Hello! I am a Durham native who embarked on a personal path of healing and wellness in my early twenties which eventually lead me to the amazing field of massage. My journey started with an interest in psychology, spirituality, and a love of travel. I moved out to California where I received my Master’s in Counseling Psychology at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology in Palo Alto, CA. During this program and whilst working as a therapist intern for several years, I developed a deep appreciation for the mind, body, spirit connection. I have witnessed the power of touch both personally and professionally and this experience inspired me to pursue a career in body work. I graduated from Monterey Institute of Touch in Carmel, CA where I received a diverse training in various massage modalities.
In addition to Swedish massage, I learned foundational principles and techniques in Thai massage, deep tissue, Reflexology, Ayurvedic massage and energy work such as Reiki and Polarity. I bring a holistic approach to my sessions where each client is treated uniquely and with respect. In my massages one can expect a variety of techniques, appropriate stretches, and an intuitive and compassionate presence. My goal is to provide a healing space for my client’s to fully relax and let go of holding patterns, increase circulation, feel nurtured, and allow their nervous system to reset. I believe that pain does not have to be on board for massage to be effective or a muscle to be released. I aim to stay within each client's window of tolerance in order to deliver a massage that feels good and meets their individual needs.
I have a sincere commitment to this work and in expanding my knowledge and capacity to aid others along their unique healing journeys. I also have a volunteer background in hospice care and a passion for helping or “being with” those navigating the tender waters of life and death. I one day hope to merge this passion with counseling and energy/body work. When I'm not working I love spending time with my amazing and crazy family, seeing live music, and exploring new places. I’m a nerd for all things self-improvement and I'm fascinated by astrology. I love yoga, bubble baths, and being in nature.