I believe the best pathway to good health is an open mind. There is no one-size-fits-all method to healing. I respect a person’s unique journey and offer deep listening through mindful communication & touch. Sessions with me are effective because I work within an individual’s comfort level and focus on their goals for the day, which may just be a safe space to let go.
My specialty is neuromuscular therapy. Extensive training and experience with trigger points, chronic pain and musculoskeletal disorders have shaped my style. Myofascial release & stretching techniques are used along with lymphatic facilitation for a speedier muscle recovery, and soothing Swedish modalities for relaxation. I also offer advanced orthopedic work in specialized sessions to alleviate conditions of the upper extremity such as frozen shoulder, postural issues, neck stiffness & TMJ disorder.
With respect for both traditional & modern medicine, I always advocate for evidence-based science & peer-reviewed research. I am a registered member of the American Massage Therapy Association since 2014, and consider myself a healthcare professional. I have worked in clinics and hospitals as well as fitness centers & spas. I obtained my initial license to practice from the rigorous NY State Board in 2016.
Years of experience in NYC gave me the opportunity to work with a very diverse range of people from all walks of life, with a myriad of different situations and needs. This inspired me to look upon everyone the same; with empathy, compassion, & loving kindness.
I trained w/ Yee’s Hung Ga International Kung fu Association from 2006 to 2011, taught students, and gained valuable knowledge in TCM/ Eastern Theory. Practicing martial arts for 5 years was an excellent education in body mechanics! I’ve also been attuned in Reiki (energy work) with the Usui Shiki Ryoho Association System of Natural Healing since 2013.
While earning my Associate’s Degree in Massage Therapy from CUNY, I took extra classes to learn Thai Yoga Bodywork and herbal medicine. I continue those studies today, in addition to native mycology and organic permaculture farming here in beautiful Appalachia. I’m so grateful for the opportunity to serve our sweet community of Naturalists, and everyone who visits us in the lovely city of Asheville!