NC License #09643
My path to becoming a massage therapist began as a search for personal wellness. While in college I began a yoga practice that continues today. After college I continued my path to wellness learning more about nutrition, herbal supplements, and bodywork. I began to receive massage on a regular basis and study various techniques. At this point my curiosity and personal path to wellness began to blossom into a personal hobby. I began to attend classes and seminars to expand my own knowledge.
After moving to Boone I met two amazing therapist who soon became mentors encouraging me to peruse my licence as a massage and bodywork therapist. I attended The Whole You School of Massage therapy & received my licence in 2009. Since receiving my massage therapy licence I have also completed the DONA International requirements for Birth & Postpartum Doula.
I have also continued my education through classes in various Myofascial Therapy techniques.
My favorite massage to give is a 90 minute massage using essential oils. Each massage is custom to the client receiving the massage & their needs. This amount of time gives the client time to relax & release tension in the mind & body.
Areas of Study
2017: 3 NCBTMB Approved Hours in Ethics of Communication with Vivki Peltz, Boone, NC
2016: 8 NCBTMB Approved Hours in Myofascial Therapy for Shoulders and Arms with Eli Peltz, Boone, NC
2015: 3 NCBTMB Approved Hours in Infant Massage with Sharon Burch, Institute for Integrative Healthcare Studies, Online Education
2014: 16 NCBTMB Approved Hours in Myofascial Therapy, Joint Systems of the Body with Eli Peltz, Boone, NC
2013: 6 NCBTMB Approved Hours in Myofascial Therapy, Ribcage: Exploring the Magic of Breath with Eli Peltz, Boone, NC
2013: 16 NCBTMB Approved Hours in Myofascial Therapy, Joint Systems with Eli Peltz, Boone, NC
2013: 3 NCBTMB Approved Hours in Standard V Ethics of Interpersonal Relationships for Massage Therapist, Joint Systems with Vicki Peltz, Boone, NC
2011: 4 NCBTMB Approved Hours in Ear Hand and Foot Reflex Acupressure with Karen Zaharatos, M Ed, LMT, ACR, Online Education
2011: 6 NCBTMB Approved Hours in Neck Work Off the End of the Table, with Brett Rogers, Asheville, NC
2011: 3 NCBTMB Approved Hours in Massage Therapy Roles and Boundaries with Michael Perce, Online Education
2010: 8 Hours, Introduction to Childbirth for Doulas with Ann Tumbling, LCCE, FACCE, CD (DONA), Boone, NC
2010: 16 Hours, Labor Support (Birth Doula), with Ann Tumbling, LCCE, FACCE, CD (DONA), Boone, NC
2010: 8 Hours, Lamaze International Specialty Workshop: Supporting Teens in the Childbearing Years with Mary Jo Podgurski, RNC, EdD, LCCE, FACCE, Boone, NC
2009: 27 Hours, DONA Postpartum Doula Workshop with Debbie Young, BA, CD (DONA), PCD (DONA), LCCE, Boone, NC
2008: 3 Hours, Supporting the Breastfeeding Mother with Melanie T, Boone NC