About the Practitioner

My Journey

I developed fibromyalgia and its myriad of health complications as a pre-teen.   This struggle sparked an interest in holistic healing and spiritual growth.  I developed a passion for techniques that support the body in healing itself and in relieving chronic pain.  My bodywork style is a unique blend focused on increased mobility, relaxation and client education. 

Healing Philosophy

I believe that through taking the time to heal myself, I am influencing the entire world.  This belief forms the foundation of my healing practice.  When I receive regular bodywork and take the time to be still, I am more grounded and calm, better able to live a heart-centered life.  This allows me to impact others in a positive way and to live in greater appreciation of our beautiful world.  It is my intention to hold space for you as you explore your healing journey.

Education and Certification

I am licensed massage therapist working in Grand Rapids, MI. Since graduating from the Michigan Institute of Healing Arts and Sciences in 2008, I have attained more than 240 hours of continuing education through several well known institutions.   I studied Trigger Point Massage with Amber Davies , CranioSacral Therapy and Somato Emotional Release through The Upledger Institute, MyoFascial Release through John F. Barnes MyoFascial Release Approach and Vodder-Style Manual Lymph Drainage through The MLD Institute Int'l.  

Professional and Versatile

I have had the honor of seeing many people for their first bodywork session.  It is my intention to create a safe, open atmosphere so that you receive what it is you are seeking.

Clients privately disrobe to their comfort level, or change into appropriate clothing for the selected treatment (such as a bathing suit for MyoFascial Release).  You may bring your own music on an i-pod to listen to during the session, or listen to the music that I provide.  I want you to be comfortable. 

 

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