Sports Therapy & Maternity Bodywork Specialist

Professional bodywork since 1999.

Maternity Massage Specialist
Trained with Carol Osborne (awarded 2008 AMTA National Teacher of the Year) with Body Therapy Education, and received certification in prenatal, labor and postpartum bodywork.
I love working with expectant mothers! 
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Sports therapy bodywork.
1990-1995 California State University, Sonoma
Dual BA in Kinesiology (Exercise Physiology) and Gender Studies
Women's Health minor 

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Physical Education, Yoga, Massage & Bodywork training:
1976-2002 So...

Professional bodywork since 1999.

Maternity Massage Specialist
Trained with Carol Osborne (awarded 2008 AMTA National Teacher of the Year) with Body Therapy Education, and received certification in prenatal, labor and postpartum bodywork.
I love working with expectant mothers! 
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Sports therapy bodywork.
1990-1995 California State University, Sonoma
Dual BA in Kinesiology (Exercise Physiology) and Gender Studies
Women's Health minor 

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Physical Education, Yoga, Massage & Bodywork training:
1976-2002 Soccer, Youth, High School, Collegiate, Semi- Pro, CA
1990-Spring 1994 Sonoma State University NCAA II Soccer Team
1992-2001 Sonoma Developmental Center, providing recreational programs for people with a wide range of developmental and physical disabilities
Fall 1994 Broken leg injury, pause in soccer career & personal introduction to healing power of Physical Therapy & sports massage
July 1996 First 10K after leg break, Kenwood, Ca
June 1997 First mini-triathlon, Donner Lake, Ca
1997 Head Coach Girls' Youth Soccer, Sonoma, Ca
1998-2002 semi-pro soccer, San Francisco & Sacramento, Ca
1998-99 Justin Sienna High School JV Soccer Coach, Napa, Ca
1999-2000 JSHS Varsity Girls' Soccer Head Coach, Napa, Ca
2002-Present, Recreational Soccer

1998 Sonoma Yoga Ashram, restorative yoga to heal my adrenals
1998 Began receiving acupuncture, polarity and Craniosacral work, sound healing, and counseling for my own personal healing journey
  • 1998-99 California Institute of Massage & Spa Services, Sonoma, Ca
  • Summer 1999 NIA Level 1 instructor training
  • 1999-2001 Work/living & coursework at Esalen Institute, Big Sur, Ca
1999 Discovered Gabrielle Roth's 5 Rhythms & Ecstatic Dance
1999-Present Exploring movement as other than competitive sport
1999- Present Therapeutic massage practice (CA, KS, MA)
  • 2000 Upledger Craniosacral 1 at Esalen Institute
Summer 2001 Yoga Teaching to campers, Camp Robindel, NH
  • Fall 2001-2003 Sonoma Yoga Company, Sonoma, CA
  • Spring 2002 200 hr RYT Dharma Yoga, Marin County, CA
  • Summer 2002 Movement Leadership Training with Vinn Marti, OR
  • 2002-2003 Essential Energy Healing, Sonoma, Ca

Spring 2003 Move to Kansas
Spring 2003 Build massage practice & teach yoga in eastern KS
  • 2004 Thai massage course, Lawrence, KS
2004-2007 Create & teach self & partner massage community classes at The Merc, A locally owned Food Co-Op, Lawrence, KS
November 2005 Birth my daughter
2006-10 Teach yoga and self-massage at Be Moved Studio, Lawrence, KS
2006-07 Created Mommy & baby yoga classes, as there were none
in our city at that time
2009-2015 Lawrence, KS Parks & Rec Yoga teacher
2009 Therapeutic massage for people experiencing deep grief
2010 Performed with Leralee Whittle's "Work Art Out"
2010-present Massage Therapist at Sizzors Day Spa, Lawrence, KS
  • 2011 AquaCranial (working within the Ocean), Bimini, Bahamas,
  • 2012 Visionary Craniosacral 1 & 2 with Hugh Milne, Berkeley, CA
  • 2012-13 200hr RYT Bhakti Yoga, Lawrence, KS
  • 2014 Hot Stone Therapy, Lawrence, KS
2014 Discovered Earthdance, Plainfield, MA & Dance New England
August 2014 & 2015 provide bodywork at DNE's Dance Camp, NH
  • 2015 200 hr RYT Raja Yoga 
  • September 2015 Reiki Level 1, Lawrence, KS
Fall 2015 Move to Western MA
Fall 2015 - Present Developing Reiki energy work & bodywork practice in MA

