I am a Licensed Massage Therapist from Marquette, Michigan. I have been interested in health and wellness my entire life. My dad is a massage therapist and has been telling me since I was a little kid that I have a knack for bodywork and should go to massage school but I did not listen to him! I worked as a waitress, bartender, nanny, maid and cook until eight years ago, the stars finally aligned and I went to massage school in North Carolina. I have since continued to study a variety of body work philosophies and modalities and received and maintained my Michigan Massage and Bodywork license. I have years of training and experience in a variety of massage clinic settings working with people who experience all sorts of health challenges. I draw on all of this experience to tailor each session specifically to my clients’ needs. I offer massage therapy, cupping therapy, and the AromaTouch Technique by dōTERRA. I use essential oils in massages (unless a client does not care for them) and Rohana Yoga and Wellness has graciously allowed me space to carry some basic essential oils for purchase right at the studio!
Once settled in Seattle, I began practicing yoga where I was introduced to massage and cranial sacral work. This body work changed my awareness of health and healing. I was fascinated that our entire experience since birth leaves an imprint on the central nervous system. Some experiences express as vitality and others can create dis-ease. My personal experience with the work was so profound I decided to pursue a career in massage and cranial sacral therapy. I graduated from Brenneke School of Massage in 2002 and received certification in cranial sacral from Cranial Rhythms in 2003.
I returned to Marquette last August after 25 years out west. This new part of my journey feels different yet so familiar, home again. I'm looking forward to thriving and participating within the Rohana community.