My initial training is in electrical engineering and I worked as a research engineer for Eastman Kodak Company for five years. That work developed my critical thinking and problem-solving skills. That combined with my big heart, my own body issues and my passion for being of service led me to becoming a bodyworker/manual therapist.
I have formal training in Rolfing structural integration, craniosacral therapy, visceral manipulation and pre-and perinatal attachment therapy. My dive into contact improvisation dance further informed my body on how to listen and follow another body. My path as a practitioner is to listen and follow your body and expertly apply my finely honed skills to create more freedom and ease in your body so that you can perform at higher levels of functioning regardless of what your activities are.
In August 2012 I crashed on my mountain bike and broke my neck and I now am getting around in a power wheelchair. I have only limited functioning of my arms, no sensation from the chest down and no functioning of my fingers, hands or wrists. Initially, I thought I was going to have to learn a new profession, which made me very sad, because my skills had reached such a high-level I was acquiring a reputation as a bodywork wizard.
Now that my body was less able to accomplish the work, I stepped into the realm of working with people energetically. Before my accident I used my body as the tool to instill change, after my accident I realized my body was offering a portion of the change and that the energy moving through my body was a highly significant piece of the work. We all have a unique soul which I believe accounts for our individual gifts. Over time, I discovered that I had the capacity to do my work over long distance. This is very exciting for me and the clients I work with.
I now use Skype or FaceTime to share my many years of experience worldwide. I invite you to experience the always adapting, expanding and powerful energetic work that profoundly treats mind, body, heart and soul!
So now, from the comfort of your own home or wherever you are in the world you can receive highly skilled bodywork from a truly dedicated and gifted healer who would love to help you move into higher levels of enjoyment in your body!