School of Massage Therapy
Basic Massage, Forearm Flow, Hydrotherapy, Survey of Techniques, and Reflexology
I am a graduate of Crystal Mountain, Apprenticeship to the Healing Arts, class of 1997. I spent the next 6 years experiencing different locations to work from and exploring a variety of techniques and modalities. In 2004, I returned to Crystal Mountain to begin my career as a massage therapy instructor as well as leasing space within the school for my own massage therapy practice.
My personal style of bodywork is an accumulation of all that I have learned over the last 17 years. I have experience in working with deep tissue, muscular skeletal, and issue specific concerns. I have also studied the energetic side of bodywork; Reiki and Polarity. Lomi Lomi is a bodywork style that I have spent extensive time studying and practicing. Lomi Lomi is based on ancient Hawaiian healing principles, working with spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical aspect of a being.
Pathology, Physiology, Geriatric Massage, Myofascial Massage, Oncology Massage, Research, CPR/First Aid Certification
After traveling many diverse life paths, I have rediscovered the simple, yet profound experience of touch. I find its ability to ease the body, calm the mind, and nourish the spirit a delight and a new calling. I look forward every day to sharing this passion with my students and my clients.
In 2010, I joined the Crystal Mountain faculty where I now teach a variety of subjects including contraindications, physiology, pathology, geriatric and oncology massage, myofascial release, research topics in massage, first aid and CPR.
My own practice attracts clients with a variety of goals and expectations ranging from relaxation and palliative massages, to more advanced techniques designed for chronic pain management and soft tissue rehabilitation.
I am a graduate of Crystal Mountain School and I also hold a Master of Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Anatomy, Energetic Boundaries, Polarity, Sports Massage, Stretching, Clinical Reasoning
I teach at Crystal Mountain because I enjoy the combination of sharing what I have learned from my journey (be it in massage, anatomy, or life in general) as well as witnessing the endless possibilities of the "beginner's mind" our amazing students bring to each class.
Director, Communications, Business
As a graduate of Crystal Mountain, I oversee all operations at Crystal Mountain and I teach the Ethics and Business portion of the program. I hold an MBA from Kaplan University, and a BS in Psychology and Anthropology from UNM.