About Me

image          Massage Therapy is a passion for me.  Helping people feel better is a great reward.  The icing on the cake is the associated continuous learning for how to be more effective through continuing education & critical thinking:  What modalities would enhance my work?  Which actions and structures (muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, bones and nerves) are involved?  How do activities of daily living, gait, posture, and sleep position factor in?  What clinical strength & stretching exercises will enhance progress between massages?  How can this work compliment the work of various medical practitioners?  This keeps me excited about this important work!

          I grew up in Waterville, Maine and attended the University of Maine in Orono, Purdue University in Indiana, and the Downeast School of Massage in Waldoboro, Maine.  I have six children and live in Yarmouth.  I enjoy hiking, biking, kayaking, reading, movies, music, good food, and spending time with family and friends.

         

          Continuing Education:  Myofascial Release, Chronic Pain, Rehabilitation, Structural Relief Therapy, Sports Massage, Deep Massage, Oncology Massage, and workplace and accident injury massages.

 

          Member

               AMTA (American Massage Therapy Association)

               Maine Sports Massage Team 

 

         State of Maine License in Massage Therapy

 

          Background:  An early interest in Physics led me to a degree and career in Mechanical Engineering.  In addition, I’ve also worked as a full-time Mom, a GIS Specialist, a Substitute Teacher, an Ed Tech for students with Special Needs, and a Reiki Teacher and Practitioner.  These varied experiences have all contributed to my interest in Anatomy and Physiology and passion for Therapeutic Massage, Shiatsu, and other fascinating and effective modalities.