Hello, I am a massage therapist in Seattle, Washington. My practice is located in the Beacon Hill neighborhood close to downtown. I became a massage therapist in 1996 after graduating from Seattle Massage School. I try to create a unique massage to address the health needs of each client by blending various massage techniques such as Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue, Lymphatic Drainage, Myofascial Release, Sports Massage, Lomi Lomi, Trigger Points and the use of breath.
I enjoy working with diverse individuals, including every age and those with various health concerns. These include people living with cancer or visually and physically impaired. Where there is a willingness to explore and be creative, there is the ability to thrive.
I have extensive experience working with pregnant women. I was a Doula, providing support during labor, for 10 years. I understand the physical and emotional changes that occur with pregnancy as a person grows into becoming a parent. Massage during pregnancy and postpartum can help reduce aches and pains, and brings a closer connection to your baby while pampering the Mom.
My other passion is working with athletes. Massage can help prevent sports injuries, allow athletes to train at a higher level and recover from competition quicker. In 2007/2008 I studied Sports Medicine at the University of Washington’s extension program, learning nutrition, sports injury assessment & rehab, and sports psychology.
I have a BA in Cultural Anthropology from UC Santa Barbara. I spent two years as a Physical Therapy aide in California and Alaska. After hiking the Appalachian Trail in 1994 I landed in Seattle where I became a Licensed Massage Practitioner and Ultimate frisbee player. While working for Green Lake Massage I also taught massage at Seattle Massage School. Since 1998 I have run my own practice. In 2008 I worked for Group Health Research Institute on a massage and anxiety study. I returned to the Group Health Research Institute in 2010 for dosing study on massage and chronic neck pain.
Here's to Your Health!
- WA State Massage License: MA00008958
- American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) - member
- Certified by National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB)
- Graduate of Seattle Massage School, 1996
- BA Cultural Anthropology, UC Santa Barbara, 1992