Where did you go to school? How many years have you been a therapist? Why did you choose massage therapy as your career?
For massage I went to Lauterstein-Conway.I’ve been doing this since I was a kid but I’ve been licensed since 2016.Friends and family told me since I was a kid that I should go to massage school. I finally did but just for fun. About halfway through the program I realized I should give it a shot as far as work since I’m good at it and I enjoy it.
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 like to incorporate Lomi Lomi in any massage as best I can. But I get interested when it’s clinical problem solving work. I don’t do things to others that I didn’t like done to me so I’ve cut out some techniques that other people tend to use.
What brought you to AMC? And what will you bring to the team at AMC?
AMC was serendipitous. An old colleague introduced me to Michelle for a bicycle race from Houston to Austin. Sports table massage, some town passed Smithville; 8-10 hours straight. It was fun. Then I went to a class with my friend Lauren who I used to do massage chair gigs with. She told me she worked for AMC now and I was looking for a new massage gig. I’m lucky to be part of the team of what has been voted #1 in Austin many years. Good people.
I’m Austin born and raised so I bring that. A sense of humor. I traded that for my 6th sense, totally worth it. I listen to all kinds of music so I’ll probably turn everyone on to new stuff. Maybe burritos sometimes, or tacos. Awkward philosophical questions and books to read. Great bodywork and a professional work ethic.
When you are not massaging, what do you like to do with your time? What do you do to stay healthy?
I write, listen to and play music, read, engage with nature. I’ve been to Tom Brown Jr. tracker school, Wilderness Awareness school, and taken classes from Practical Primitive and my friend Dave Scott’s school Earth Native Wilderness School.