520-881-7337

3903 E. Pima St.
Tucson, AZ 85712

Treatment Center
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All our therapists have advanced bodywork training and are licensed and certified in their fields.

Garnet Adair

Licensed Massage Therapist, MT-00105. Garnet has been in practice since 1989.

Specializes in: Integrated massage therapy; lymphatic massage; pre- natal massage; deep tissue massage.

Education: 1000 hour certification in massage therapy from the Desert Institute of the Healing Arts in Tucson, AZ in 1989. In her career as a professional bodyworker, Garnet has taken over 1000 hours of continuing education classes in hands-on massage techniques, ethics and communication skills.

Motivation to Become a Bodyworker: I wanted to help facilitate clients in their recovery and stress reduction.

Personal Bodywork/Energy Therapy Statement: My intent is to approach all aspects of my life with integrity.

Dennie (Denise) Allin

Licensed Massage Therapist, MT-07833. Dennie has been in practice since 1992.

Specializes in: Integrated massage therapy including deep tissue and trigger point work.

Education: 1000 hour certification in massage therapy from the Desert Institute of the Healing Arts in Tucson, AZ in 1992. BS in Rehabilitation/Psychology from the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ. In her career as a professional bodyworker, Dennie has taken many continuing education classes including those in reflexology, lymphatic massage and Jin Shin Jyutsu (energy work).

Motivation to Become a Bodyworker: Prior to my massage therapy profession I had worked in many medical settings (dental and hospital), as well as Hughes Aircraft Company. The work there wasn’t what I was looking for. Since becoming a bodyworker, I’ve taken the opportunity to work with people in such a unique and special way, and have been able to combine massage with management in several spa settings.

Personal Bodywork/Energy Therapy Statement: After all my years of massaging, I’m still in awe of the human body and all it can achieve on its own. I love being able to, with the help of my clients, increase the mind, body and spirit potential.

David K. Anderson

Licensed Massage Therapist, MT-00356. David has been in practice since 1994.

Specializes in: Integrated massage therapy including deep tissue, trigger point work, and myofascial release; pre-natal massage; senior massage.

Education: 1000 hour certification in massage therapy from the Desert Institute of the Healing Arts, Tucson, AZ in 1994. In his career as a professional bodyworker, David has taken over 600 hours of continuing education classes in hands-on massage techniques, ethics and communication skills.

Motivation to Become a Bodyworker: I had been a farmer, diesel mechanic and parts salesman for almost 20 years. I was growing tired of the high-pressure, work-intensive lifestyle I was living and started looking for something more meaningful. When I started receiving massage therapy, I realized that this could be a way for me to really help make a difference for other people as well as myself.

Personal Bodywork/Energy Therapy Statement: I think my job as a bodyworker is to help those who are in need. They can be someone with a busy, 9 to 5 job, a person recovering from an accident, a pregnant client, a retiree, or an athlete with sore muscles. Their session treatment with me can be for anything from a time of relaxation to deep tissue rehabilitation.

Sandra K. Anderson

Licensed Massage Therapist, MT-00298. Certified Shiatsu Practitioner. Certified Thai Massage Practitioner. Sandra has been in practice since 1991. Bodywork Educator. Author of The Practice of Shiatsu (Mosby Elsevier, 2008), co-author with Patricia M. Holland of Chair Massage (Mosby Elsevier, 2010) and Communication & Ethics for Bodywork Practitioners (F.A. Davis Company, 2012), co-author with Ann L. Mihina of Natural Spa and Hydrotherapy (Pearson Prentice Hall, 2009), and co-author with Jean'e L. Freeman of Career Longevity: The Bodywork Practitioner's Guide to Wellness & Body Mechanics (F.A. Davis Company, 2012).

Specializes in: Integrated massage therapy including deep tissue, trigger point work, and myofascial release; pre-natal massage; senior massage. Zen shiatsu including pre-natal shiatsu. Zen stretching. Thai massage. Ten Zo. Thai foot massage.

