Greetings and Welcome!
Everyone has a story of "how things came to be the way they are" and I would like to share mine with you.
Many are surprised to learn that I studied at the University of Oklahoma's College of Architecture, in the Architectural Interiors and Photography Departments. Not long out of school I was offered a position as a designer and project manager with an international restaurant chain. Being young and fearless, I jumped at the chance to get paid to see the world. For nearly 10 years I traveled to some of the most famous cities around the globe. It was fun and exciting, but there was the downside ~ deadlines, budgets, staffing challenges, construction noise and filth, jet lag, living out of a suitcase for weeks on end...Stress and fatigue were taking their toll.
It was while on a 4 week job in Hong Kong that I discovered massage. I just wanted to get the kinks worked out after a long flight. I found it helpful and continued with regular sessions. As time passed, I realized that I was actually feeling healthier, both emotionally and physically. I had more energy. My immune system certainly seemed stronger. Even my coping skills had significantly improved.
My lifestyle hadn't changed, but there had been a change in me. It took some self-refelection for me to acknowledge that the single factor that had changed in my world was massage on a regular basis. In fact, during a particularly difficult project, I actually blurted out the words: "I missed my calling...I should have been a Massage Therapist." My "AH-HA" moment!
Two years later, I worked up the courage to walk away from a successful career. It may seem like a strange leap from buildings to bodywork, but for me it felt effortless. I am able to incorporate my training and experience in design and photography, along with my keen eye for square and level within my massage practice. I see the body as structure. The muscles perform mechanically much like pulleys and levers. This translates to quickly being able to identify imbalances within the musculoskeletal system.
I have been fortunate over the past 17 years to have built and maintained my practice based solely upon personal and professional referrals. It is important to me that anyone seeking a massage with me understands that my work is corrective and often deep. I like to fix things and solve mysteries.
The purpose of this website is to reach out and educate potential clients about my practice to see if we are a good fit. Although it's still in it's infancy, the basics are in place. Feel free to contact me with any questions you might have.