Massage Therapy as a profession started for me in January 2005. I received my license at A.M.T.T: Academy for Massage Therapy Training having enrolled in the Mastery Comprehensive 600 hour Massage Mastery Program.
I fell in love with massage when I was at Spa D'Sante where I worked with a Vichy Shower (wet room) providing body scrubs and mud masks, facials, and hot stone massages but soon I realized I was wanting more knowledge and experience in a different setting. I found it working at Massage Envy where I received more clientel needing specialized relief from stress and work related repetitive actions such as tension headaches, carpal tunnel, and trigger points causing referred pain. In September 2011 Restorative Healing was born. For the last several years I've been fortunate to have worked under Nancy Brewington at Hands N Harmony Wellness Center. With her guidance I was able to focus on my craft and really hone in on my skills.
Through my time and experience I have developed my own particular style of massage which includes techniques from many different types of modalities that I have been trained and certified in. I am capable of delivering a variety of sessions such as relaxing/calming, deep tissue/therapeutic focusing on sore troubled areas as well as light to deeper assisted stretching.
Continuing Education Certifications:
Integrated Soft Tissue Therapies:
2005 Anterior Torso, Headache, TMJ, Sciatica, Upper Extremities, Low Back. Don Maher RMT, MTI AMTT
2006 Facials and Wraps, Scrubs, Mud, Paraffin and Hydrotherapy, Paraffin Facial. John Durland RMT, MTI AMTT
Corporate Massage Experts:
2008 Corporate Chair Massage. Raul Flores RMT, MTI AMTT
2009 Specialized techniques for expectant moms from the first trimester through delivery. Esther Flores RMT, MTI AMTT
2010 Techniques for teething and colic. Proven to aid in brain development. Esther Flores RMT, MTI AMTT
2012 Karen Zaharatos M.Ed., LMT, ACR
2014 Care of Soft Tissue Pain and Dysfunction, Upper Extremities. Judith (Walker) DeLany LMT
2016 Jean Dukes RN, CNHP, Aromatherapist
Reiki Energy Healing:
2016 Usui/Holy Fire Reiki Ryoho. Hands-on and distant healing through the transmission of spiritually guided life energy for First and Second Degree Holy Fire Reiki. Kari Zahar, Reiki Master/Teacher, RMA Professional Member
Kinesiology Taping and Manual Therapy:
2018 Taping techniques that include spine, shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee and ankle/foot. Myra Meekins, PT, DPT, FAAOMPT, OCS
Eden Energy Medicine 101 & 102:
2019 Included but not limited to: releasing negative emotions, staying grounded and centered, energy testing, energy techniques for pain relief. Valerie J. Berg Rice Ph.D, CPE, OT/L
2021 Full Body Therapeutic mobilzation and stretching. Deep enough for athletes, gentle enough for chronic pain suffers.