Becoming a massage therapist blossomed out of a deep desire to heal myself and others on physical, emotional, and spiritual levels. A solo trip to Kauai at the age of 17 marked the beginning of my spiritual journey, as I deeply connected with the ‘aina and culture of Hawai’i. I went on to travel quite a bit throughout Mexico, and earned a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology. Along with my studies of indigenous healing practices and the mind-body connection, I became drawn to the ancient wisdom of Yoga. I spent a year living in an ashram (yoga community), working on myself, and going deep with my spiritual path. Yet, something was missing…
By chance I heard of a residential healing arts school in the mountains of Northern CA, and I knew that I had to go there. From 2003-2008 I lived at Heartwood Institute. I had the opportunity to study with excellent bodywork teachers, and immerse myself in many modalities including Swedish, Deep Tissue, Shiatsu, Polarity, Craniosacral, Somatic Emotional Release, Trigger Point, and Myofascial. I didn’t know the power of healing touch before this experience. I had struggled for many years with depression, and other physical ailments which I could not seem to heal just by working on myself. After my four years living at Heartwood, giving and receiving so much bodywork, dialing in my nutritional habits, and yogic lifestyle, I finally healed myself of major depression and chronic illness.
In 2008 I moved to Kona, Big Island. Living in Hawai’i is a blessing and I am so grateful to be here. I have been blessed to learn the Hawaiian healing art of Lomilomi with many teachers. And I will continue my lifelong learning of Hawaiian culture and healing arts. I have invested an enormous amount into my personal wellness, growth, and education so that I can offer my clients the very best.
I see every client I work with is a reflection of the Divine. When I work with you I am completely present, listening, and inviting you to open further to your own healing. What I offer is far beyond just “massage.” It is profoundly balancing and a catalyst for healing on all levels. I take exquisite care of my own health so that I can bring you the absolute best I have to offer. I am here to support you on your healing journey. Whether you are in pain and looking to find a way out, or you are already doing well and want to heighten your vitality, I’m here for you. Contact me if you would like to work with me, or have any questions.