Education: 1000 hour certification in massage therapy from the Desert Institute of the Healing Arts, Tucson, AZ in 1991. 650 hour certification in zen shiatsu from the Desert Institute of the Healing Arts in Tucson, AZ in 1999. 100 hour certification in Thai massage from the Desert Institute of the Healing Arts in Tucson, AZ in 2002. BA in biology, with a minor in writing, from Ithaca College in Ithaca, NY in 1983. In her career as a professional bodyworker, Sandra has taken over 300 hours of continuing education classes in hands-on massage and shiatsu techniques, ethics and communication skills.

Motivation to Become a Bodyworker: After having a series of jobs in which I became increasingly unhappy, I realized the missing element was a lack of connection with people. Upon discovering the Desert Institute of the Healing Arts in Tucson, AZ, I knew immediately that a career in massage therapy, and Asian bodywork, was for me. While the science behind bodywork appeals to me, it is the wellness and healthcare aspect that means the most.

Personal Bodywork/Energy Therapy Statement: Human to human contact in a mindful, caring manner is one of the most important aspects of wellness. I believe that bodywork provides a connection vital to the well-being of each person.

Allyn Baker

Licensed Massage Therapist, MT-00889. Certified Thai Massage Practitioner. Allyn has been in practice since 1998.

Specializes in: Integrated massage therapy including hot stone therapy, Thai massage,and Asian foot reflexology.

Education: 1000 hour certification in massage therapy from the Desert Institute of the Healing Arts in Tucson, Arizona in 1998. In her career as a bodyworker she has taken over 250 hours in continuing education classes including 100 hour certification in Thai massage from the Desert Institute of the Healing Arts in Tucson, Arizona in 2003. Allyn is also currently working on 200 hour certification in reflexology.

Motivation to Become a Bodyworker: I had always been the one to massage the backs of family and friends when they were in need. I can remember being as young as 10 years old when my mother told me that I should become a massage therapist. After attending the U of A for one year (and wondering to myself, “What am I doing?!”) I was introduced to the Desert Institute of the Healing Arts and never looked back.

Personal Bodywork/Energy Therapy Statement: I am passionate about the wisdom of the human body and its capacity to heal itself with the help of massage therapy and energy work.

Dana Marie Boyd

Licensed Massage Therapist, MT-03294. Certified Shiatsu Practitioner. Professional Bowenwork Practitioner. Nationally Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. Dana has been in practice since 2004.

Specializes in: Integrated massage therapy including deep tissue, trigger point work, myofascial release, pre and postnatal massage, Shiastu and Bowenwork. (www.bowenwork.com)

Education: 1200 hour certification in massage therapy and zen shiatsu from the Providence Institute in Tucson, AZ in 2004. Strong emphasis in anatomy, physiology, Asian Medical Theory. Introductory level training in Chi Nei Tsang, hydrotherapy and deep tissue sports massage. Since graduating from Providence Institute, Dana has taken over 300 hours of continuing education classes including Cranial Sacral Therapy, Neuromuscular Therapy and Orthopedic Massage. Dana received her Bowenwork training and certification through the original Bowen Therapy Academy of Australia.

Motivation to Become a Bodyworker: I have the desire to be of service and to help others. I also have a strong passion for the body, mind and spirit connection.. Over the years I have felt honored in assisting people on their healing journey and in helping them to feel better.

Personal Bodywork/Energy Therapy Statement: My intention as a body worker is to create a safe and sacred space for my clients to connect with their bodies and spirits and feel empowered to take control of their health.

Katie Cooper

Licensed Massage Therapist, MT-01726P. Certified Shiatsu practitioner. Certified geriatric massage therapist. Katie has been in practice since 1994.

Specializes in: Geriatric massage (age-related considerations & conditions). Swedish massage combined with elements of shiatsu & energy work.

Education: 1000 hour certification in massage therapy from the Desert Institute of the Healing Arts in Tucson, AZ in 1994. Shiatsu training from Providence Institute in 2004. BA from Loretto Heights College in 1978.

