As a Licensed Massage Therapist and Registered Nurse, I believe that health is always present in the body, and my goal is to facilitate the body’s ability to heal itself; physically, emotionally, spiritually, energetically.
My holistic approach to bodywork comes with over 20 years of experience in the healthcare field. As an emergency department and critical care nurse, I’ve gained a wealth of knowledge of the human body and the ways in which our bodies function in states of health and imbalance. Our body’s ability to heal is amazing! I wholeheartedly believe in a multiple system approach to achieve our maximum state of balance and health.
Providing a bridge between alternative health and traditional health care is my ultimate goal.
I entered the healthcare field in 1990 with the desire to help people. I worked for the Department of Mental Health and provided around-the-clock care to profoundly mentally and physically handicapped people. I loved helping to take care of these people that were unable to care for themselves and did not have any one else to care for them. This taught me profound compassion for my fellow human beings. In 1993, I went to nursing school and became a nurse to continue my work helping people.
I love working in the healthcare field but there was always something missing. I would see the same people coming in for treatment, getting a prescription, going home and coming back within short periods of time with the same symptoms. Many had migraines, chronic pain, fibromyalgia, Crohn’s disease, etc. and I could see that the prescription and medical treatment only went so far. I felt that it put a band-aid on but never solved the issue.
In 1998, I was introduced to Craniosacral Therapy by a Doctor of Osteopathy. She would treat people suffering from chronic conditions and many were walking out of the office pain free and off of pain medication completely! I immediately knew this was something that I wanted to pursue. I decided to become a Craniosacral Therapist as well as a Massage Therapist to offer people another form of treatment when the medicine just isn’t working. I continue to work as a RN and as Massage Therapist in my pursuit to bridge the gap between traditional medicine and alternative medicine in the hopes that someday healthcare will become truly integrated and people will be better assisted to live healthy, pain-free lives.
I believe that by providing a person with support of their physical, mental and spiritual health, a person’s ability to heal is greatly impacted. For example, any injury or stress that affects a person’s normal daily activity level carries not only the physical impact but an emotional impact as well. Traditional medicine aims to treat the physical symptom but does not address the emotional, spiritual or energetic impact. By combining complementary therapies such as CranioSacral Therapy, Structural Myofascial Release,Acupressure and Zero Balancing with traditional medicine supports all of these systems during the healing process.