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 appreciate the uniqueness of each client, with his or her individual nature and love helping them achieve their goals. I enjoy working with a variety of people including seniors, athletes, those with pain, people with complex medical conditions & different abilities.
In addition to my private practice I work in the medical office of a Physiatrist, doctor of pain management and rehab, with clients with acute or chronic pain caused by workplace and accident injuries. I also work in a Chiropractic office and give massages that relieve pain, promote relaxation & stress reduction, and support clients' optimum health.
Training: Myofascial Release, Trigger Point therapy, Neuromuscular Therapy, ScarWork, TMJD Therapy, Cupping, Kinesiology, Chronic Pain, Sports Massage, Deep Massage, Structural Relief Therapy, Oncology Massage, and workplace and accident injury treatment.
Member of AMTA (American Massage Therapy Association)
Maine Sports Massage Team, past member (AMTA Maine Chapter)
License for Massage Therapy in State of Maine
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, as well as having previously had debilitating back pain, have all contributed to my interest in Anatomy and Physiology and passion for Therapeutic Massage, Shiatsu, Reiki and other fascinating and effective modalities.
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, lakes and the ocean, movies, music, good food, and spending time with family and friends.