I am finding it hard to believe that I started this journey in October 2005 and here I am still going. I have done thousands of massages over the years. All of that practice has made me the amazing healer I am today. (Yes, I am bragging.) I started out with just a basic Swedish massage. It wasn’t long before I noticed that I was also manipulating people’s energy. Helping them to release things they were holding onto in their body. (Not everyone notices this.) Which led me to becoming a Reiki Master and several years later a Reiki Master Teacher. Over the years, I have studied many things to help me grow my practice. I’ve studied nutrition and herbs, aromatherapy, shamanism, Rain Drop Therapy, massage for depression and anxiety and so many others. (Check out my About page to learn more about my education.) But, my practice is about more than what I’ve learned in a classroom or from a book. My intuition and my ability to read a person’s body is my proudest accomplishment. That is not something you can learn in a classroom. It is a natural ability that has been nurtured and honed over the years. I cannot begin to count the number of times someone has said to me “Wow, you always go straight to the source of the problem.” And I do. But, it’s more than that and if you’ve gotten work from me in the past couple of years you know what I’m talking about. My practice has changed significantly just over the past year and a half. I no longer do chair massages, mostly thanks to the COVID quarantine. That turned out to be a blessing in disguise as my body just couldn’t handle doing 40+ massages a week anymore. I really miss seeing all of those clients though. Now days, I am focusing on making myself the healthiest and happiest person I can be. That means focusing on what is best for me and my clients. I have always been about healing my clients mind, body and soul but, now days it’s even more about that. I have the skills and experience I need to make each session a truly unique and customized experience. No two sessions are alike.
Whether you’re a client who comes weekly or a client who only comes a couple times a year, I want you to know how truly grateful I am that you have chosen me to assist you in your self care journey. I am honored!
I have been and done many things in my life. I’m a college graduate (BS), had a career in corporate America, been a wife, worked in Emergency Medical Services, changed careers to become a massage therapist, co-owned and managed a holistic education center, I’m a Sensei in the art of energy healing (Reiki Master & Teacher), I am an empath and a tree hugging nature lover, I am a holistic healer and intuitive, I’m also a nutritional guru as well as an herbalist and essential oil geek. All of these things are just a glimpse into who I am and what I do. To truly understand my gift of healing you must first experience it.
As an entrepreneur, I find myself once again shifting the focus of my business in order to keep up with the demands of my clients, the changing times and my own personal development. So, what does that mean for you? That means you’re going to get more. I’m moving beyond my role as a massage therapist. In the past 12 years, it has served as a wonderful educational tool for me. It has helped me to learn the human body in ways that many modern doctors would be envious. Add that personal experience to my empathic skills, my ability to read the human body, my intuitive nature and overwhelming desire to help others learn how to live a healthy, stress free life that can assist them in healing themselves. What do you get? Your go to source for holistic health.
Whether you are wanting to learn how to lead a healthier lifestyle, eat in a way that supports you and your health issues, discover ways to reduce stress in your life, grow spiritually, discover yourself or other things of this nature then I can help. Services and things available to you are as follows:
Health & Lifestyle Coaching – includes nutritional advice, dietary plans, cooking classes, how to shop for healthy food, healing herbs, guidance in alternative health options, how to live a holistic lifestyle, and more.
Meal Preparation Services – Want to eat healthy but don’t have the time to cook? I will be providing healthy organic meals that can be customized just for your needs at a reasonable price.
Cooking classes – many people now days don’t cook simply because they were never taught how. If this is you, I can help! Classes being offered to 1 person or a to a group at a very reasonable cost.
Stress Management – So stressed out that you don’t really know what you’re doing, where you’re going or even how you get through the day? I can help! I’ll be offering short classes in stress management that could include meditation, how to use essential oils to calm yourself, stretches that you can do at your desk, energy healing and what it can do for you, and so much more.
Long Term Holistic Health Intensive – have a serious health issue that needs serious lifestyle changes? This program is what you’re looking for.
I hope you will come experience one or more of my new services. Not sure what is right for you? Contact me, I'd be glad to discuss your needs and how I may be of service to you.
How many of you second guess yourself? I’d be willing to bet that it’s just about everyone of us. I have found myself second guessing my actions a lot lately. Wondering, would life be different if I had made a different choice during particular events in my life? Of course they would. But, would life be a better quality? Yes, there’s always the chance that the different life could be worse too. I have decided that I’m better off not second guessing myself. Ha! I’m sure I’ll find myself still doing it from time to time.
Those times when life isn’t going the way I want it to. Presenting me with situations that make me uncomfortable and forcing me to grow, to become someone new. I’m not saying I’m not happy with my life, I am. However, there are those one or two things that if they weren’t around, my life would be so much more comfortable.
So, how do we deal with these things? These challenges we deal with in our day to day life. I began thinking about that today. How do I deal with it?
I guess one of the first things I do is to meditate. I don’t always meditate in the traditional sense of sitting crossed legged on the floor, hands resting in your lap, eyes closed. Basically anything I do where I slip into the “void”, that quiet space between thinking and sleeping when you are truly listening, I consider a type of meditation. It's that time when you kind of lose yourself. For me, it’s kayaking on the lake or down a creek, taking a walk in the woods or at the park, hugging a tree, taking a hot bath and sometimes it’s when I drive. Odds are you meditate more than you think you do. Especially, if you follow along my line of thinking.
Another thing I do is stretch (aka exercise). As a bodyworker and healer, I witness daily the effects of stress and tension on the human body. I am a victim of these effects just like you. My job as a massage therapist is a very physical one. I feel the tightness and pain in my body too. On those days, I get out my foam roller and get busy stretching. I was skeptical when I first bought it but, I swear by it now! Best $35 I have spent in a while.
Essential Oils (EO) are another way I deal with life. I cannot begin to tell you how much using EO has changed my life. It’s ridiculous how many I have but, I can honestly say “I have an oil for that!” LOL Seriously, I use EO for tight and painful muscles, to lift my mood when I’m having a bad day, to calm me down when I’m feeling anxious. I can go on and on. Want to learn more about EO? Let me know, I’m considering teaching an EO 101 class. You might help me make the decision to do that.
Share with your friend(s). This is something I don’t do often enough. We all need someone to share our challenges with. Friends give us the support and sometimes guidance we need during such times. I hope we all have at least one person in our lives that we trust and know will not judge us. Venting and sharing ideas can be so freeing and liberating.
It’s been a while since I’ve written. I have been in transition. Trying to figure out what to do next because life has put one of those challenges on me that I really didn’t want. I haven’t written because I didn’t have anything new or positive to say. Today, I decided to just share a little about what I’ve been dealing with and how I get through it. I’m not saying I have answers to my questions and challenges but, I do have a little more peace of mind and a better sense of security.
All I can do, and anyone else for that matter, is to take it one day at a time. Sometimes, one day at a time is too much. On those days, maybe one hour at a time or one minute at a time is more manageable. Where ever you are in life, I hope that you can use some of my coping techniques to make your challenges a little more bearable.