I am a Licensed Massage Therapist (MA60233907), Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Educator of Infant Massage, NCBTMB Nationally Approved Massage Instructor, Certified Phenomenal Touch Practitioner®, Certified Ashiatsu DeepFeet Bar Therapy Practitioner® and Certified Sarga Bodywork Practitioner®. I am also a Certified Reiki Master & Teacher as well as being certified in IASTM (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization) and Contemporary Cupping Methods. I am also an international Education Ambassador for the International Massage Association in Copenhagen and a Certified Infant Massage Educator. While I am at it, I might as well throw in the fact that I am also a Certified Personal Trainer and Certified Life Coach and although those do not apply directly to my therapeutic massage practice, it does inform my healing philosophy, therapeutic rationale, and my bodywork.
Most recently I have been inducted into the Massage Therapy Hall of Fame (yes, that is actually a thing), selected as an Educational Ambassador for the International Massage Association and as a judge for last year's and next year's World Massage Championships in Copenhagen and for the Online International Massage Championship.
I went to massage school in 2005, but I originally got interested in massage more than a decade before that through my involvement in boxing, traditional martial arts and Mixed Martial Arts. I was a professional Muay Thai kick boxer and MMA fighter for several years and I fought in many different countries including Thailand, the Philippines, Canada, and the United States, and I was even fortunate enough to win and hold a Title Belt for a couple of years until I retired from the sport.
Obviously your body takes quite a beating as a professional fighter, but what is not so obvious is that fighting also challenges your mind and soul to their limits. Because of this, I sought out many different bodywork styles and relaxation practices during these years. Through these experiences, my formal education, and years of practice, I have been able to combine the best techniques from different bodywork modalities and relaxation practices into my current massage practice, which provides for a unique, therapeutic and unbelievably relaxing massage experience.
About my Sessions
Unlike any massage you have experienced, ever!
That is, if you are ready for it. It takes two to Tango and, I have found, to create an epic massage session that you will never forget. If you are ready for it, my bodywork is transformative, ethereal and mesmerizing. Every session that I do is unique and created specifically for my client in that moment. My sessions can be life changing and not just for my clients. I learn, grow and mature in every massage because I want to be affected as much as my clients do. I also take great care to make sure that you are looking for something to literally take your breath away before accepting you as a client. Not because I am the best massage therapist for everyone, but because I can get a good sense of the possibilities of your massage by talking with you and usually know if I am the best therapist for you right now or if one of my other gifted massage therapists would be better for you.
So if you are ready for an amazing massage experience, let's talk...
About My Teaching
As a NCBTMB nationally approved provider of continuing Education for licensed massage therapists and practitioners, I am committed to life-long learning and improvement. You can see a list of the recent continuing education courses that I've completed here. In addition, I am very interested in understanding and sharing the powerful concepts of sustained, intentional touch in my massage practice, workshops, and everyday life. To that end, I teach several massage workshops and classes. I am the lead instructor for the Power of Touch Couple’s Massage Workshops and I teach classes on Thai Massage, Lomi Lomi, and other styles.
I have a passion for sharing the power of touch with others whether it is through my massage practice, my workshops, or just a casual conversation, so please feel free to contact me to discuss anything regarding touch, massage, and bodywork.
About My Education
I am constantly involved in learning and growing as a massage practitioner. I take continuing education courses whenever I can fit them in and I work one-on-one with other talented therapists through trades and private workshops to advance my understanding and the quality of my bodywork. In addition, I host quarterly retreats for bodyworkers, lead several massage workshops for Licensed Massage Therapists, massage school students and couples every month...all of which makes me focus even more on my own skills.
Northwest School of Massage 2005 & 2008
I attended the Northwest School of Massage in 2005 and then went back in 2008 to get some more education. I loved the massage school experience so much that I went back to teach there in 2012.
Formal Continuing Education Courses