Motivation to become a bodyworker: Twenty-two years ago I had a dream that told me to go to school to become a massage therapist.

Personal Bodywork/Energy therapy Statement: Everything we are, everything we think, feel, and do, is expressed through our physical bodies. Bringing the body into balance brings healing and balance into every aspect of life. Connection through compassionate touch opens us to connect with ourselves and others. This philosophy is at the core of my bodywork practice.

Cathy Craig

Licensed Massage Therapist, MT-03082. Cathy has been in practice since 1990.

Specializes in: Integrated massage therapy including deep tissue, trigger point work, and myofascial release; pre-natal massage; senior massage. Acupressure. Hot stone therapy.

Education: 1000-hour certification in Massage Therapy from the Desert Institute of the Healing Arts in Tucson, AZ in 1990. 260-hour certification in shiatsu from the Desert Institute of the Healing Arts in Tucson, AZ in 1992. Continuing education includes classes in anatomy and physiology; Asian Five Element Theory; Ohashiatsu I; Cranial Sacral I and Spinal Release; hot stone therapy. Cathy is currently pursuing continuing studies in Orthopedic Massage and Kinesiotaping. As a lifetime learner, Cathy has recently finished a degree in Digital Arts - Multimedia and Animation, and is looking forward to finishing a fine arts degree.

Motivation to Become a Bodyworker: Simply, there is nothing more rewarding than doing work that makes people feel good. In the beginning, my motivation was to give compassionate healing touch to a relative who had a rare neurological disorder called Shy-Drager Syndrome (also know as Multiple System Atrophy). It is then that this journey began and later evolved into a career.

Personal Bodywork/Energy Therapy Statement: Through compassionate touch, the therapist’s hands become mirrors of self-awareness for the receiver. I believe that through touch, the body, mind and spirit engage in an integrated synergy. My goal is to assist the client in that self-awareness, with a sense of deep relaxation and aid in management of chronic pain.

Mary Duffee

Licensed Massage Therapist, MT-01918. Mary has been in practice since 1994.

Specializes in: Integrated massage therapy including deep tissue, trigger point work, and myofascial release. Reflexology. Thai foot massage.

Education: 1000 hour certification in massage therapy from the Desert Institute of the Healing Arts in Tucson, AZ in 1994. Reflexology training in 2001. AA in electronics from IBM. 1000 hour certification in massage therapy from the Desert Institute of the Healing Arts in Tucson, AZ in 1994. Reflexology training in 2001. AA in electronics from DeVry Institute of Technology.

Motivation to Become a Bodyworker: I had been looking for a job that would involve working with my mind, my hands and with people. It took the death of a close friend to prompt me to leave a job I hated (I was a programmer at IBM) and journey back to the desert to go to school for massage therapy. I’ve had a wonderful time all these years, and I’m hoping for at least another twenty more in this profession.

Personal Bodywork/Energy Therapy Statement: Get massaged! Be happy!

Timothy Espinosa

Licensed Massage Therapist, MT-05024. Certified Zen Shiatsu. Timothy has been in practice since 2004.

Specializes in: Pain and Injury Management. Sports and Injury Rehabilitation.

Education: 1000 hour certification in massage therapy from the Desert Institute of the Healing Arts in Tucson, AZ in 2004. 750 hour certification in Zen Shiatsu from the Desert Institute of the Healing Arts in Tucson, AZ in 2005.

Motivation to Become a Bodyworker: I became interested in how the body works at the age of 13. I had earned a black belt in Tae Kwondo and saw some of the amazing things our bodies can do. With one internet search I found the Desert Institute of the Healing Arts and was in love.

Personal Bodywork/Energy Therapy Statement: I view massage as an important way to promote health and well being. I approach each treatment from a body positive, client centered philosophy. I integrate deep tissue techniques with smooth connecting strokes to provide a clinical experience that is also relaxing, healing and truly holistic.

