I am a licensed massage therapist who graduated from The Whole You School of Massage in 1996. Since that time I have worked in a variety of settings including OBGYN office, sports massage with NASCAR Teams, minor and major league teams, spas and Chiropractic clinics . I was born and raised in Morganton, leaving only to finish my first degree from King’s College in Charlotte, NC in 1993. During my 28 years as a massage therapist, I have taken numerous continuing education courses on a variety of topics including Integrative Medicine, manual therapy techniques (including Visceral Manipulation, CranioSacral Therapy, The Integrative Manual Technique-James Waslaski®, Muscle & Manual Thermal Energy, and joint mobilization) and therapeutic exercise (including Body Groove, Hatha Yoga, Therapeutic Movement and Somatic Breathing).
I enjoy taking new courses to update my skills and learn new ways to help my patients. I utilize a whole body treatment approach to address restrictions throughout the body which may be the underlying cause of the problem, rather than just focusing on the symptoms- it's all connected! While I work with patients with a variety of orthopedic issues, I have a special interest in and enjoy incorporating my training into treating orthopedic pain and dysfunction in movement of the body.
“The healthy do not need doctors, only the sick do”
So in 2020 I imbarked on getting my Associate in Ostepathy and working towards my Masters in Osteopathy Manual Therapy.