About

Slow down the pace of life and experience stress relief with therapeutic massage.

What Is Your Body Saying?

Our lives are filled with stress. From school and work, to life events and changes, our  bodies build up stress, and can manifest in many different ways.  Stress is ever-present, but a practice of regular massage offers way for you to slow down – find space – and give yourself permission to have stress relief.
 My primary purpose in your massage is to meet you where you are at, and bring you more holistic pain and stress relief.

A Holistic Approach to Massage

You are a whole person, and your whole body is interconnected. What might present as a pain point in one area of your body may be directly related to an entirely different area of your body. One of my fundamental approaches to massage is reading the layers of your muscle systems to identify where your pain may really be coming from, and to focus on those areas to bring you truer relief from pain and stress.

Effects of Massage on Your Body

The physiological effects of massage and how they reduce stress cannot be understated. Massage taps into your body’s autonomic response and as a result can de-escalate your instinctual fight or flight mode. Massage also slows your breathing and heart rate, creating a sense of calm which can develop into better mental clarity and a more positive state of mind. If you make massage a regular practice, these positive outcomes only improve over time.

With this renewing, you can leave your massage better mentally equipped and perhaps even with a fresh outlook, on handling the stresses you encounter. 

You are
Welcome here.

My Pronouns: She/her/hers.

Massage is for bodies of all types.
I work to make my practice a safe and non-judgmental space.
You are allowed to be your authentic self here. 

Massage Credentials

License

  • Medical Board certified in the State of Ohio since January, 2007.

Education

  • 2006: Massage Therapist graduate
    Blanchard Valley Academy
  • 2008: Two continuing education workshops on Muscle Release Technique
  • 2009: Craniosacral 1 workshop
    Upledger Institute
  • 2009: Certified in Prenatal Massage
    Institute of Somatic Therapy
  • 2010: Craniosacral 2 workshop
    Upledger Institute

Continuing Education

I continue to stay informed in the massage community through international networking and, especially in the age of the Covid-19 pandemic, have attended webinars from some of the leading voices in the massage community on massage and pathology.