Therapeutic massage therapy is a passion for me. Helping people feel better is a great reward. Discovering additional ways to be more effective through continuous education as well as seeing improvements in client outcomes is satisfying. Knowing which actions and structures, i.e. muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, bones and nerves, are involved and how activities of daily living, gait, posture, and sleep position factor into the big picture is intriguing. Also, encouraging client involvement by suggesting specific self-care strategies to do between massages can maintain progress and improve outcomes. All of this keeps me excited about this important work! Training: Myofascial Therapy, Trigger Point Therapy, Neuromuscular Therapy, Scarwork, TMJD Intra-oral Therapy, Cupping, Kinesiology, Chronic Pain, Sports Massage, Deep Massage, Structural Relief Therapy, Oncology Massage, and workplace and accident injury massages. Member: AMTA (American Massage Therapy Association) Maine Sports Massage Team (AMTA Maine Chapter) past member Licensed for Massage Therapy in the State of Maine Background: An early interest in Physics led me to a degree and career in Mechanical Engineering. In addition, I’ve worked as a full-time Mom, a GIS Specialist, in K-12 education with students with Special Needs, and a Reiki Teacher and Practitioner. These varied experiences, as well as having previously had debilitating back pain, have all contributed to my interest in Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology and Kinesiology and a passion for Therapeutic Massage, Shiatsu, Reiki and other fascinating and effective modalities. I grew up in Waterville, Maine and attended the University of Maine in Orono, Purdue University in Indiana, and the Downeast School of Massage in Waldoboro, Maine. I have six grown children! I enjoy walks, hiking, biking, kayaking, reading, lakes and the ocean, movies, music, good food, and spending time with family and friends.