My Bodywork practice began in 1982 with Jin Shin Do® Bodymind Acupressure® and massage therapy.
I totally resonated with the idea of how interconnected all of life is! I was living in Oregon and needed a massage license to practice. So I studied massage therapy and WOW what an easy and powerful integration it became.
My practice has evolved from Swedish massage and Jin Shin Do to a refined style of energy-focused bodywork. I finished my doctorate and licensure in Chinese Medicine in 1988 and have continued to study and practice energy medicine since. I call it energy medicine because it is not about technique as much as it is awareness of Qi, life force energy, and applied focus.
As a practitioner of Mind-Body acupressure, cranial sacral therapy, acupuncture and qigong, I investigate what each client needs and apply my skills accordingly. Acupressure is central to my 28-year old practice! I love acupressure and always will. Acupressure gives me a tool to access what is going on energetically inside a person, which over time expresses itself physically. Our energetic connections are transmitted primarily through the neuro-muscular and fluid (blood and lymph) systems in the body. The energy “signatures” that get laid down along these pathways are core to how we express ourselves in the world. It is a beautiful thing but sometimes the energetic pathways get bogged down with toxicity from foods, environment, negative thoughts etc. As practitioners of bodywork, we have direct ways to access the patterns of what are called “stagnation” and remove the blockages. Then a person feels more alive and creative. This is what Mind-Body Acupressure can add to your practice. You will broaden your scope and have clients lined up and waiting to see you!