My life was directed into the area of health and wellness after a motorcycle accident left me with severe soft tissue damage and chronic swelling in my left leg. After receiving a massage from a friend who was an LMP, pressure was released off of the tendons and ligaments in my foot and leg for the first time since the accident. I was able to move my foot and pain levels came down. It was at that point I first experienced how beneficial massage is for the healing process.
Due to the accident and other injuries throughout my lifetime I’m empathetic to people in pain and stress, I know what pain feels like, how to work with it, and how to help release it. I feel like this is what I’m supposed to do. I’m just doing my part to make the world a better place.
After graduating from massage school in 2011 I began my career as a massage therapist at Grassroots Wellness Spa. I was there for two years before opening a private practice.
Part of what drew me to massage is the desire to help others stay healthy and active. I know from experience it is a challenge to cope with the stresses, strains or injuries that daily life can bring. There have been obstacles in my life, such as competitive sport injuries and a car crash, that have made it challenging to continue to be athletic. Holistic health practices, such as massage therapy, have enabled me to enjoy that sports I love- skiing, mountain biking, mixed martial arts-to a great degree of proficiency and without pain. My desire is to help others feel better physically so they too can get back to what they love to do in life.
I graduated massage school, with extra emphasis in legs and deep tissue, to begin my journey as a massage practitioner with Aletheia. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, biking, traveling and paddleboarding with my husband and dog.