In the summer of 1999 I enrolled in the Florida College of Natural Health, at the time located in Altamonte Springs. I graduated with honors and earned the right to sit for the National Certification Exam. On August 24, 2000, I passed the exam and became a Licensed Massage Therapist.
A year into my career I began experiencing neck, back, and shoulder pain that left me unable to do my work. Acupuncture and chiropractic treatment helped, but the underlying pain returned.
My body responded favorably to a daily yoga practice. In 2012 I began a daily meditation practice, and discovered the very real benefits of aiming and sustaining attention. Retreats are a regular part of my self-care and have helped my hands-on practice immensely.
My professional experience:
The State of Florida mandates that every two years a massage therapist must complete classwork in: medical errors, professional ethics, laws and rules for Florida LMT’s, 6 hours of general coursework and 12 hours of live classwork in an elective course related to massage therapy.
My continuing education has included coursework in treating carpal tunnel syndrome, chair massage, manual lymphatic drainage, psychology and physiology of health, reflexology, Reiki, Qi Gong, pregnancy massage, and more.
It is a privilege and pleasure to be of good service! I look forward to helping you.