Who I Am:
After a few stints of living overseas, I have now settled in Minneapolis with my husband, Chris. We enjoy traveling nationally and internationally, preferably with family, and enjoy learning about history, cultures, and foods from around the globe. I especially enjoy spending time being active and outdoors with family and friends. A few of my favorites are kayaking, biking, hiking and trail running---and of course visiting our Yurt! Chris and I like using our hands and making things from scratch. If we're lucky we'll get in a class on making wood-fired pizza ovens at the North House Folk School in Grand Marais by the end of 2019!
What I Do:
I believe strongly in the great healing potential of the human body if given the right ingredients and environment. I have a strong commitment to health and am here to encourage you to add Shiatsu or massage to your toolbox of self-care!
My certifications are as follows:
- AOBTA Certified Shiatsu Practitioner by AOBTA (American Organization for Bodywork Therapies of Asia). Graduate of the Minnesota Center for Shiatsu Study. 2001.
- Certified in Graston Technique (Level M1 and M2)
- Nationally registered Occupational Therapist and licensed in the state of Minnesota, 1990
- CHT (Certified Hand Therapist) by HTCC-Hand Therapy Certification Commission, 2009
I am I offer various types of massages including:
- Myofascial Release
- Graston Technique
- Swedish Massage
- Cranial-Sacral Therapy
What To Expect From Me:
- I tend to use deeper pressure but modify my techniques depending upon individual needs.
- Shiatsu is the type of massage I practice most. It is performed through lightweight comfortable clothing and without oils. Shiatsu means 'finger pressure' in Japanese. Shiatsu can help reduce stress, contribute to overall well-being, and help you keep the body balanced when subtle symptoms arise.
- Sessions can include stretching, pressing, kneading, and tapping techniques.
- I perform massages over comfortable, loose-fitting clothing to better control the pressure.