For me, massage is my life, not just a career. Massage is my primary form of healthcare. My father has been a massage therapist since 1986. I am also a technical writer and computer technician so I have first-hand experience of the chronic pains of being a desk jockey. My active lifestyle has also given me insight into recovering from athletic injury and repetitive muscular overuse. I have also dislocated my shoulder over 35 times, and have extensive experience recovering from and rehabilitating shoulder injuries.
I focused my education on therapeutic deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, myofascial release, sports massage, and orthopedic massage, I have integrated aspects of these bodywork techniques with the application of moist heat therapy. Moist heat penetrates muscle tissue and promotes blood flow, which allows for a less painful, deeper massage that also reduces much of the post-massage soreness.
I have practiced professionally since 2009 and have officially received over 1,270 hours of combined training from the Boulder College of Massage Therapy and my father. I have worked with athletic teams at Colorado University at Denver and Boulder. I also volunteered doing massage for the Ronald McDonald House, and the Colorado Center for Resource Conservation.
I come from the distant state of Vermont, and enjoy the many activities Northern California has to offer. I love nature, hiking, exploring, board games, ultimate, and table tennis.