I’m passionate about helping people discover their own strengths and I believe that reconnecting with our body is one of the most invaluable resources we have for our well-being.
My bodywork career began in 1984. I trained extensively in deep tissue, sports and medical massage. I found that skillful hands on therapy brought great relief and enhanced the quality of people’s lives.
During that time I received rolfing sessions that changed my life. Not only did I have permanent relief from my chronic back pain, I became more confident and graceful. I wanted to offer clients more than just short term stress relief but to empower them to live more fully and at ease.
In 1994 I trained at the Guild for Structural Integration in Boulder, Co. Beginning in 1997 spent 2 ½ years studying “Psychological Anatomy” with Raja Selvam PhD., based on “Bodynamics” a body oriented psychotherapy system. I was interested in how our early life experiences can become imprinted in our body.
In 2000 I began a 3-year training in Peter Levine’s “Somatic Experiencing”, a body focused approach to healing trauma. The symptoms of trauma were often what brought clients to my door and I wanted more skills to help them heal. I have been a teaching assistant in Dr. Levine’s trainings ever since. I am also trained in Cranial Sacral Therapy and Reiki.
I am a member of The Guild for Structural Integration, The International Association of Structural Integrators, The Associated Bodywork and Massage Practitioners and The Foundation for Human Enrichment.
I’ve been married over 28 years to a gifted acupuncturist/ herbalist and we enjoy hiking with the dogs, music and yoga.