I grew up on a farm outside of Independence, Oregon; I was an active kid in sports and long distance running. The one thing that I loved about being on the farm was being able to work with my hands. I explored further this love when I started my first training in massage therapy.
When I was a growing up, I was injured many times, not only from sports and hard manual labour, but also in a severe car accident. The injury I received as a result of my accident left me uncomfortable on my good days and almost to the point of tears on my bad. It wasn’t until I was in massage school that I was introduced to structural integration. I had tried massage and physical therapy already with little long term relief of my pain. Through my first ten series, I began to live a life without constant pain. My pain level decreased significantly and my energy level improved.
After completing my initial training in massage therapy, I worked for several years in a mix of private practice and spa settings. I decided to get a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry as a way to help me understand better the functions of the body, and how structure affects function.
Since completing my training at the Rolf institute of structural integration, I established my private practice in Montreal, Canada. I brought together my life experience in sports and hard work along with my understanding and compassion for people with chronic pain, to benefit each of my clients. In the fall of 2012 my family and I made the decision to move back to the Willamette Valley. I look forward to share my passion and experience with each of you.