like the next logical step. And I’m so glad I did it because I love it. It’s a dream job, in my opinion. I love people and I enjoy finding solutions together. No one should be in pain, there are so many tools available.
Where did you go to school for massage?
How do you describe your massage/work to others?
My style is really changing since I’ve been at Myo. The feedback I’ve gotten in the past from clients was that I had a relaxing, flowing style, while still paying attention to small details and being attentive to the needs of the client in the moment. Now that I’m at Myo and learning more about deep tissue massage and myofascial release, my practice is deepening. I feel now that I’m better able to affect change in the body while still providing a nurturing, supportive container.
What are some examples of Continuing Education you are interested in and why?
I’d love to get more training in myofascial release and cranio sacral because they both are kind of fascinating to me. Cranio sacral is subtle yet effective and works on so many different levels. Myofascial release is also subtle but effective. I like modalities like that, where the client can fully release but also participate.
How has receiving massage affected you personally?
I’ve had back problems for a s long as I can remember. As soon as I became an adult and realized I could go get a massage, I’ve been doing it. For me, the combination of daily yoga and regular massage keeps me pain free.
What do you do to stay healthy?
Yoga (bikram yoga especially), nutrition, swimming and drinking lots of water.
What do you like about working at Myo Massage?
I love that Myo offers the perfect combination of therapy and relaxation.