I have been practicing massage therapy since 1998 and have been a Nutritional Consultant since 2000. While living in California, I studied at the Acupressure Institute in Berkeley. I focused my studies on the Asian systems of bodywork such as: Acupressure (finger pressure), Tui Na (Chinese massage) Shiatsu (Japanese Massage), Chakra-balancing (Ayurvedic principles), and Thai Massage. As a result, the five-element theory of Chinese medicine influenced me, as it considers the whole person, and all the seasonal influences on a person's health.
I have worked as a Massage Therapist in many different settings over the years. These include: day spas, residential spas, fitness centers, chiropractic clinics, and my own private practice in California and now in Vermont. All of these different settings have informed my current private practice and inspire me to offer a wide range of therapeutic styles to my clients.
Additionally, I offer nutritional and wellness counseling in my practice with a focus on self-care. I studied nutrition at the American College of Health Sciences, formerly named National Institute of Nutritional Education, out of Aurora, Co. I advise my clients in: healthy eating habits, local food sourcing, cooking, creating fermented foods, meditation, affirmations, yoga, exercise, green living, gratitude practice, and other ways to take responsibility for one’s health.
In the future, I plan to offer some healing sessions with horses. I have some experience with teaching Equine therapy for a variety of populations and hope to offer that to my clients at some point in the future.