Born in Montreal, Canada and reared in California, I have had a life-long interest in massage and bodywork. I enhanced my instinctive knack for finding and rubbing out "knots" by attending many years of courses and training to learn, refine and hone a variety of techniques. I moved to Boise in 2002 and started my massage practice in 2003 with an emphasis on deep-tissue and therapeutic massage. I have been licensed in Idaho since the onset of licensing in 2013.
I am an Upledger Techniques Certified CranioSacral Therapist CST-T and recently celebrated my ten year anniversary of practicing CranioSacral Therapy (CST). My journey with CST began in 2005 by receiving monthly sessions from a local therapist. I attended my first CST class with the Upledger Institute in 2008 and continue to attend classes and training sessions in CST and other gentle manual therapies. These gentle and subtle techniques allow me deeper access to the body and its restriction patterns with less discomfort for the client and often more profound results.
I am awed, inspired and humbled on a daily basis by the body's innate ability to heal and self-correct with just a little encouragement and input. I strive not to "fix" someone but to support them and their body in whatever needs to release and heal. Every session is an improvisation and synthesis of every technique I have learned, melded with the information that I am receiving from the body in that moment.
To further the vision of Dr. John Upledger I occasionally act as a teaching assistant in Upledger Institute classes and mentor new students. To keep my own health and wellness up I regularly receive sessions from local bodywork professionals. For fun I play music, explore the outdoors, read and spend time with my husband and friends.
Classes and Experience:
Sonoma State University - studied Liberal Arts with emphasis in French
Massage - ID license MASG-775 - studied 1981-present, 250 hours with St. Louis Body/Mind Center 2003, regular CEU classes
Upledger Institute : CST-T Classes : CST1, CST2, SER1, SER2, PED1, Upledger Teaching Assistant in CST 1 and CST 2 classes.
Chikly Institute : Heart-Centered Therapy 1 and 2.
Barral Institute : Visceral Manipulation 1 and 2, and Neural Manipulation 1 and 2.
STAR Trauma Release with Belinda Anderson