My fascination with the human body developed early. As a little girl I read anatomy books over my breakfast cereal. I always loved science and still immerse myself in anatomy, neuroscience and physiology. I first stumbled into a massage practice when traveling in northern Thailand in my early twenties. I wanted to learn something distinctly Thai and loved getting massage! After three-month course in Traditional Thai Massage, I was hooked on giving massage! Back at home in California I delved into bodywork training; becoming a certified massage therapist with a specialization in sports injuries. Seventeen years later, I continue to practice massage with an academic approach to understanding the body and a long-living desire to reduce suffering around me. I love working with athletes – and that includes you! In my book, an athlete is someone who has a movement-positive relationship with their body. Hey, let’s get you moving – pain-free!

I am confident working on many injuries, including:

  • Sciatica
  • Tennis Elbow
  • tight/pulled hamstrings
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • TMJ
  • chronic headaches
  • lower back spasms
  • Iliopsoas pain
  • Neck Stiffness/spasms

Being an athlete myself, I understand injury and soreness from personal experience. My active lifestyle includes: swimming, outrigger canoe paddling, running (retired!), cycling, weight lifting, surfing, practicing yoga and hiking regularly. I cannot imagine life without movement and my aim is to give my clients the joy of an energetic and pain-free body.

My Bodywork Education

  • Swedish, Sports Therapy and Deep Tissue: McKinnon Institute, Oakland, CA
  • Prenatal Certification: Mckinnon Institute, Oakland, CA
  • Shiatsu, Acupressure and Sports Therapy: Acupressure Institute, Berkeley, CA
  • Chiang Mia Traditional Thai Massage: Northern Thailand
  • Reiki Level 1 & 2: Berkeley, CA
  • Anatomy/Physiology: Cabrillo College, Aptos, CA
  • Flying Yoga Teacher Training 200 hour RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) Flying Yoga, Oakland, CA