My journey into massage therapy began 20 years ago when a friend of mine was in a car accident. I witnessed how regular massage sessions provided physical and emotional relief along with helping to accelerate her healing. It was that incident that inspired me to explore alternative healthcare and attend the Minneapolis School of Massage & Bodyworks.
During my years of training I learned the profound benefits of incorporating the mental and emotional aspects of healing with the physical aspects of massage therapy. Each massage session is customized specifically for the individual based on the type of physical injury or other life stressors causing pain, tension and inflammation throughout the body. My goal is to alleviate the acute pain during your session, along with finding and addressing the root cause. Once we know the root of the pain I am able to coach my clients on stretching, breathing and other stress relieving exercises to help them maintain their results longer.
I have had the opportunity over the years to work in multiple wellness facilities, which has allowed me to expand my expertise in several different areas of massage. During my years at Fitness Quest Ten – Sports Therapy I worked with amateur and professional athletes with injuries such as frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, sciatica, knee, hip traumas and more.
During my 7 years at Scripps Healthcare Clinic I was part of the mobile massage team that provided preventative care for all the Scripps staff. As a wellness ambassador at Scripps I assisted in nutrition and fitness programs helping to educate my clients on the importance of addressing all areas of their well-being.
For the past 5 years at the Knotstop I have worked with a variety of clients as a Lead Therapist. Specializing in relaxation massage, prenatal & post-natal massage, deep tissue and sports therapy. With each session I make sure to take the time to listen to my clients needs, address their chief complaint and most importantly follow my intuition as I work with my client to create a treatment plan that will set them up for optimal health.
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Benefits of massage
Relaxes the body, reducing tension and promoting circulation
Relieves stress and anxiety
Alleviates headaches, migraines, neck pain and back pain
Supports a healthy immune system
Lowers heart rate and blood pressure
Post surgery recovery
Reduces inflammation and pain in specific injuries such as tennis elbow, carpal tunnel, knee injuries, hip issues, sciatica and more
Deep Tissue Massage $105/60 min $130 / 90 min
Deeper and stronger pressure to relieve pain and chronic tension. Helps lengthen muscles and breaks up scar tissue.
Relaxation Massage $95/60 min $120 / 90 min
Long flowing strokes of light to medium pressure encourage a deep state of relaxation, calming the mind and body of all stress and anxiety.
Sports Massage $105/60 min $130 / 90 min
This massage targets specific muscle groups using trigger point therapy and stretching to increase flexibility, prevents injury and encourages faster recovery.
Prenatal & Post-Natal Massage $105/60 min $130 / 90 min
This massage is specifically designed for the pregnant woman to improve circulation, reduce backaches and fatigue. Pillows are used to keep your body properly supported for a comfortable massage experience.
Massage Wellness Packages available - please call for details