Where did you go to school? How many years have you been a therapist? Why did you choose massage therapy as your career?
I graduated from the Lauterstein Conway Massage School and Clinic in 2015, and their Advanced program in 2017. I chose massage therapy because I like having skills that travel with me wherever I go! I wanted a career with longevity based on helping other people, positivity, and that could change and evolve as I learned new skills and techniques and developed my craft. I’ve worked in spas, a bed and breakfast, many chair massage jobs in various settings, and outcall massage or 5 years with clients who have disabilities like cerebral palsy, autism, and traumatic brain injuries.
What do you consider your specialty modality or stand out area of the body/type of injury you feel you are an expert at addressing? How do you describe your massage/work to others?
I tell people that my aim with massage is to help clients engage and stimulate their parasympathetic nervous system (the rest and relax state) so the body is best suited to heal itself from the inside out. I consider my massage style to be integrative combining techniques from, swedish, deep tissue, zero-balancing, myofascial release and shiatsu per particular client’s needs. I like working with a large variety of clients from athletes to older people to individuals with chronic health issues and any and all in between.
What brought you to AMC? And what will you bring to the team at AMC?
I’m a local in the neighborhood and I jumped at the opportunity to work in a setting that values its therapists and values working with clients to address specific aches, pains, and injuries!
When you are not massaging, what do you like to do with your time? What do you do to stay healthy?
My family enjoys hikes in the greenbelt and playing at the park! I enjoy doing some exercise with kettlebells and the mace. I’m originally from Boston and in typical fashion follow the hometown teams avidly.