I first started practicing massage at Duke University, in an elective course offered in the Physical Education department. After graduating, I decided to pursue a career in Massage, and enrolled in the Arizona School of Massage Therapy. ASMT emphasized a comprehensive, holistic approach to massage, and taught a variety of courses covering many different modalities of bodywork. I found myself most drawn to detailed, specific work like trigger point and structural work. After graduating Massage School, I found employment in the Spa environment, and spent the next three years working in Spas in Phoenix and Durham. Even in the context of spa relaxation work, I found myself doing pain relief work, and decided that the best thing for me would be to leave the spa setting and focus exclusively on more advanced work. I took this step in 2007 and have not regretted it.
In addition to Massage I am a certified Yoga teacher, a Capoeira player and teacher, a food gardener, parent and parent preschool volunteer teacher.