To support people in building harmonious relationships with their embodiment through the combined perspectives of massage therapy and movement coaching.
My approach is focused on relationship with embodiment.
I care about guiding exploration of human experience through touch, movement, breath work, energy flow, meditative states of being, strength practices and neuromuscular exercises.
I care about teaching techniques and methods for self-care and form and functionality of balanced strength training.
I care about listening to and acknowledgment of the stories and their physical manifestations that shape lives and bodies. I believe healing happens when we can hold ourselves with compassion and presence as we hear out our difficult stories regarding the circumstances that brought us face to face with vulnerability, feel our feelings, realize what lessons we want to carry forward, and then get reacquainted with our strength and resilience.
I view embodiment as a melding of nature and consciousness. My approach to bodywork and movement coaching is intuitive and structured. I tune into and take into account the whole body including nervous system states, breathing, alignment affecting dynamic stability, and any emotions presenting in association with body areas.
I gather an overview of postural bracing patterns, and specific localized neuromuscular conflicts.
I work with you and your body to sort out and balance bio-energy flow through freeing up and mobilizing tension that's stuck in a holding cycle, and wake up whats been left out of participating in order to put it back on the body's map of awareness.
I apply pressure for as much or little depth as is beneficial, effective, and receivable by you and your body on the given day.
After massage therapy sessions, I often recommend one or two dynamic movements to do as follow up care for balancing whole body patterns or specific joints. In concurrence with movement coaching sessions I may recommend soft tissue work to further support functional and easeful experience of progress.
If this sounds like a match for you and your goals, let's plan a session!
Credentials & FoRmal Education
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (National Strength and Conditioning Association)
Certified Massage Therapist (California Massage Therapy Council)
600 Hours in Massage Therapist Program at San Francisco School of Massage and Bodywork
250 Hours in Massage Practitioner Program at Twin Lakes College of The Healing Arts
300 Hours Yoga Teacher Training and Teaching Internship
B.S. in Kinesiology from California State University, Monterey Bay
A.A. in Psychology from Cabrillo College
BLS and CPR Certified