I am very grateful that I found a career as a Licensed Massage Therapist early in life. This type of healing work is perfect for me, and I continue to love doing it!
I've taken over 1000 hours of Massage Therapy education classes in many different types of modalities like Aromatherapy, Warm Stone Massage, (specifically La Stone Therapy in basic, advanced, and master classes), Reiki energy healing level 1 and 2, Living anatomy, Massage for PTSD, body/mind communication, lymphatic massage, forearm techniques, Neuromuscular therapy, acupressure, chair massage, maya abdominal massage, CranioSacral therapy, Somatic Experiencing, and Facial Freedom Techniques. For a decade I attended Yoga and Anatomy classes at Gray Bear Lodge retreat center and gave Massages to the guests at the events. I became a Doula in 2005 and assisted a dozen women giving birth, before my natural birth experience in 2007. I took the Crisis line for sexual assault training in 2004, and volunteered on the crisis hotline helping women in the ER go through the process of a rape kit and reporting to detectives of their rape. I served on the board for the Rape Recovery and Prevention Center of Murfreesboro, TN and organized a fund raiser for the center in 2006. I enjoy supporting local charities. I have also had the pleasure of massaging musicians backstage at several Bonnaroo Festivals. Currently, I am leading a tribe of Alive Hospice Volunteers to give Healthy Touch to the dying and their loved ones.
Massage Therapy is my personal favorite monthly preventative maintenance tool. I also meditate, lift weights, do yoga, and dance weekly to stay healthy. I enjoy spending quality time with my hunky husband and adorable daughter as well as friends and family.