I left the corporate world of 20 years to pursue a long-time desire to become a massage therapist. In June of 2011, I enrolled at Mind Body Institute to begin that pursuit. At MBI I gained experience in several modalities of massage before graduating in February of 2012. I obtained my license and began my practice in March of that same year.
In May of 2012, I completed certification requirements and became a Level I & II Reiki practitioner.
Since then I’ve focused on learning everything I can about the body’s fascial system and how to work with that system to improve the health of my clients. I am certified in CranioSacral Therapy. I’ve also taken classes in rapid relaxation techniques, Active Isolated Stretching, Trigger Point Therapy, and Myofascial Release.
My goal is to use this training and knowledge to treat headaches and migraines, as well as stress-related conditions associated with long term sedentariness, so common in today’s office environments.
License #: 9403
Reiki Level II
ABMP - Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals
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Where will my massage take place?
Your session will take place in a private therapy room. Lighting and soft music are used to create a relaxing atmosphere.
How can I prepare for my massage?
Don’t rush yourself. Try to arrive a few minutes before your session time. This will give you a few minutes to mentally and emotionally disengage from the circumstances that may be causing your stress.
What do I wear during my massage?
Whatever you feel most comfortable with. You may remain fully clothed, wear undergarments, shorts, or be completely disrobed. The choice is yours. You will be covered from neck to feet at all times to preserve your privacy. Only the specific limb or body part being worked on is exposed, and all else is securely tucked under the sheet.
Does massage therapy hurt?
That depends on the type of massage and the depth of the strokes. In general, a muscle that is relaxed will be supple, soft and will not hurt when touched. However, everyone responds differently to massage in general and specific techniques, that is why you’re encouraged to communicate with your therapist during your session.
Will lotion/oil be used?
In most cases, a light unscented, hypoallergenic oil will be used to allow your muscles to be treated without causing excessive friction to the skin. Please note that not all types of massage use oils/lotions.