“My interest in massage and bodywork began shortly after my family was involved in a major car accident that rendered my father a quadriplegic, unable to walk and with only partial use of his arms. I witnessed the benefits he received from massage including reduced swelling in his feet and legs, decreased muscle spasms, and improved flexibility of his lower extremities by range of motion exercises. I later began seeking massage for myself and found it a wonderful relief!
Every time I have a new injury, I have mixed feelings: Pain and Excitement. I am active and with each new injury I am given an opportunity to learn about my body and how to help others. I have learned from my car accidents, my twisted ankles and knees, my 2 shoulder dislocations, my many falls, and my participation in several types of sports and physical labor. Sometimes rehab is hard, but it’s worth it!
I received my massage education in North Carolina at South Eastern School of Neuromuscular Therapy and Massage, and after moving to Oregon attained my Massage License in 2006. I have continued expanding my education and taken courses to be certified as a medical massage therapist. I extend my gratitude to all of you who by supporting Massage Marvels as a local business are also supporting my little family. Thank you!”
As a person who has been in pain, I understand a client’s desire to be relieved of muscles that are needing healthy care and attention. I am a competitive sailor, mom and enjoy the art of building a strong and healthy body at any age.
I have always loved the study of muscles, how they move our bones and function in our daily lives. Muscles can be flexible and strong, or inflexible and cause us pain. I consider it a gift and an honor to ease tension and pain, and create a safe environment to improve the movement of the body. I have been trained in Swedish and Shiatsu massage. Shiatsu is a non-invasive Japanese form of massage therapy that helps reduce stress and muscle stiffness, stimulates the skin, aids in digestion, and influences the nervous system.
Getting a massage may seem like an extravagance, but it is truly just taking care of your body and keeping it in good working order. My goal is to have each client leave with a feeling of being refreshed, rejuvenated and relieved of any pain that is currently troubling them. If you enjoy a good foot, hand and head massage come get a shiatsu session with me. You deserve to feel “Marvelous and enjoy an active lifestyle.”
I have been practicing Reiki with Massage Marvels since May 2017. I got attuned to be a Reiki Master in 2011 and have been practicing on family and friends since then. One of my dearest friends introduced me to Reiki and I saw the effects of Reiki first hand on my wife undergoing cancer treatment. I always had the desire to practice and heal others with it. Besides Reiki, I also enjoy music, dance and consider myself an art lover.
I started working for Massage Marvels in a secretarial position in March of 2017. I spent 5 years in my career as a massage therapist before retiring because of an injury. I have always enjoyed helping others better themselves and their health.
Now, I use my experience to guide patients through the treatment process and facilitate their therapy. When I’m not working I am thoroughly busy with my lovely young daughter. She is my world. It’s an adventure learning how to be a mom and learning about human development.