The fundamental goals of my work guide each session:
To help you feel better.
To help you define for yourself what "better" feels like.
To help you achieve the best of your body's form and function.
To help you form a stronger connection to yourself, and a deeper understanding of what your body needs.
The value of my work lies in my patience, compassion and focused attention. I am serious about carefully and methodically determining the best course of care for each client. I am serious about doing work that yields results, and I seek to provide care that does not compound or frustrate my clients' underlying challenges.
I help my clients cultivate a mindfullness that can lead to a better understanding of themselves and what they need. Additionally I have seen that learning how to treat themselves with kindness gives my clients an extra boost to work a bit more fruitfully with their hands and minds, and to operate with a bit more resilience when the difficulties of daily life arise.
The techniques I use were developed by healers and physicians who have applied their full scientific learning and vibrant intellects to the question of how to heal the hurts of the human body. All of my work is done with purpose, to help you feel better than you may have thought possible, and to help you better understand your body and how it moves through your life.
Cortiva - Seattle 750-hour program, 2008-2009
Cranio-sacral - A Healing Art, with Ursula Popp, 2013-ongoing (working towards certification)
BA Chinese Language and Literature; BA Italian Language and Literature with Comparative Literature, from University of Washington, 2004
Washington State Licensed Massage Practitioner, MA 60103747