Massage: I studied massage at Northern Lights School of Massage Therapy (now CenterPoint Massage & Shiatsu Therapy School) in Minneapolis, Minnesota and graduated in February 1997. I specialize in injury rehabilitation, relaxation and chronic pain relief. A large percentage of my clientele are athletes and auto injury victims.
I have continuing education through the Upledger Institute, Barral Institute, and a variety of seminars to study CranioSacral Therapy, Visceral Manipulation, Vibration Therapy and various other techniques. I will continue to deepen my studies as long as I do this work. To see all the modalities I offer, see my "services and rates" page.
I have had my own massage studio since September 1999. It is located at 3249 Hennepin Avenue in Uptown, Minneapolis, MN. See my "home" page for complete location and contact information.
Pilates: I am Stott certified in Mat and Reformer Pilates. My focus is on functional movement. I want others to be able to live in their best physical body and enjoy freedom of movement they may have lost or never thought they could have. Massage and Pilates are a perfect combination to achieve that body. I love working with clients who are ready to be proactive in their well-being.
My approach to massage as a therapist:
I consider myself to be in partnership with my clients in their goal to overcome injury, reduce stress, and improve general health and well-being. I am not comfortable calling myself "a healer" because I believe it is the body that heals itself. But, I am quite adept at facilitating the body's ability to heal and improve itself.
I take a fairly anatomical and scientific approach with the bodywork I do but I fully acknowledge, allow for, and encourage healing on the energetic and spiritual levels in my work.
I have a "client centered" approach which means I ask questions, listen to what my client wants and together we determine how each session will address your wellness goals. I will sometimes make suggestions for treatment options that you may not have considered but I will not pursue an option that you do not want and that has not been discussed.
My hope is that my clients are proactive in their health outside of my massage studio. My clientele spans the spectrum from the client who is just beginning to take charge of her lifestyle and health to those who are seasoned athletes and to those who are providers of healthcare services themselves.
I believe that by taking good care of oneself, and this most definitely includes having regular massage therapy treatments, one can live a happier and higher quality life.