I specialize in integrative, clinical, rehabilitative and orthopedic bodywork. I have worked for over 7 years in clinical environments both in the community and outpatient hospital settings and have extensive experience working with the following conditions:
An Integrative Approach:
At the heart of who I am and what I do is the integrative approach. This specifically means bringing together all relevant tools and systems to solve issues. Integrative bodywork brings together applied orthopedics, neurology, and physiology with mind-body medicine, intuition, breathwork, and ancient wisdom.
I don't believe all that's ancient is good or safe, and I know from experience that medical science has entrenched biases that prevent broader acceptance of body-based therapies. I believe that we need the analytical framework of modern science to question what works, and that open-heartedness, vulnerability, and intuition are essential to learning and understanding what people need to heal and recover.
Touch is medicine. A felt sense of safety, for many, is scarce. Paying attention and experiencing one's self has the power to reorganize the body and mind. Skilled touch supports and encourages the body to soften, reorganize, release, and connect. This approach to bodywork requires a depth of anatomical and biomechanical knowledge as well as an awareness of the interactions between our experiences of ourselves and our world, through the lenses of neurophysiology and body-centered psychology.
I am a Licensed Massage Therapist in the state of Utah having graduated from Healing Mountain Massage School with a 900 hour certificate in Massage Therapy:
I have taken additional courses and regularly attend seminars and conferences in the areas of in orthopedic manual therapy, trauma informed massage, polyvagal theory, pain neuroscience and integrative medicine and wellness.
I am certified and trained to use both The Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP) and to use The Restorative Practices Model and these tools allow greater "mileage" out of each visit by allowing participants to integrate, learn, and exercise systems that are crucial for healing and recovery.