Rachel Suagee Gabriel

Licensed Massage Therapist, MT-04606. Rachel has been in practice since 1999.

Specializes in: Integrated massage therapy including deep tissue, myofascial release, and general relaxation massage.

Education: 1000 hour certification in massage therapy from the Desert Institute of the Healing Arts in Tucson, AZ in 1999. In her career as a professional bodyworker, Rachel has taken continuing education classes in reflexology, shoulder manipulation techniques, core opening techniques to reduce low back and hip pain, and medical massage. She has also been trained in assisting in the treatments of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder, carpal tunnel syndrome, fibromyalgia and plantarfasciitis.

Motivation to Become a Bodyworker: I'm fascinated with the systems and functions of our bodies. I full support natural/holistic remedies and lifestyles, and enjoy being around people more when the focus in life is relaxation and positive perspectives. Following a severe car accident in 1995, I learned of all the healing benefits that physical therapy, chiropractic care, and massage therapy have to offer. It brought an invaluable spiritual connection to my body awareness and to my life.

Personal Bodywork/Energy Therapy Statement: I realize in practicing massage therapy my body is essentially a tool so my focus is maintaining health and vitality within myself. I can only hope at least some of that energy transfers to my clients. My goal for the clients’ health is an overall reconnection with one’s self. I want them to leave rejuvenated, relaxed and open to exploring their own self health plan. I look forward to each treatment as a learning experience and as a growing connection with people.

Annie Gordon

Licensed Massage Therapist, MT-00232. Nationally Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. Annie has been in practice since 1991.

Specializes in: Integrated massage therapy using moderately firm pressure for general relaxation. Pre-natal massage. Senior massage.

Education: 1000 hour certification in massage therapy from the Desert Institute of the Healing Arts, Tucson, AZ in 1991. In her career as a professional bodyworker, Annie has taken over 1000 hours of continuing education classes in hands-on massage techniques, ethics and energy work. MFA in Weaving and Textiles, from the School for American Craftsmen at Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY in 1981. BS in Library Science from the State University of New York at Geneseo, Geneseo, NY in 1970.

Motivation to Become a Bodyworker: After moving to Tucson for the weather and the beauty of the desert, I was looking for a new career direction. I was drawn to massage therapy as a way to combine my "helping" side with my "artistic" side. This career has served both sides well.

Personal Bodywork/Energy Therapy Statement: Touch and human connection are very important parts of a healthy life. All too often we remain separate from each other and disconnected from our own bodies. Using my healing skills and quiet energy, I give my clients a time and space to enjoy safe touch, let go of daily stress, reconnect with their bodies and heal themselves.

Barbara Grandstaff

Licensed Massage Therapist, MT-02912. Certified Neuromuscular Therapist - St. John Method. Certified Yamuna® Bodyrolling Instructor. Certified in Kinesiotaping. Barbara has been in practice since 1986.

Specializes in: Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT) - St. John Method, Kinesiotaping and Yamuna® Bodyrolling.

Education: 1250 hour certification in massage therapy from the Desert Institute of the Healing Arts, Tucson, AZ in 1986. Certified in Sportsmassage in 1986, and has participated in two Olympic Games and the 1990 Seattle Goodwill Games as a member of the National Sportsmassage Team. Certified as a Neuromuscular Therapist - St. John Method in 1995, and from 1996 - 1998 she was trained by Paul St. John to teach NMT continuing education seminars. Certified as a Yamuna® Bodyrolling Instructor in 2007, and certified in Kinesiotaping in 2008.

In her career as a professional bodyworker, Barbara has taken over 400 hours of continuing education classes in hands-on massage techniques, ethics and communication skills. Barbara also has an A.S. degree in respiratory therapy she received in 1974, and an A.S. degree in biology she received in 1966.

