Get to Know Me

Exceeding Expectations One Family at a Time

Imagine waking up every morning feeling like you can take on the world. How great does that feel? In 2013, I opened the doors to my practice — offering a wide range of professional massage therapy services to help people feel more connected with their body and with tools to feel good between sessions. Life can get difficult, and it’s easy to burn out and take care of every one else before ourselves. I care about your well-being and provide you all the tools you need in order to seize the day. I chose to specialize further to support kids and their families because I knew finding the right tools early can make all the difference. 

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My Trainings

Experience You Can Count On

Certified Infant Massage Teacher (CIMT)

Sub-specialized expertise in the history & global use of infant massage as a parenting practice, infant massage techniques and methodology, benefits for both infants and caregivers, current research and the importance of communication and attachment in building healthy emotional relationships.  Further considerations specialized for providing classes to families of all kinds, including cultural considerations for families from varied ethnic and cultural backgrounds, extended families, stepfamilies, grandparents raising children, adoptive families, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) parents and teenage parents.

Hospital-Based Massage Therapy Certification

Specialized in operating as part of an integrative medical team, reporting and procedural guidelines, appropriate ethics and boundaries in a hospital, family-centered-care approach, documentation for massage therapy interventions, using electronic medical record, prevention of compassion fatigue, and teaching parents and guardians simple pediatric massage techniques.

Advanced Certified Pediatric Massage Therapist (CPMTII)

Advanced mastery in pediatric massage techniques, developmentally appropriate approach and communication skills for verbal and non-verbal situations, safe positioning and massage pressure guidelines for pediatric healthcare, current relevant massage research, benefits of pediatric massage for children who have cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injuries, neurological and muscular conditions. Reinforced consent and intake considerations.

Certified Pediatric Massage Therapist (CPMT)

Specialized in pediatric massage techniques and methodology; massage stroke adaptations for children with special healthcare needs; age appropriate approach and communication; current relevant massage research and keeping up with current research developments; considerations for providing massage therapy for children of all backgrounds, including cultural considerations; medical, healthcare and parental consent considerations.

Kidz in Contact™

Certified in a national, evidence-based peer-to-peer massage program for children. The program focuses on childhood physical, verbal, and social developmental milestones. It focuses on healthy boundaries in children, consent, and cultural adaptability.

Touch Therapy for Liddle Kidz™ with Trauma

Mastered massage and nurturing touch techniques for children affected by trauma. Focused on contraindications and precautions for pediatric clients, early childhood development, family-centered care, and interdisciplinary teamwork.

Touch Therapy for Liddle Kidz™ with Cancer

Mastered massage techniques and nurturing touch techniques, with adaptations for children with cancer.  Focused on unique methods of communicating with children who have cancer, with the recognition of children’s verbal and nonverbal communication. Received training that reinforced parental consent and intake considerations.

John F Barnes Myofascial Release

Myofascial Release I (MFR)

Specialized training in the anatomy of fascia and related structures. Learned Cranial/Sacral Therapy techniques and theory to help relieve sinus problems, headaches, temporal mandibular joint problems, cranial trauma, birth injuries and myofascial release techniques to help with extremity problems, sacral float, lumbar-pelvic problems, anterior and posterior thoracic areas, and transverse fascial planes.

John F Barnes Myofascial Release

Pediatric Myofascial Release

Mastered myofascial release techniques in working with pediatric populations, addressing head injuries, cerebral palsy, birth trauma, scoliosis, movement dysfunction, neurological dysfunction, trauma, pain, and headaches.

John F Barnes Myofascial Release

Myofascial Mobilization

Educated on myofascial release techniques, with introduction to the theory of myofascial release, with focus on extremities and the spine.

 

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