Nationally Certified Massage Therapist 2007
Registered Yoga Instructor 2008
Reiki Practitioner 2009
Tri-Yoga Instructor Basics 2010
Level One 2011
Certified BodyTalk Practitioner 2012
Advanced Lomi Lomi Training 2013
Massage Cupping Practitioner 2016
Certified Health and Life Coach 2020
BodyTalk is a very simple and effective holistic therapy that allows the body's energy systems to be re-synchronised, helping to restore its ability to heal and fix itself. Within the massage session I am able to tune into your body's energetic field and work with specific patterns, imbalances and miscommunications that surface. When all the parts and systems of the body communicate with each other, healing happens naturally.
Reiki (Ray-Key) is a healing technique based on the principle that the therapist can channel energy into the client by means of touch and intention, to activate the natural healing processes of the client's body and restore physical and emotional well-being. Using Reiki within the massage session brings more ease to the mind and nervous system while creating a calm and serene environment.
***Every session with me is therapeutic and is in complete alignment with the ethical practices of the Virginia Board of Nursing and the National Certification Board for Massage and Bodywork.***
- Lowers stress
- Decreases muscle soreness and tension
- Decreases pain and inflammation
- Decreases headaches and migraines
- Decreases insomnia
- Decreases depression and anxiety
- Increases circulation
- Increases health and overall well being
- Brightens mood
- Deepens Spiritual connection
- Re-connects the physical, mental and
emotional aspects of Self to promote
healing on all levels
- Reconfigures energetic patterns that no
longer serve the health of the body
Sound healing is the therapeutic application of sound frequencies to the body/mind of a person with the intention of bringing them into a state of harmony and health. We are literally a gathering of particles vibrating at various rates and emitting specific frequencies, which is why we get a "vibe" from people or situations. It's not just a saying, it's the truth! During the session I use singing bowls, tuning forks and vocal toning, to shift your vibratory frequency to one which is in alignment with a healthy and joyous life.
Massage Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a therapist puts special cups (I use medical grade silicone cups) on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. This can help with pain and inflammation, increase blood flow and circulation, and as a type of deep-tissue massage. At times they leave marks on the body that fade away after a few days(this does not harm or damage the skin or tissues). What I've found through working with cups is that because we are so accustomed to being pushed in and down by gravity, when cups are applied that pull out and up it disrupts confused patterns and allows the tissues to reconfigure. Sometimes, this is just the opportunity that the body needs to come back to alignment and health.