Motivation to Become a Bodyworker: After 19 years of working in hospitals, I was looking for another career. The Desert Institute of the Healing Arts was offering a professional training program in massage therapy. I discovered I had both a talent and a deep affinity for bodywork. I find the neuromuscular therapy applications to be mentally stimulating, and I derive a great deal of emotional fulfillment in being able to help people relieve the pain in their bodies.

Personal Bodywork/Energy Therapy Statement: I believe that our bodies are created with a natural predisposition towards health and toward the fluidity of movement. I view my role not as a healer, but as a teacher/facilitator to help to remove obstacles that may be blocking the path to healthy function. I also believe that laughter is the best medicine. Bringing joy and a sense of “lightness of being” enhances the path to wellness and is essential to my work.

Claudia Halsell

Certified Healing Touch and CranioSacral Therapist, LPN, BS, MAEd. Member of the American Holistic Nurses Association. Member of Healing Touch International. Claudia has been in private practice since 2002.

Specializes in: Healing Touch and CranioSacral Therapies. In addition to providing treatments at Tucson Touch Therapies, she provides Healing Touch sessions at Canyon Ranch Wellness Resort and the University of Arizona Student Veterans program.

Education: Certification in Healing Touch in 2003. 120 core hours; 163 continuing education hours; 136 hours coordinating and assisting with classes. Certification in CranioSacral Therapy in 2006 (119 core hours plus 24 continuing education hours). BS in Therapeutic Recreation in 1977. Licensed Practical Nursing in 1986 (current license). MA in Education 1992. Adult and continuing education with a focus of health and wellness education.

Motivation to Become a Bodyworker: I have had an interest in healthcare, and a fascination with electromagnetism related to the human body, since I was 17 years old. Throughout my healthcare career, I focused on wellness and prevention, and kept an open mind about human potentials for impacting and optimizing health. As our culture became more accepting of complementary and alternative modalities (CAM), I studied Healing Touch. I especially liked the fact that the training for Healing Touch is in a continuing education program format, based on the nursing process and endorsed by the American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA). CranioSacral Therapy was a nice expansion of my energy work.

Personal Bodywork/Energy Therapy Statement: It is a privilege to be part of a person's process of change for a more peaceful and joyful life, whether their goal is relief from pain/anxiety/grief, healing relationships with self and other, or otherwise optimizing their wellness. I assess for energetic disturbances and fascial restrictions and then select appropriate techniques to release, clear, energize and balance them. Self-healing is facilitated not only on the physical level but mental, emotional and spiritual levels as well. As a part of Healing Touch and CranioSacral Therapies, I also enjoy teaching skills to clients for maintaining balance in their energy bodies and in their lives.

Sara Harders

Licensed Massage Therapist, MT-08542. Certified Thai Massage Practitioner. Certified Zen Shiatsu Practitioner. Certified Usui Reiki Level II. Sara has been in practice since 2002.

Specializes in: Integrated massage therapy including deep tissue, trigger point work, and myofascial release. Over 4 years experience with motor vehicle accident related soft tissue injuries. Thai massage. Zen shiatsu. Zen stretching. Reiki, Level II.

Education: 650 hour certification in zen shiatsu from the Desert Institute of the Healing Arts in Tucson, AZ in 2002. 750 hour certification in massage therapy from the Desert Institute of the Healing Arts in 2006. 100 hour certification in Thai massage in 2008. In her career as a professional bodyworker Sara has obtained certification in Usui Reiki, Levels I and II in 2002. 16 hours Eastern Facial Analysis in 2002. 14 hours Chi Nei Tsang in 2002. 6 hours Moxage in 2003.

Motivation to Become a Bodyworker: I had a friend who completed the shiatsu program at the Desert Institute of the Healing Arts the year before I decided to attend. I became his practice client for many of the techniques he was learning and fell in love with shiatsu. It seems that there are two types of people that receive bodywork – those who become major proponents of it, and those who become therapists. I chose the latter and it has enriched my life in ways I never thought possible.

Personal Bodywork/Energy Therapy Statement: The focus of my work is to bring recipients better awareness of their bodies and promote health and well-being through touch.

