Back in 1997, I moved from Australia to Portland, Oregon. My professional intention was to complete an Early Childhood Education degree and decided to go to massage school while I waited out the 12 months required to qualify for in-state tuition. Little did I know, I had found my true calling.
Over the next 18 years I developed a love for Traditional Thai Massage which brought the concept of mind-body-emotion-spirit connection into reality and Living Body Massage came to life. Infused with Buddhism and goals of bringing these parts of self into balance with each other, Thai Massage directed my attention to what was arising for clients during a session more and more. From there, the desire to work with people on the psychological and spiritual levels, without abandoning the physical being, blossomed and grew. After some exploration along with guidance from friends, family, and colleagues, I discovered Core Energetics Therapy; I felt like I had arrived home! I enrolled in a 3 year intensive program with Ken Goldberg M.D. and graduated in September 2016. Upon the expansion of my practice, Living Body Massage became Living Body Temple, providing mind-body counseling and massage.
Additional skills I bring to my work are priestessing, parenting, Buddhist practices, guided visualisation, subtle energy work, group work, and an innate desire to help others.
I consider it a great honor to be of service in the field of healing arts. Creating a safe, nurturing space for people to tend to their physical, mental, emotional, and/or spiritual aches and pains, while bearing witness and providing help along the way, is deeply satisfying. For this I am grateful. Thank you for being you, for showing up, and sharing your gifts with the world ~ you are needed, you are loveable, and you are enough.
- Graduated September 2016
- Graduated April 1999 with 4.0 GPA
- Deep Tissue
- Thai Massage Levels I&II: June 2004
- Advanced Thai Medical Theory: June 2007
- Thai Massage Level I Internship: December 2007
- Advanced Studies in Thai Medicine: September 2009
- Thai Medical Theory: May 2018