I love what I do and people can tell.
My work is definitely strong, yet at the same time kind. More often my sessions are about making deeper structural changes, yet I also value calming and balancing sessions to simply decompress and reduce fatigue. Essentially my approach is to incorporate an important energetic element to deep tissue work using Biodynamic Massage. This involves tuning in to a client’s subtle fluid and spatial systems, listening to where I am prompted to go and allowing change to occur rather that trying to make things happen. My aim is to help release trauma, injury and patterns that prevent expression of the natural ease, comfort and openness available to us from within. You experience an expanded range of options for being in the body.
I was living and working in Austria when I discovered that a deeper part of me was not getting fulfilled in my work as translator. I was introduced to bodywork and deeper subtle-bodywork with a weekend Reiki training and then a crystal healing workshop high up in the magnificent Alps. I knew that healing work was what I was really called to do and began my own healing journey which took me back across the ocean and the North American continent to Heartwood Institute in the mountains outside of Garberville, CA. The day I arrived, a Trager workshop was going on and I was lucky enough to become one of the treatment models. The ability for massage to heal and transform became real to me. My own transformational healing journey began.
I was certified in Deep Tissue, Swedish/Esalen and Polarity Therapy there in 1992. Early on, I began working in spas in Calistoga and Sonoma, California as well as in Germany and Austria. A little later, I discovered and fell in love with Breitenbush Hot Springs in Oregon where I did massage and led yoga and meditation for three years.
I have had a successful massage practice in Portland since 2000, and was on the massageteam of NIKE's Wellness Center at their World Headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon from 2003-2015.
I continue to study both massage and yoga and am a volunteer with Living Yoga, a nonprofit organization that brings yoga to people in prisons, drug and alcohol rehab centers and transitional shelters.
I am licensed in Oregon and Washington and received national certification NCTMB in 1996. OR License #5706