About

Practicing martial arts since 1984; Rank in Okinawan Goju Ryu, American Goju, and Shotokan Systems and a student of Hsing Yi and Tai Chi Chuan.

 

My Martial Arts practice led me to Yoga, which led me to Massage. From there I explored Shiatsu, Chinese medicine and Ayurveda and have come to realize that although none of us came with an owner’s manual, we all have a lifetime warranty for recuperation. My aim is to help you realize it too.

In 2002, completed Ashtanga Yoga teacher training with Manju Jois.

In 2015, Completed Teen Yoga teacher training with Karma Kids Yoga.

A Massage Therapist and body-worker since 1995, I am a graduate of Swedish Institute of Massage Therapy & Allied Health as well as The Ohashiatsu Institute.

While each session is individualized, my general approach is that upper body issues are best addressed on the table while lower body issues are best addressed on the floor.

On the table, shoulders are my specialty.  I work deep without using intense pressure. Sessions adapt and integrate several modalities:  Shiatsu (a century old Japanese tradition – literally translating to “finger pressure”), Swedish massage techniques utilizing long deep strokes, kneading and friction techniques to stimulate the skin, soften muscles and lengthen the muscle fibers and may include, trigger points and myofascial release, deep tissue, medical and sports massage.  Health benefits include improved blood flow and the movement of lymph throughout the body while strengthening the immune system and encouraging faster healing time from pulled muscles and sprained ligaments.

On the floor, sessions aim to correct and reinforce proper body mechanics.  The breathing, stretching, active and passive movements loosen the body and gradually open the joints relieving and correcting body imbalances while stimulating the body’s inherent powers of recuperation.  These sessions are a great way to develop and/or refine your Yoga or Martial Arts practice.

 

“As nature is in constant motion, so to should one seek to strengthen themselves without interruption.”

I Ching

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