• Deep Tissue
• Specific Injury
• Scar Tissue Release
• Incorporating influences
I began my path towards holistic health and integrative healing in 2010 at the Evergreen State College. There I worked with herbs, whole-foods nutrition, mind-body medicine, and creative therapy, and began learning the mentality of holistic health in general. I unwound thought patterns of “fixing this” and “taking a pill for that” as the primary ways to overcome health problems. I discovered that the healing process of body, mind and spirit combined is much more beautiful and powerful. I’ve since found massage/bodywork and yoga to be exceptional tools that help resolve issues in the body holistically, and am pleased to now offer bodywork professionally.
My approach today is perceptive, lucid, and guided by intuition and logic. It is scientifically founded, having studied anatomy and injury-treatment in depth at Discoverypoint School of Massage. My teaching work in Hatha yoga brings complexity to my massage through an added understanding of kinesiology and energetic anatomy. Due in part to my training, I am able to stay present, grounded, and guided by breath during the massage work with flow, rhythm and precision. I also use specific techniques such as myofascial, structure-specific Swedish or “deep tissue” work, and triggerpoint/neuromuscular therapy. I am endlessly fascinated by fascia – the crystalline structure in your body that connects your muscles, bones and organs like a web – and look to unwind the many spirals in which it can bind in the body. I believe that much can also be accomplished by bringing the body into a deep state of meditative relaxation, often regulating the body back to homeostasis after being in “fight or flight” mode chronically from daily stressors.
When I’m not massaging, you’ll likely find me practicing yoga, making art and playing music, being in nature, and meditating.