I am a licensed massage therapist practicing in Alaska since 2011. My nine years have been at spas, athletic clubs, ski lodges, chiropractic clinics, yoga and Pilates studios as well as a private practice. I’ve developed a style influenced mostly by Swedish and deep tissue therapy with myofascial release, neuromuscular technique, stress management and others applied when appropriate.
I was born and raised in Valdez, Alaska, living most of my life in this state. In 2011 I completed a massage program at Maui School of Therapeutic Massage and returned to Alaska for all my professional work.
From wellness spa treatments, various ayurvedic techniques, to Lomi Lomi (traditional Hawaiian bodywork), and medical massage, I’ve seen therapeutic touch transform much more than the physical expression. Subtle body energy is of great interest to me now as I proceed on this wellness adventure. I want to understand how to utilize it and better influence the alignment of the whole self.
I believe it is essential for my clients to become active in their healing process. Working alongside the practitioner, this collaboration I’ve witnessed truly heals people and therefore our communities.
I enjoy practicing yoga and breath work, as well as being active outdoors. Being part of this team at Avante is a longtime dream for me in that I get to work with a diverse body of practitioners.