Janell Huyck

Janell Huyck, Licensed Massage Therapist, MT-19623. Janell has been In practice since: 2014.

Specializes in: Integrative massage, especially combining connective tissue, deep tissue therapy, and Swedish massage.

Education: 750 hour program in massage at Arizona School of Integrative Studies in Tucson, AZ in 2013. Nursing degree (ADN) from Wake Technical College in Raleigh, NC in 2008. BS in Biology from University of Wyoming in 1998.

Motivation to Become a Bodyworker: I have a nursing background (RN) but found that hospital work did not allow me to do what I love best: giving focused time and attention while helping individuals feel better. I love what I do now, and would not trade it for anything.

Personal Bodywork/Energy Therapy Statement: It is important to me to be able to give my undivided attention, to have the time to really listen, and to express the compassion and caring that is in my true nature. We all hurt in some way, be it physical, emotional, or spiritual. It is an honor and a great gift to be allowed to place my hands on someone who is hurting and to help ease their pain.

For more information about me or my practice, please visit my website at http://www.Des0ertGraceMassage.com.

Michaela Johnson

Licensed Massage Therapist, MT-01519. Certified Shiatsu Practitioner. CranioSacral Therapy Practitioner. Michaela has been in practice since 2002.

Specializes in: Integrated massage therapy including deep tissue, trigger point work, and myofascial release. Shiatsu. Ten Zo. Zen Stretching. CranioSacral Therapy and Somato-Emotional Release. Individualized treatment plans using one or more of these modalities to address the client’s needs as effectively as possible.

Education: 1000 hour certification in massage therapy and shiatsu from the Desert Institute of the Healing Arts, Tucson, AZ in 2002. Forty-two hours Integrative Shiatsu Techniques and 7 hours Advanced Shiatsu Techniques in 2003. From the Upledger Institute: CranioSacral Therapy I (28 hours, 2004); CranioSacral Therapy II (28 hours, 2005); Somato-Emotional Release I (28 hours, 2006). Deep Massage: The Lauterstein Method, Level 1 (20 hours, 2008). Other continuing education classes focusing on deep tissue and advanced myofascial techniques, and meridian and somatoemotional work. BA in English with an emphasis in creative writing from the University of Iowa in 1974.

Motivation to Become a Bodyworker: I’d been wanting to make a career change for several years (I was a legal assistant) but couldn’t decide on a new direction. Then one day on Mt. Lemmon, my hiking buddy told me about a new evening program offered by the Desert Institute combining massage and shiatsu. Suddenly I knew: this was it. That sense of rightness carried me through school and into practice. And along the way I realized that what I’ve always wanted is work that is compassionate and fosters healing and wholeness. Touch therapy is a perfect fit for me.

Personal Bodywork/Energy Therapy Statement: I believe that we are all self-healing beings, always seeking balance. My intention when I place hands on a client’s body is to encourage the restoration of movement, because movement equals health. In massage, I invite tissue to release stress points and tension, to unwind, elongate, and relax. With shiatsu, the intent is similar, while the focus is on the meridians, or channels, of energy that flow through the body. I encourage empty places to fill, and congested areas to unblock and flow again. CranioSacral therapy has taught me to listen ever more deeply to the body, to become aware of the patterns of tension, and the leverage points to address. As tension releases, the effect is an overall feeling of centeredness and balance. And the more at ease we are in our bodies, the more at ease we are in all areas of our lives.

Dave Nelson

Licensed Massage Therapist, MT-02674. Dave has been in practice since 2002.

Specializes in: Integrated massage therapy including deep tissue, trigger point work, and myofascial release. Hot stones.

Education: 1000 hour certification in massage therapy from the Desert Institute of the Healing Arts, Tucson, AZ in 2002. LaStone Therapy in 2003.

Motivation to Become a Bodyworker: I had been doing some massage on friends and acquaintances and they told me I was good at it. When I decided to become a bodyworker, I wanted to go through a credentialed program of massage study so I chose the Desert Institute. This was so I could really understand how the body works. This understanding is the basis for the best way for me to help people.

