I have been a licensed massage therapist in the state of Texas since 2004. I received my initial massage therapy education at Phil Carker's Health Master's School of Massage in Houston, Texas. Since then I have received specialized training in deep tissue, pregnancy massage, reflex therapy, hot stone, neurosomatic, trigger point, assisted stretching, and sports massage modalities. My loves are working with clients with neck and shoulder issues and trauma, because getting your head on straight is key to getting one's flow unblocked and pregnancy massage, because I think motherhood is the best thing ever! While learning specific modalities of massage are necessary for growth as a therapist, as a wellness and pain management expert, I also search out creative ways to learn new ideas and how to incorporate those into my practice, as well as, inspire others to change by example. Training in Thai Massage and Posture analysis are next on my to do list.
Why I Do What I Do
When my clients tell me about the pain they experience I understand the grief it causes. I love to help people and chose massage therapy as a means to support my family in a way that also allowed me to utilize my empathetic abilities. Through this, I have found massage therapy to be more therapeutic for me than it is for my clients! Living with what has been medically deemed as 'the most painful' affliction, Trigeminal Neuralgia, has forced me to reconsider how I handle stress. Currently, I have been able to successfully manage my pain for the last several years. In times of great stress, I am vulnerable to an attack, but they have been far and few between these last few years. Learning to change my reactions to stress has been a challenge but imperative to my wellness, and massage therapy helps with that. It is only fitting that while I seek to help others through massage, I also receive the same therapeutic benefits. If I do not take care of myself, there will be no me to help others!
Besides massage therapy, my world has revolved around homeschooling my three children. They have been homeschooled their whole lives! Two of my children are now graduated, but I am still doing my thing as a devoted homeschool mom. Homeschooling is a lifestyle and an adventure the four of us have lived for 20 years. As a veteran homeschool mom, this chapter of my life is coming to a close- just two years left! It is a bittersweet time for me. There are plenty of dull moments, but these provide opportunities to hone each of our skills and talents. When I am not busy with work or homeschool, I love to pretend to have a green thumb. I also greatly enjoy reading. I am currently reading: 60 Clients in 60 Days by Eric Brown, Gnosis by Boris Mouravieff, and A Field Guide to Lucid Dreaming: Mastering the Art of Oneironautics by Dylan Tuccillo, Jared Zeizel, and Thomas Peisel.