I am a 2008 graduate of the Downeast School of Massage in Waldoboro, Maine, and a professional member of ABMP (Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals). I have completed training in Swedish/relaxation massage, deep tissue massage, and trigger point therapy. I am certified in CORE Myofascial Therapy and have additional training in Integrated Positional Therapy, Thai massage and Reiki, a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation. I love to learn and constantly strive to further my knowledge and expertise through continuing professional education.
My current massage practice blends many of the above mentioned techniques. I focus each massage session on your individual needs. I don't believe that massage needs to be painful to produce results. I have found that gentle, deep work combined with body awareness is very effective at releasing tense muscles. You will leave feeling more relaxed in both body and mind.
I am also a former nurse practitioner with over 25 years of experience in nursing. I received my health coach training through the National Society of Health Coaches and am a professional member of NSHC. The experience of working with those who are chronically ill has made me passionate about health promotion and prevention.
In my personal and professional life I try to live in harmony with the
world around me. I believe in a holistic approach to health and
wellness. When not practicing massage I enjoy spending time with my husband, two dogs and two cats. Some of my favorite things include gardening, kayaking, hiking, xc skiing, the ocean, farmer's markets, good food, and road trips to explore all that New England has to offer.
If you are thinking about trying massage for the first time, looking to
establish a relationship with a new therapist or purchase a special gift
for someone, I invite you to read about my services and give me a call.
I look forward to meeting you!