Since 2002, I've trained continually and in depth in many modalities to help clients of every age feel better. After sessions clients report better range of motion, greater balance, a release of tension, and a reduction or absence of pain. It is a joy to help clients alleviate pain and find balance within their bodies.
I am a dedicated bodywork practitioner with 1,000's of hours in the classroom and even more time than that studying on my own.
Extensive training in Chi Nei Tsang, Rolfing® Structural Integration, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Craniosacral Therapy, Medical Qigong, and Massage enables me to respond to a wide variety of conditions and personal goals.
Recently, I went to Berkeley and then to Crete for training in Chi Nei Tsang (abdominal detox). Chi Nei Tsang means "internal organs chi transformation." CNT is applied qigong (energy work) on the abdomen with soft but deep touch to train internal organs to function better. If you have digestive issues, headaches, insomnia, asthma, reproductive issues and many other conditions, CNT can help. The abdominal fascia (connective tissue) is connected to all structures above and below the abdomen. By releasing pressure and dissolving knots in the abdomen, back, hip and neck pain can be addressed while structure is aligned.
Last year, I went to Walchsee Austria to study Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) and Combined Decongestive Therapy (CDT) at the Dr. Vodder Akademie with Hildegard Wittlinger. I am now certified in edema techniques with bandaging and the anatomical, physiological and pathophysiological foundations of Manual Lymph Drainage. I can help clients manage lymphedema, provide relief from post-surgery edema and increase the health of the lymphatic system.
I was certified as a Rolfer™ in 2013 and have a "Rolfer's Eye" - the ability to see imbalances in the body and know how to target bodywork for best results. Clients can choose to embark upon the Rolfing 10 Series with me or benefit from my knowledge as a Rolfer during massage or Craniosacral Therapy.
In December of 2009 I graduated as a Craniosacral Therapist at The Milne Institute. Craniosacral Therapy (CST) brings forth profound structures in the body and taps into the client's innate healing potential. The insights that come from Craniosacral Therapy training enhance every session from light energy work to deep Rolfing.
For six years I studied Medical Qigong and Tai Ji with Arnold Tayam and Mike Chegini at the Longevity Center in San Jose (near Campbell). Learning Chinese Medicine concepts is an on-going endeavor which teaches about energy flow and living a balanced life. I incorporate this knowledge into all sessions and love to teach clients simple but profound qigong movements to help them release energetic blockages. Practicing Tai Ji helps me stay balanced and strong so I can be present for my clients and all aspects of my life.
I also enjoy being the mother of my 23-year-old daughter, my 21-year-old son and my 18-year-old son - and my little dogs, Rocky and Danny.
I look forward to helping you discover and highlight the health that resides within you.