Personal Bodywork/Energy Therapy Statement: My treatments are based on understanding clients’ wellness issues and treating them accordingly to help them be more aware of their bodies. Spending a focused hour with a client really helps me understand his or her wellness needs and how I can help them.

Veronica Rios

Veronica Rios, Licensed Massage Therapist, MT-14408. Veronica's information will be available soon.

Fred Sandlin

Licensed Massage Therapist, MT-16999. Fred has been in practice since 2011.

Specializes in: Integrated massage therapy including orthopedic assessments, deep tissue techniques, trigger point therapy, myofascial release, and stretching. Focuses on pain relief and injury management.

Education: Certification in massage therapy Cortiva Institute in Tucson, AZ in 2011. Will be certified in Kinesiotaping and orthopedic massage in 2012. Is currently working toward certification in Neuromuscular Therapy.

Motivation to Become a Bodyworker: After years of being told that I gave a good massage I suffered low back and neck injuries. I was told these would require surgery to repair, but I was lucky enough to find a massage therapist who relieved my pain to the point that I am able to function normally without pain. I was inspired to help others.

Personal Bodywork/Energy Therapy Statement: My focus is on working with the body's natural ability to heal itself. Achieving muscular balance and pain relief in those I have the pleasure of working with is my goal. Massage energizes and inspires me.

Tanisha Tucker

Tanisha Tucker, Licensed Massage Therapist, MT-13544. Tanisha's information will be available soon.

 

Rebecca A. Weinstein

Licensed Massage Therapist, MT-05724. Certified Aquatic Massage Therapist.Certified in Bodywork for the Childbearing Year®.Certified Health Coach. Rebecca has been in practice since 2005.

Specializes in: Integrated massage therapy including deep tissue, trigger point work, and relaxation techniques. Prenatal, Labor and Postpartum massage. Aquatic Massage. Rehabilitation for traumatic brain injury; joint injuries/replacements; neck/soft tissue cervical injuries; nervous system imbalances such as depression, anxiety, stress, PTSD; fibromyalgia; and headaches. Health Coaching to support healthy lifestyle and nutrition habits, and caregiver support.

Education: 650 hour certification in massage therapy from The Providence Institute, Tucson, AZ in 2005. 34 hour certification in Bodywork for the Childbearing Year in from Kate Jordan Seminars in Chicago, IL in 2005.120 hour certification in Aquatic Massage from Elaine Marie (developer of Aquatic Massage) in Tucson, AZ in 2007. Certification in Health Coaching from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City, New York in 2007, and ongoing professional development. Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar at La Universidad de Chile, Graduate Diploma of International Studies in 2001.BA in Spanish Literature and Peace Studies from the University of Notre Dame in Indiana in 1998. Caux Scholar, Conflict Resolution in 1997. Currently entering doula training.

Motivation to Become a Bodyworker: While studying and working on international conflict prevention and resolution, I never lost my interest in individual health and wellness. After several years of working on a global scale and then with individuals in a social service setting, I was burned out and out of balance, focusing solely on the needs of others. Becoming a bodyworker and health coach has helped me come back into balance physically and emotionally, and caused me to recognize the profound importance of self-care and reconciling conflict within my own physical, lived experience in order to be of greater service to others. I am studying to become a certified doula in order to support women and couples as they prepare for childbirth, and to develop holistic programs for creating optimal conditions and environment for the baby’s development in utero and beyond.

Personal Bodywork/Energy Therapy Statement: I am here to support my clients in accessing their bodies’ own natural healing potential and reclaiming the joy of this lived experience. It truly is possible to release physical patterning and unhealthy lifestyle and nutrition habits. I offer a space to connect with my clients’ inner wisdom through developing greater body awareness, and consciously creating healthier habits for living a happier, more harmonious and vibrant life. Check out http://DynamicAliveness.com for more information.