I have always been drawn to the self-sufficient lifestyle and simplicity. Naturally, I became interested in learning ways to take charge of my own health. This led me to massage and the deeper understanding of healing touch.
In my early 30’s I was diagnosed with cancer. I combined several alternative therapies which included massage, acupuncture and Chinese herbs in conjunction with conventional medicine. More than 20 years later I am happy to say I am healthy and thriving! This experience underscored my dedication to the healing arts and my passion became my career. My goal of helping my clients feel their best, along with a curiosity and a love of learning inspire and inform my work.
My husband and I moved from Portland, Oregon to White Salmon, Washington in 2013. Stewards of a beautiful piece of land, we enjoy the wonders of the Columbia Gorge and the slower pace of small town life. When I’m not working with clients you will find me gardening, hiking or at my favorite yoga studio.
I graduated from Oregon School of Massage in 1993, with continuing education in Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release, Reflexology and Prenatal Massage. I have advanced training in Craniosacral Therapy and have studied with The Upledger Institute – Craniosacral Therapy I & II; Bruno Ducoux, DO – Emotional integration I & II, Alain Gehin, D.O. – Cranial Technique: Assessment & Treatments, Hugh Milne, DO, Milne Institute – Cranial I & II and Carol Gray – Craniosacral Therapy for Infants.
Meditation practice and yoga give me the ability to be present and listen deeply. As a chiropractic assistant I gained the clinical experience to work with injury rehabilitation, understanding pain relief and treatment plans.
I am licensed in both Oregon and Washington as a Massage Therapist, and a member of the Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals.