Hello! First off, thanks for your interest in me and my business. When I graduated from Vassar College, I had no idea that my future would entail massage therapy. I had spent my college years splitting time between my urban studies major, education minor, and intense dance schedule with the Vassar Repertory Dance Theatre. I had cultivated so much knowledge and curiosity around the field of arts-in-education and teaching for diverse populations--I was so sure my path was education. In the midst of my academic life, however, I was also battling an eating disorder. Anorexia altered my self-perception and whittled away my body and strength. While I willfully plugged forward with my academic life, my stubborn brain tried hard to overpower the signs of distress that my body was experiencing--everything from chest pain to fatigue. The idea of self-care was out the window, as I struggled with a complete separation between my mind and body. The disorder impacted my personal relationships, my dance ability, and my self-esteem. After finding myself at the cardiologist for a ECG on my 21st birthday, I realized my rock bottom, and began to slowly but surely bounce back to health. I came away with one very important lesson: there is nothing more important to me than a healthy mind-body connection. With my background in dance and movement, and a passion for education, I embarked to become a massage therapist--and I have never looked back!
My personal experience coupled with my diverse education in bodywork techniques informs my approach as a client-centered, integrative therapist with an emphasis on finding the source of pain and developing a plan to treat it both on and off the table. I am certified in CORE myofascial therapy, and Neurokinetic Therapy. I am a professional member of the American Massage Therapy Association, and a faculty member at New Hampshire Institute for Therapeutic Arts, where I teach Anatomy & Physiology.
From muscle testing to manual release to aromatherapy, I focus my energy and passion into helping every client lead a proactive and empowered life.