Throughout my young adulthood, I would give shoulder rubs to friends. They commented how good I was with my hands, so I wondered if massage was something I could... more
Throughout my young adulthood, I would give shoulder rubs to friends. They commented how good I was with my hands, so I wondered if massage was something I could do as a career. I eventually explored the possibility and began my journey to discover the best venue for my talents.
I graduated from the Virginia School of Massage Professional Massage Therapy Program in 2002. I subsequently obtained my Certification in Massage Therapy from the Virginia Board of Nursing. Since that time, I have taken nearly 200 hours of continuing education classes. In April 2014, I received my license to practice massage in Pennsylvania.
My style of massage is therapeutic yet soothing. I have designed a basic protocol that is quite thorough and includes muscle groups that are often neglected. I also customize each massage to address the needs of the client: both concerns they communicate to me and issues I encounter during the session.
One client remarked that my work made her think of an artist sculpting clay. Many are surprised by my ability to relieve tense areas while causing very little discomfort or pain, and that is what keeps them returning to see me.
Smooth transitions, from one area of the body to the next, make my technique very relaxing as well. I tend to tell new clients that my specialty is making people fall asleep and wake up a new person. This aspect of my work is particularly powerful for those who tend to neglect their own self-care.
I have worked in a variety of settings over the years from clinics to salons, chiropractor's offices to high-end spas. I enjoy encountering people from all walks of life and making a contribution to their well-being. hide