Hello! I have been a licensed massage therapist in the Northern Virginia area since 2012. I specialize in therapeutic massage and lymphatic drainage. My knowledge of anatomy and kinesiology helps me to easily pinpoint problem areas; and my massage & bodywork expertise helps me to address the core issues.
My own experience with a chronic pain issue years ago led me to massage therapy. I recognized how much the pain had affected my everyday living and I became determined to help others. Over the years I have developed a bodywork work style that I describe as balanced. I blend therapeutic & relaxation techniques because I value working with the muscular system and nervous system to achieve the best results.
In addition to countless hours studying and practicing myofascial and neuromuscular techniques, I have received certifications in Manual Lymphatic Drainage and Medical Massage so I can skillfully and safely work with anyone who is post-injury and/or post-surgery; and I received a certification in Pregnancy Massage to ensure the safety of pregnant clients in all trimesters, too.
The following are examples of massage and bodywork techniques I may use in a session: myofascial release, structural integration, trigger point therapy, positional release, stretching, cupping, aromatherapy, facial cupping, gua sha, body contouring, heat therapy, cold therapy, infrared therapy, swedish massage, therapeutic massage, postural assessment, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation, muscle energy techniques, scar tissue release, lymphatic drainage, post-op, post-surgery, post-surgical, trauma informed, breathwork
The following are examples of session goals and medical conditions I've worked with: pain relief, chronic pain, stress relief, anxiety, depression, insomnia, muscle tension, mobility, flexibility, strength training, sinus pressure relief, headaches, migraines, chiari malformation, temporomandibular (TMJ) disorder, rotator cuff tear, biceps tear, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, parkinsons, paraplegia, geriatric, pediatric, lyme disease, chronic fatigue syndrome, post-acute sequelae of SARS Cov-2 infection (PASC), long haul covid, long covid, post-covid syndrome, brain fog, fatigue, knee replacement, hip replacement, acl repair, vertebral fusion, spondylolisthesis, arthritis, cancer, tennis elbow, golfer's elbow, low back pain, neck pain, postural imbalance, compensation pattern, plantar fasciitis, achilles tendinitis, ankle sprain, post-exertional malaise (PEM), delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS), brazilian butt lift (BBL), 360 lipo, liposuction, tummy tuck