I finished my initial training at the Oregon School of Massage in 2007. My studies centered on the Eastern style modality of Shiatsu.
I specialize in Deep Tissue, Orthopedic and Medical Massage, Trigger Point relief and Gua Sha techniques, along with other therapeutic modalities. I hold certifications in AIS (Active Isolated Stretch), Therapeutic Cupping, Trigger Point Therapy, Thai Herbal neck and head recovery, Jade Stone facial rejuvenation techniques, facial cupping and Gua Sha.
I provide thorough treatment using many modalities for clients with chronic pain and postural deviations. My focus is on assisting clients to understand and utilize self-help techniques and their body's ability to heal on the musculoskeletal level.
I also provide AIS and Trigger point relief education to the public as well as Qi Gong. I developed the "Pain Relief Now" workshop in 2012 that helps people move and function better who suffer at work and home from chronic pain and postural deviation. I am licensed by the Oregon Board of Massage Therapists, and Nationally Board Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. I adhere to the NCBTMB Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice and am a member of the American Massage Therapy Association, adhering to their Standards of Practice as well.
Board Certification in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork is the highest voluntary credential a massage therapist can obtain within the profession—it is above and beyond entry level state licensure. By becoming Board Certified, I represent a community of therapists who have gone above standard educational and work experience requirements with a dedicated and lifelong commit to continuing education. Furthermore, I live up to higher standards and ethics in alignment with The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB).
To achieve my Board Certification, I provided proof of a minimum of 750 hours of education, 250 hours of professional, hands-on work experience, passed a criminal background check, agreed to uphold NCBTMB's Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics, and passed the Board Certification Exam. By passing the BCETMB and meeting all requirements, I demonstrate advanced assessment and critical thinking skills, as well as a commitment to excellence. I wear the credentials BCTMB with pride for myself, my profession, and, most importantly, my clients.
The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) is an independent, private, nonprofit organization founded in 1992. The mission of NCBTMB is to define and advance the highest standards in the massage therapy and bodywork profession. In support of this mission, NCBTMB serves the profession through Board Certification, Specialty Certificates, an Approved Provider Program, and an Assigned School Code Program. For more information, please visit www.ncbtmb.org.
For more information on my educational background and approach to massage therapy, simply give me a call or send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you!
The American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) is the largest non-profit, professional association serving massage therapists, massage students and massage schools. It is the most trusted and respected name in massage therapy.