:Practicing Mindful, Integrative Massage Therapy:
Have you every had a massage that felt distant? Checked out? Rote? Like the therapist was just 'going through the motions'? Or perhaps you've had therapists that didn't listen to your needs. That's frustrating.
I pride myself on quality of touch and presence. When you're on my table, mat, or chair, I'm engaged with you - and mindful of your needs.
I check in. I ask questions. I listen with my hands as well as my eyes and ears. It's important that you have the best possible massage. And if I'm not the therapist for you, I will try to help you find someone who is best suited for you.
Being mindful and integrating parts and pieces of things I've learned along the way while engaging you in a thoughtful manner is what I do.
My journey to the place I am today has been long and winding. As a child, massage was a very normal act of kindness in our household; particularly for an elderly grandparent who survived a gunshot many years before, during WWII. I remember marveling at the scar tissue and how the space around the entry wound behaved. I'd use the strength of my little hands on the area surrounding the memory of that trauma. I'd sometimes karate chop stiff shoulders and dense back muscles, and when my hands tired, I'd use my feet and knees. When I was 7, my mother was in a nearly fatal car accident and suffered from a lot of back pain and discomfort, so I learned to use my crude kid skills to help her as time has passed.
This is my foundation. Many years later I'd step into a school that helped launch me into this next journey.
I'm in love with all things massage therapy, and I'm very happy to share my passion with you.