When you know what your body’s really saying, it’s easier to make the changes that let you live your life most fully.
I’ve been a massage therapist since 1999. All of my career paths to that point centered on communication: from health education to report design and technical writing, my job has always been to make sure the right information is given and received accurately, with clarity and compassion.
My work now is not so different. Instead of words or pictures, I use my hands to help you communicate with your body: to find out the real story.
When you know what your body’s really saying, it’s easier to make the changes in your tissues and in your life that let you live your life most fully.
I’ve lectured at UC Berkeley and Kaiser Permanente on the history, efficacy, and appropriate roles massage and bodywork have in healthcare; and I’ve published on the use of bodywork in helping people recover from trauma and grief. I received my early bodywork training at the McKinnon Body Therapy Center, took my national certification in massage and bodywork in 2004, hold my California Massage Therapist certification, and completed advanced training in Craniosacral Therapy with the Upledger Institute in 2005. I am certified at the Techniques level in Upledger Craniosacral Therapy, and am working toward my Diplomate certification. I assist classes at all levels in the Upledger curriculum, and continually update my education, adding new skills to my repertoire.
Recently, I’ve had the privilege of being the technical editor for Kate Mackinnon’s book, From My Hands and Heart: Achieving Health and Balance with Craniosacral Therapy (HayHouse May 2013).