- Training: 1000+ hours
- School: Lauterstein-Conway Massage School
- Licensed since: 2008
- With Myo since: 2011
- Continuing Education: Prenatal/postnatal, myofascial release, chronic pain, neck and back pain, therapeutic relaxation.
- Areas of expertise: The Myo, Swedish, Prenatal
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How long have you been a licensed massage therapist?
How many hours of training do you have?
My initial program was 500 hours. I then continued with a 250 clinical massage program. After 15 years of continuing education, that brings in another 350 hours!
Why did you choose massage therapy as your career?
I grew up with a nurse mom who used massage to calm and treat us, and a family friend who was a career LMT. As a young adult living rurally in ‘intentional community’, I used and abused my body…and it caught up with me! Massage therapy was one of the things that helped me through it, and I wanted to get involved!
Where did you go to school for massage?
Lauterstein-Conway Massage School.
How do you describe your massage/work to others?
Grounded, calming, focused in areas and spots that need it, but with a lens for the bigger picture. Patient at an intuitive depth.
What are some examples of Continuing Education you are interested in and why?
I am really interested in women’s/womb health, endocrine health, and in working more with children. I am currently in herbalism school with a focus on hormone health.
How has receiving massage affected you personally?
Massage therapy has helped me on every level-physically with acute and chronic pain, emotionally with stress and long-held tension, spiritually with relaxing and opening up to the unknown.
What do you do to stay healthy?
Currently I am working on eating for blood-sugar balance, and I always love to cook and eat vibrant food. I balance the tension patterns created by this job with yoga and strengthening, and I spend a good amount of time outside walking and enjoying the breezes!
What do you like about working at Myo Massage?
Myo is a great place to work. The environment is reliably comfortable and well-run. The people are amazing, and I am grateful to have found it!