I graduated from The Colorado School for Healing Arts in 1997 completing the 670 hour course study in Massage Therapy & Related Healing Arts. Continuing studies through 1998, I then acquired my 1000 hour certification, including certification in Reflexology.
Continuing courses of study have included: Au-stretch, Aromatherapy, Applied Kinesiology (AK Concepts TMJ/ Pelvis, Meridian/Upper, Meridian/Lower), Body Typing, Polarity, Hot Stone Massage, Prenatal Massage, Positional Release & Neck Pain Management.
I continued my Healing Touch studies and practice through Level II, attended & then coordinated three Denver area Healing Touch for Animals workshops.
In 2005/06 I received training & certification with the110 hour Lymphatic Drainage Massage program through The Colorado School of Healing Arts.
Further education through webinars:
Discovery through Dissection: Anatomy Trains w/ Thomas Meyer
Investigating a Common & Mysterious Neck pain w/ Ben Benjamin
Myofascial Techniques for Working with Whiplash w/ Til Luchau
Unraveling the Mystery of Low Back pain. 7 webinars w/ Ben Benjamin
Assessment & Effective Methods for the Shouler Girdle w/ Douglas Nelson
Orthopedic Massage w/Whitney Lowe
Enhancing Athletic Performance with Massage w/ Douglas Nelson
I first discovered the benefits of massage many years ago when I ran the green houses for a large interior tropical business. It was a very strenuous job and started having some lower back problems. I knew if the discomfort reached a certain point, the only way the pain was going to go away was if I received a good massage.
As a horse owner & rider and for more than thirty years, massage has helped me recover from many an unscheduled dismount, body slams by horses, broken bones and more than one concussion In addition, other injuries, traumas and surgeries have given me great insight & empathy regarding injury, pain and working through recovery.
Previous occupations have included:
Extensive experience with indoor tropical plants, including running the greenhouses for Sunset Hills Foliage (for 5 years), a interior plantscaping businees that serves the Washington D.C. & Baltimore areas.
Many years of custom picture framing, including managing one of My Workshop Galleries in Houston, Texas for 2 & 1/2 years, until moving to Denver area. Ran the entire operation of The Frame Tree for 4 & 1/2 years in Houston Texas, until moving back to the Denver area.
Barn manager, Horseback riding instructor: Hunter/Jumper & beginning Dressage.