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"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 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, I was one of only two girls on the team in 1976. Times have indeed changed. While I rarely placed or broke any records over the years, a developed a physical and energetic need for movement. It is while running when 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.

I have participated in hundreds of road races and triathlons of all distances over the years, and don't see myself stopping anytime soon. While we may age and the movement evolves, ebbs and flows, we must continue to listen to our bodies, for they are wise, and they will tell us what we need.

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. Because of this, I was able to remain injury-free while "running the life that I love."

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

"Running and being" comes naturally to me. Connecting with others through massage comes naturally to me as well. I seem to possess an intuitive ability to recognize how to balance the physical and energetic being. My intention is simply to share my knowledge, life-experiences and energies with others so that we may work together to support balance and health in body, mind, and being. We look at the whole picture.

Education
  • 2007-2010 - Certified Level III Lotus Palm Thai Yoga Massage Bodyworker - Lotus Palm Institute - Montreal, Canada. Studied under Kam Thye Chow.
  • 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