Inspired to help my grandmother feel better in her body, I began learning from her how to do massage in my early youth. It was a puzzle in figuring out what could help her feel better and a joy when a solution was found. The enjoyment and sense of purpose of helping others overcome pain and discomfort lead me to practice massage on my friends and family members and continue this journey today.
In 2013, I decided to resume my professional bodywork journey first through taking Chi Nei Tsang (Daoist Internal Organ Massage) classes with Gilles Marin at the Berkeley Chi Nei Tsang Institute and with Caryn Diel in the Southwest. Subsequently, I then ventured into the world of Ortho-bionomy (positional release), developed by Osteopath Dr. Arthur Lincoln Pauls at the Mckinnon Institute in Oakland, CA and SF School of Massage. From there, in early 2015, I enrolled in a 500 hour massage therapist program at the Mckinnon Institute, taking classes in Shiatsu, Acupressure, Deep Tissue, Swedish, and 150 hours of training in their course of Craniosacral Therapy (blend of Upledger and Hugh Milne’s work).
Other workshops I have taken with include:
SF School of Massage: Ortho-bionomy with Jim Berns
Pregnancy Massage training with Leah Kennedy from SF School of Massage
Jim Berns: 40 hour Ortho-bionomy residential
Caryn Diel, White Cloud Institute: Santa Fe, New Mexico- Studied Chi Nei Tsang: Level 1
ASIS School of Massage: Caryn Diel. Sedona, Arizona. Studied Chi Nei Tsang Level 2
Training at the Barral Institute for Visceral Manipulation from the work of Osteopath Dr. Jean Paul Barral under Dee Ahern, P.T., Peter Coppola, P.T., and Dr. Ron Mariotti, N.D., and Gail Wetzler P.T. Completion of class levels 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5. http://www.barralinstitute.com
Neural Manipulation with Dr. Lisa Brady Grant, Gail Wetzler P.T. and Jean Anne Zollars P.T.
Vascular Manipulation with Dr. Lisa Brady Grant and Gail Wetzler P.T.
CST (Craniosacral Therapy) with the Upledger Institute with Eric Moya Cst-D, Ms/Mfct
Chi Nei Tsang self-care with Stephanie Wilger
Osteopathic workshops with Dr. Joshua Margolis.
My aim is to facilitate the potential of the body to heal and unwind, and to cause no further trauma to the tissues. The goal of each session is to eliminate holding patterns and to promote optimal health and wellness. Clients who have worked with me include musicians, dancers, tech workers, professional athletes, and people from a variety of ages and backgrounds.
Conditions I address include: neck, back and shoulder pain, digestive issues, incontinence, headaches, migraines, whiplash, bloating, painful menstruation, tinnitus, neuropathy (as long as non-diabetic), nerve discomfort (sciatica, numbness & tingling), breathing issues, asthma, eyestrain, carpel tunnel, concussion injury, frozen shoulder, knee pain, hip pain, TMJ, jaw pain and discomfort.
Rates for office visits (16 Mountain View Ave. Suite 111B Longmont CO 80501):
$150 for 1 hour
$187.5 for 75 mins
$225 for 90 mins
*Entrance- when you enter the building, walk to the right and there will be a waiting area for you with a couch and padded chair with a chandelier in the corner.
^ Booking button above works also!
CAMTC # 71128