Why I do what I do:
I believe in a holistic approach to health and well-being, and I enjoy sharing that with others. I have long had a passion for massage and have enjoyed yoga since I first explored it as a child.
I believe that massage is a wonderful way to take care of yourself, both physically and mentally. When I started working as a massage therapist I realized that it is also important to do some work on your own to keep your muscles healthy. I was practicing yoga on my own and I instinctively started recommending yoga postures to my massage clients to increase the benefits they were getting from massage. This led me to pursue training in how to teach yoga. It just seemed to fit together for me...and it still does.
The work I do is rewarding and I feel blessed to have found something that I enjoy doing, while caring for others and encouraging them to treat themselves well.
I attended New Hampshire Institute for Therapeutic Arts (2000-2001) for my massage training. I have additional training in pregnancy massage and Thai Massage. I spent a week studying the sacred art of Thai Massage in Thailand in 2007.
In 2003 I traveled to the beautiful west coast of Costa Rica and completed my yoga teacher training at the Nosara Yoga Institute. Yoga is a life long practice and I will forever be a student. I enjoy the physical benefits as well as the inward journey of cultivating self-awareness.
A bit more about me:
I grew up in Southern Vermont, the oldest of three children, in the house that my parents built in the middle of the woods. I graduated from Skidmore College with a BA in psychology. Knowing that I wanted to be in a hands on profession, I followed my heart and went back to school for massage therapy.
When I'm not working I enjoy being a mom, gardening, hiking, snowboarding, cooking, kayaking, sailing, and a good cup of tea. I live in Marblehead with my husband Mike, our children Kai and Joanna, and our two cats.
My intention is to live a gentle and peaceful life by keeping my heart open and having compassion for all beings.