I am a passionate proponent of massage therapy and have experienced it as a tool to relax my body and mind and also to relieve isolated physical problems for over 20 years.
In 1996 I was involved in an accident leaving me with a broken jaw, severe neck pain and range of motion issues. Chiropractic treatment seemed logical and while it helped, the need for treatment increased. After a few years, I became reluctant to continue. A physical therapist friend recommended massage to try and relax my muscles in an attempt to prevent the tightness from creating problems. I never saw the chiropractor again. Massage eventually became a monthly gift to myself and is firmly implanted in my life. I’ve seen the satisfaction in the eyes of my therapists when I express how much they’ve helped me.
As a graduate of the Bancroft School of Massage Therapy, I have been trained in Swedish Massage, Sports and Deep Tissue Massage, Trigger Point Release, Spa and Hydrotherapy Techniques, Seated Massage treatments, Asian Massage. To further support this training, my education has given me a strong working knowledge of Human Anatomy and Physiology, Kinesiology, Postural Assessment and Pathologies.
I have over 100 hours of hands on work in the classroom as well as over 100 hours of direct client work in the Bancroft School of Massage Therapy Public Clinic, Massage Therapy Internships and Corporate Seated Massage Events. This has allowed me to gain professional equity by working with real world clients beginning with a medical intake through post treatment assessment in a variety of settings.
Additional, I have completed 75 hours of advanced Myofascial Release training and currently studying Clinical Orthopedic Therapy and Assessment.
As in any professional relationship, proper communication skills are essential. To support my massage training, I have over 20 years of experience as a marketing and communications professional. It is now my focus to bring these benefits to other people and help them as I have been helped.
Thank you for taking the time to read my story and I look forward to hearing from you.