Hello! I've been practicing massage therapy for the lovely people of the Corvallis area since 2004. I have had the pleasure of working in a variety of settings, each with their own influence over my services. I think the wonderful experience of working in a spa made me really appreciate the pampering aspect of even the most functional of therapeutic massage treatments. I have experience working in a hospital setting as well, and that was not only as rewarding as could be imagined, it gifted me the opportunity to learn how to massage therapy around a myriad of needs.
Very rarely is massage therapy completely barred from a treatment plan. Always feel free to talk with me about any concerns you may have regarding massage and your individual health picture. I am willing to communicate with you and your managing health care providers to find a touch therapy that is suited to your needs. In the event your condition is (at this time) incompatible with traditional bodywork, I am a Reiki practioner as well, and we can talk about relaxation and relief options available in that realm.
My path to massage therapy began with a need and desire to learn about and hopefully control my own pain, as a chronic migraine sufferer. It wasn't long after beginning massage school that I fell head over heels in love with bodywork. I believe that shows through in my massage. My deepest passion lies in helping people pinpoint the causes of their discomfort, devising a strategy to minimize those habits, and working to release old holding patterns and tensions. I am committed to communication with my clients and always welcome questions.
When I'm not studying body-related fields or performing massage, I cannot be found because I'm hiking the wilds of Oregon with my family, playing in our berry farm with our chickens, nose-deep in a novel, or looking at the cosmos through a telescope.