bio

"To take care of my body, I must be able to listen to it, and hear what it says."  - George Sheehan, runner, philosopher

Her-Story

My inspiration to pursue massage therapy can be directly attributed to my love for movement, health and body-awareness.  I am a runner.

I feel very fortunate to have been exposed to health-mindfulness at a very young age.  My parents began running marathons in the 1970's.  They were definitely ahead of the trends and held our family's philosophies in ground-breaking territories of fitness and nutrition.

In school, I ran track and cross country starting in the sixth grade and then on to college.  As the times told, in the sixth grade, I was one of only two girls on the team.  Times have indeed changed.  While I rarely placed or broke any records over the years, a physical and energetic need for movement was the fortunate by-product of my efforts.  It is while running that I feel most free and at home in my body, and most easily connected with the world that surrounds me.  It's just me, moving through space, breathing.

To date, I have run 6 marathons, participated in hundreds of road races of all distances, and most recently, I've competed in 5 triathlons to satiate my ever-evolving physical boundary curiosity.  It is my love for long distance that brings me to this point in my life as I find myself training for an ultra marathon....my next curiosity.

As I move through space in this amazing machine of mine, my mind and being are ever conscious to it's form and function.   In order to maintain fluidity of movement, I must take care of the machine.

Enter Massage Therapy

It was as I began to train for marathons when I truly connected with the importance of massage and self-care.  I became a more dedicated Yogini and I incorporated routine massage therapy into my training programs.  I witnessed, first-hand, the re-alignment of my structure and being. Thus I was able to remain injury-free and experience balance while "running the life that I love."

Massage is good health.  Massage supports balance.  Massage facilitates homeostasis.  

"Running and being" is natural to me.  I believe that connecting with others through massage comes naturally to me as well.  Throughout my life, I've continually strengthened an intuitive ability to recognize how to balance the physical and energetic being.  This is my strength, and as luck would have it, my passion.  My intention is simply to share my knowledge, life-experiences and energies with others so that we may work together to support life-balance and health in body, mind and being.


Education
  • 2007-2010 - Certified Level III Lotus Palm Thai Yoga Massage Bodyworker - Lotus Palm Institute - Montreal, Canada
  • 2005 - 2006 - Licensed Massage Therapist - Spa Tech School for Therapeutic and Holistic Massage - Therapeutic Study - Portland, Maine
  • 1988 - Glassboro State University - BA Education/Sociology - NJ
Continuing Education Study
  • Orthopedic Massage
  • Macrobiotics
  • Ayurveda
  • Vinyasa and Yin Yoga
  • Myofascial Therapy
  • Connecting with Compressions - Reducing Strain Patterns
  • Effects of Repetitive Movement on Muscles