Graduated From East West College of Healing Arts in September 2019.
Kinesiology - the study of the mechanics of body movements
Pathology for Massage - The study of causes and effects of diseases, and how massage can be used safe and effectively to assist in recovery
Therapeutic Relations - creating a safe environment for clients and therapist without bias, judgment, and discrimination. Ethics.
Classic Swedish Massage - the modality that comes to mind when most people think about massage, and is the best-known type of bodywork performed today
Western Massage - science based massed which incorporates active and passive stretching, Muscle Energy Techniques, Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation, Joint mobilization, gait, posture, and range of motion assessment.
Specific Populations and Common Conditions - including: Whiplash, MVAs, Sports injury, Frozen Shoulder, Fibromyalgia, MS, Diabetes, Athletes, Elderly care, and Pregnancy Massage
Thai Massage - is a traditional healing system combining acupressure, Indian Ayurvedic principles, and assisted yoga postures.
Tui Na Massage - Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) therapeutic massage and body work. Tui na is not generally used for pleasure and relaxation, but rather as a treatment to address specific patterns of disharmony.
Before deciding to become a licensed Massage Therapist, giving massage was a much loved hobby, my friends enjoyed.
October 2018 I began my journey through an extensive training program which included 800 classroom hours.
Though not required, during this time of training, I spent every opportunity possible giving away practice massages to family, friends, and referrals. I have given away over 1,000 practice hours.
I graduated in September of 2019 in the top of my class.
Even as a child, I have always been drawn to being a healer.
I broke my back in 7 places in 2015, and I came to know the serious impact massage can have on successful recovery from major injuries, and since have made massage a regular part of my personal self care routine.
During a particularly stressful time in my life, I found myself coping with my distress by asking my friends to let me give them a massage, many of them suggested I become licensed.
While talking to one in particular, a Navy Veteran, who, suffered from PTSD, and had had multiple reconstructive surgeries, I wished I knew how to truly help him heal from his traumas, physical and emotional.
From that conversation came a deep reawakening of my long desire to be a healer, thus I embarked on my journey to become a Licensed Massage Therapist., specializing in Therapeutic Massage.
I Chose East West College of Healing Arts, over less expensive, and less extensive schools, because I wanted to do more than help people relax, and they provided the in-depth training I needed to begin my life journey of becoming a healer.
Even as I have graduated, I know this is only the beginning of my quest for skill and knowledge.