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Licenses
Education
1999

California Institute of Massage & Spa Services

Therapeutic Massage

1995

University of California

Dual BA Kinesiology (Exercise Physiology) & Gender Studies/Minor Women's Health

2001

Esalen Institute

Bodywork Therapies

2000

Esalen Institute

Upledger CranialSacral 1

2003

Sonoma Yoga Company

Yoga Teacher Training

Experience
Bodywork

Body Therapy Education - Pre-&Perinatal; Bodyworker

2016 - An intensive 32-hour prenatal & postnatal massage course with Carol Osborne. Nurturing the births of mothers and their babies! Maximize health, and promote peace. There’s no better time to start that healing effect than during gestation…as an expectant woman and her baby make their first bonds…while she brings her infant from inside into her arms… as she explores what being THIS baby’s mama means…during the new family’s creation. Learned: • Intensive practice of specific perinatal techniques used clinically for over 30 years • Skills to meet women’s physical and emotional childbearing needs • Understanding of all phases of maternity MT care: pregnancy, labor and postpartum, normal and not-so-perfect pregnancies • Positioning, techniques and powerful, subtle touch that are superbly applicable to many other specialty client populations • Detailed physiology, anatomy & functional body use • How to enhance the maternity experience and healthy outcomes • The value of autonomic sedation for childbearing and how to promote it • Techniques to alleviate most prenatal, labor & postpartum complaints • Attitudes and information that encourage normalcy, well-being and women – centered care • Assessment & adaptations for medically complicated and high risk pregnancies • Skills to increase clients’ kinesthetic awareness and readiness for birthing and mothering • Bodywork to facilitate relaxation, pain reduction and progress during labor • Ways to restore and rebalance a postpartum woman’s abdomen, movement and emotions • Techniques that reduce strain of childcare activities • Relevant research, ethics, and collaboration for integration into perinatal healthcare and other work environments

Massage Therapist - Sizzors Day Spa

2010-Present Massage Therapist at Sizzors in Lawrence, KS.

AquaCranial Training

2011 - AquaCranial Training in Bimini, Bahamas

Visionary CranialSacral 1&2

2012 Visionary CranioSacral 1 & 2 with Hugh Milne, Berkeley, CA

Reiki Level 1

2015 Reiki Level 1, Lawrence, KS

Energy Work

2002-2003 Essential Energy Healing Training, Sonoma, Ca

Thai Massage

2004 Thai massage course, Lawrence, KS

Yoga

Be Moved Studio - Yoga Teacher

2006-2010 Yoga Teacher

Mama&Baby; Yoga Teacher

2006-2007 Mama & Baby Yoga Class Teacher

Lawrence, KS Parks & Rec - Yoga Instructor

2009-2015 Yoga Instructor

RYT Bhakti Yoga Training

2012-13 200hr RYT Bhakti Yoga, Lawrence, KS

RYT Dharma Yoga Training

2002 - 200 Hour RYT Dharma Yoga Certification

RYT Raja Yoga

2015 200 hr RYT Raja Yoga Training

Spa

Hot Stone Therapy Training

2014 Hot Stone Therapy Training, Lawrence, KS

REVIEWS for my massage services

by Anonymous on Jun 26
Annie is able to read your body and attend your needs in a professional and caring manner that it is rare to find. Her experience with body work and healing makes a session with her very unique. You learn to letting go, to relax, you feel renewed and reenergized! Thank you Annie for all your attention and your educational tips to encourage self care! and caring manner that it is rare to find. Her experience with body work and healing makes a session with her very unique. You learn to letting go, to relax, you feel renewed and reenergized! Thank you Annie for all your attention and your edu
by Anonymous on Jun 26
Amazing experience! I will be returning for more.
by Anonymous on Jun 09
Annie was kind and offered sweet comments and feedback about other ways I could practice self care.
by Zeffa on Jun 05
Anne was wonderfully versatile in her skills and sensitivity to my bodies stresses and knew just what to work on. She was also a delightfully knowledgable about her craft and shared many insights that helped me. I so look forward to making another appointment with her soon.
by Stormie on May 21
Anime is wonderful! Her hands & energy are exactly what I needed!
by Anonymous on May 18
Great massage. Annie asked me beforehand what body parts specifically to focus on, and she did exactly that. Very relaxing.
by Leslie on May 17
Amazing and long lasting treatment. I highly recommend Annie
by Alison on May 17
Annie is an intuitive, highly skilled bodyworker. She is adept at sensing the places that are constricted and at assisting the body to release the tightness. Annie is warm and kind -- a joy to work with!
by LAURA on May 07
Annie was wonderful! I was relaxed and rejuvenated. I'll be back for sure
by Anonymous on Apr 30
Annie did a wonderful job. She really listens and adjusts the pressure when needed. Just fabulous!

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