About the Practitioner

My Journey

 A variety of career paths led me to the doors of the Michigan Institute for Healing Arts and Sciences in August of 2007.  I had explored a variety of healing modalities over the previous 7 years and I abruptly knew that it was the right time and place for me to study massage therapy.  I soon 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 stress relief, client education and reduction of chronic pain.


My husband and I live within our means.  This allows me to create a balanced life in regards to my healing practice.  I see up to 15 clients each week.  Capping my service hours this way allows me time to care for myself and my family so that when I am with you, I am able to be present and focused on your healing journey.  Owning the business allows me the ability to schedule enough time to answer your questions and not rush through your appointment.

Education and Certification

In February 2013 the State of Michigan finally released the paperwork for massage therapists to apply for licensing.  I am in the process of applying for my license.  I meet the requirements to be grandfathered into the program.  I rejoice with my colleagues around the state in this process that adds safety and legitimacy to our profession.

I am certified 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 200 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.  

My school taught that massage is not supposed to hurt and in a massage session,  I will adjust my pressure according to your needs. If you want a relaxation experience, I will play soothing music, refrain from speaking and let you drift away.  


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