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 ACC massage therapy program in 2006. I’ve been an LMT for almost 16yrs. One of my close friends encouraged me to try it because I was looking for something new, and I love puzzles. After my first Anatomy/Physiology class, I knew I was going to love 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?
Clients have told me that I do yogassage, because I combine stretching, breathing, and techniques to enhance a client’s range of motion. I combine different modalities depending on the needs of the client–I call it my bag of tricks and it includes: deep tissue, sports massage, active release techniques, and non-traditional cupping.
What brought you to AMC? And what will you bring to the team at AMC?
I’ve actually worked event massage for AMC for at least a decade. We’ve done music festivals together, corporate events together, and sports events, so this is just a natural progression for me. I will continue to bring my excitement for client care from the event table to the treatment rooms of AMC
When you are not massaging, what do you like to do with your time? What do you do to stay healthy?
Apparently, I’m a runner! I discovered this in 2021 while training for my 4th NYC marathon (yes, it took me 3 marathons to figure out that I’m a runner). I like to do yoga, and try to do at least a little bit of it almost every day, because 10mins of yoga a day is better than waiting until I have a full hour to do it–because I’ll never do it if I wait. I’m also a writer, and interested in Psychology, having recently graduated from UT with a double in Psychology and English. Oh yeah, and I just learned to weld, so I’m a novice metalworker.
- Deep Tissue Massage
- Recovery/Relaxation Swedish Massage
- Sports Massage