As a Massage Therapist, I enjoy being able to bridge the gap between western medicine and the “alternatives,” while providing a safe and nurturing atmosphere in which to heal. Fascial Stretch Therapy has brought my skills to a new level.
Prior to getting into massage, I did Financial Analysis, Desktop Computer Support and taught Martial Arts for a couple of years. I had a draw toward the healing arts and knew the first time I laid hands on someone in massage school this was the right place for me to be. Since then, I have achieved my Bachelors in Nursing and worked as a nurse in a few different capacities for 6 years. I am drawn back to my roots: Massage.
Since the beginning of my massage career, I was drawn to pain relief and management as well as muscle injury repair. We do not have to walk around in pain all the time, massage can make a tremendous difference in your quality of life. After martial arts, I began cycling and running. I have done century cycling rides; I have run 7 marathons-including Boston in 2011, numerous half marathons, 10k's and 5k's. I did a half Ironman in 2012. Massage therapy and fascial stretching is so beneficial for athletes. I have also been a personal trainer in the past.
Outside of work, we have two dogs, a shitzu named Bella and a bulldog named Shelby. I am still running and cycling when I can. I love to do HIIT group training classes, and have recently taken up golfing.
As with any career, I will continue to learn new techniques and modalities.
Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage
Hot Stone Massage
Fascial Stretch Therapy Provider Level 2
James Waslaski LMT - "Pelvic Stabilization and the Upper Body.'
James Waslaski LMT - "Orthopedic Massage and Pain Management Upper Body"
Walt Fritz, PT - "Foundations in Myofascial Release"
Cancer and Massage Therapy
Myofascial Release: State of the Art Tissue Mobilization
ACE Massage Cupping Level 1
Breast Cancer and Massage Therapy
Associates in Business Administration
Bachelor's of Science in Nursing