Licensed in: 2011
Astrology Sign: Taurus (or Dragon) Ask me what my animal of the day is!
Ideal Client: Clients with questions, and first-timers
Book Recommendation: The Magic series: World of Kate Daniels by Ilona Andrews
Renaissance Faires, the “Big 3” for me are water, gentle stretching, and moist heat. Long, hot showers are my favorite medicine for everything.
What I Love to Do and Why
- Preventative Maintenance, Just as a parent cares for their children, or a craftsmen must maintain their tools, we have to take care of ourselves. Our bodies are the one tool we all use in common. If we don’t practice self care, when we break down, how do we care for anyone else? Massage is more than just a luxury or “fru-fru” pampering (Not that there’s anything wrong with that). We use our muscles every moment of our lives. Massage is the way we care for our overworked muscles. I love being able to help my clients find relief from an acute problem, but I take just as much joy in helping them with their regular care.
- Education and Empowerment, I think communication is one of the most important aspects of being a massage therapist. Every client is unique, and I like to share information with my clients that help them identify the underlying causes of their pain. Customizing each session to each client and helping them choose the treatments and self care options that are best for them are my priorities.
- Therapeutic Relaxation, When I was little, I saw one of my uncles giving my aunt a back rub after a long day working on my grandparents farm. That image has stayed with me, and informs my massage approach to this day. Touch is something humans do to help one and other feel better. Whether we’re dealing with physical tension, stress from our jobs, or emotional exhaustion, all of us need help to feel better sometimes. My goal in every massage is to use my training to provide my clients with some comfort and relief. I mix precision techniques with broad soothing strokes to tackle trouble spots from multiple angles.
- Things I’m good at: I specialize in Relaxation, Precision Neuromuscular Therapy, and Manual Lymphatic Drainage. The common thread here is my ability to use lighter or “gentler” pressures and techniques to achieve therapeutic results. I like to use heat in my services to help my clients relax. The heat encourages blood flow and softens tight muscles. When it’s time to apply manual pressure, I don’t have to “dig in” as much to get adhesions to release. I feel especially confident in helping clients with chronic low back pain, and I”m known for my foot massages. I
- There is no one true way, The sense of touch is extremely subjective. Everybody’s sense of pressure and pain is different, and so is how they relax. I love working with first timers or folks who’ve had a bad massage experience. Whether you need a light touch, firm contact, or truly heavy pressure, that’s okay. If you have questions, or just need to talk in order to relax, then that’s what is right for you. I love a good conversation, but if you ever need a quiet session, just tell me to hush up and I won’t be offended. Whether I work with you once, or you become a regular of mine, my goal is to ensure you get the best care for you.
- Professional Massage Training Center
- Precision neuromuscular (PNMT)
- Head and neck (X2)
- Spine and thorax
- Lower extremities
- Upper extremities
- Form and function
A Little about me
I’ve lived in Springfield since 2008, and I’ve been married to my husband, Wyll, since 2015. and we share a home with my mother, 3 dogs, and a cat (though the critters sometimes get confused as to whether they are cats or dogs). I’m a big old geek at heart, and I love tabletop games. I also love going to the zoo, the aquarium, or the movies.