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CREDENTIALS:

Licenses & Memberships:

OR Licensed Massage Therapist Lic.#12890
WA Licensed Massage Practitioner Lic.#MA00024619
Member: American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA)
Member: National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB)

 

Experience and Education:

8 years experience as Licensed Body worker in OR and WA
2005 graduate of East West College, Portland, OR.
Certified in Medical Massage, Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques (Deep Tissue) Trigger Point, Swedish massage, and Manual Lymphatic Drainage

Philosophy:

Massage is a catalyst that helps the body start healing itself.

History:

As both a professional musician and an ex postal worker, I can certainly appreciate the debilitating nature of stress to the human body. I first learned to become aware of my body and it’s patterns of stress through a painful series of back spasms, which forced me to look for alternative methods of treatment. The doctors I was seeing were (literally) poking me and giving me drug prescriptions, which were expensive, ineffective, and missed the point. The real problem turned out to be my complete lack of connection to my body, its signals, warnings, and above all else, its ability to tell the brain what is going on provided the brain chooses to listen. Over the course of 18 months of weekly massage sessions I began to realize it was this “body to brain” feedback that, as I learned to recognize it and utilize it, contributed substantially to a much more relaxed, less painful, and better quality of life….even without massage! I’ve found my personal quality of life has been consistently better these past 20 plus years solely because of the self-awareness instilled in me long ago by a number of sessions with a good massage therapist.

Of course, we all run into more major problems on occasion, but I firmly believe that, using regular massage as a catalyst, the body will initiate it's own powerful and effective healing process