A bit about me : )
I've been a professional massage therapist and yoga teacher since 2006. I am passionate about continuing my education and continuing to build my skills and add to my tool chest so I can be of greater service to my clients.
I first graduated from Cypress Health Institute here in Santa Cruz with a certification in Integrative Massage. Since then I've taken Common Injury 1, 2, & 3, Deep Tissue 1 & 2, and Relationships of Anatomy at Midline School of Massage, as well as Craniosacral Therapy 1 at the Upledger Institute. I have a Sports Injury Specialist certification through NESTA, and have also earned certifications in Lymphedema Massage from KLOSE Training and Oncology Massage from Greet the Day.
I am trained in myofascial release, injury massage, sports specific massage, aromatherapy, massage for post-surgery rehab, and prenatal massage.
As for yoga: I first earned a teaching certification from Forrest Yoga and have since received additional training and certifications from Baron Baptiste.
My yoga training and massage therapy practice inform each other in a beautiful way. I am passionate about the mind/body/spirit connection! I can provide support by teaching you with yoga therapy suggestions, strengthening exercises, pranayama (breathing), and meditation.