I am a Los Angeles-based bodyworker and a certified massage therapist. I earned my degree in 2010 from East West College of the Healing Arts in Portland, OR with a focus on myofascial release, deep tissue massage, and trigger point therapy. I have continued my studies more in depth with trainings in advanced kinesiology and advanced myofascial techniques, refining my skills in rehabilitative work, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation, restorative injury repair, and post operative care. I have extensive experience working with transgender, gender non-conforming, and non binary folks and have worked in a variety of settings throughout the years. I have held private practices in OR, WA, AZ, and am now settled in beautiful California.
I believe individuals function better in the world when we take an active part in our health by practicing self care. When we practice self care, we are proving to ourselves that we have the self-determination and the capacity to change and grow. By providing massage and bodywork, I provide a way for people to take care of themselves. I provide a way for people to heal themselves, to feel replenished, to clear themselves of stuck patterns. I feel that I am doing my part to help our expansive community function as best we can. Massage and bodywork helps lower stress, anxiety and depression, reduces pain, improves flexibility, improves muscle function and tone, reduces scar tissue, helps heal injuries, improves blood circulation and lymph flow which strengthens our immunity, and helps to bring our bodies and minds into balance. Massage can also help release emotional and mental grief or anger stored in our physical bodies. Touch encourages us to be interconnected with humanity and with ourselves on the most basic level. Taking care of ourselves and showing love to ourselves allows us to be more caring and productive in a chaotic world.
I provide a space that allows my clients to express what they are going through and to be understood on an emotional level and physical level.