As a massage therapist since 1984, I have developed my practice with emphasis upon helping people relieve pain by restoring balance to one’s muscle tone and structural alignment, and supporting one’s health and sense of well-being. I “discovered” massage as a profession as I received my first ever massage in 1983. Shortly thereafter, I enrolled in a massage training program, and I consider this to be one of the most important decisions of my life. I am fascinated by and continue to be curious about how the body works, and practicing massage is rewarding and engaging for me even after these many years.
Education is of utmost importance to me, and I regularly find opportunities to increase my knowledge and aptitudes in order to provide the best care and client experience possible. I am honored to be invited and trusted to touch each person, and to recognize and to share in the positive changes that may occur with each session.
As a yoga instructor, I have acquired skills in very subtle observation, which helps me fine-tune my connection with and ability to communicate with each person during their session. With smaller classes, more attention can be devoted to each student, which enhances one’s experience and appreciation of the powerful effects of yoga.
B.S., Education, Lesley College, Cambridge, MA – 1978
Graduate – Potomac Massage Therapy Institute – 1984
Massage Therapist in private practice (34) years – 1983 – present
Certified Practitioner – St. John Neuromuscular Therapy – 1995 – present
Teaching Assistant – St. John Neuromuscular Seminars – 1995 – 1998
Yoga Teacher and Student – 1982 – Present
Prenatal teaching assistant, birth attendant – 1983, 1985
Manual Lymphatic Drainage Therapy – Dr. Bruno Chickly
Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques – Dr. Erik Dalton
Gross Anatomy – University of MD Medical School 1995, 1998
Body Mobilization Technique – Robert King – 1988
Body Psychology – Elliot Greene & Barbara Dunn – 1986 – 1989
CONTINUING EDUCATION – Short Courses: 1984 – present, including:
Sportsmassage; Pregnancy; Myofascial Release; Cranial Sacral Therapy
Extensive and continuing study of anatomy and physiology; various courses for specific injuries,
pain patterns and structural imbalances.
American Massage Therapy Association – 1985 – present
Board Certified in Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork – 1996 – present
Licensed Massage Therapist – MD & DC