Before pursuing a career in massage therapy, I spent 21 years in the non-profit sector. In 2016, I felt called to the incredible profession of massage therapy and in the autumn of 2016, I became a licensed massage therapist through the Western North Carolina School of Massage in Asheville, NC. As part of my education, I learned what an honor it is to be able to touch another human being. Touch is an essential part of life, health and well-being. With every massage I perform, I bring this thinking into my practice and utilize my expert training in therapeutic modalities and experience. As each person is an individual, so too is each massage.
I am trained in Swedish massage, Neuromuscular massage and Myofascial release techniques. In 2017, I became certified through the Academy of Lymphatic Studies (ACOLS) in the technique of Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD).
I was drawn to MLD very early in my massage education when I learned that a manual technique existed that could bring relief to people suffering from conditions as diverse as post-surgical swelling to seasonal allergies, and so much more.
Our lymphatic system is not something we are used to hearing, or even talking about, despite the fact that it plays a very critical role in our health. The lymphatic system is an important part of our immune systems and helps maintain the fluid balance in our bodies.
If you have questions about how Manual Lymphatic Drainage can help or serve you, I’d love to hear from you.