About Me

 


My interest in the mind-­body connection and yoga began in HS over 30 years ago.  I began formally studying and practicing holistic health in 1988 in NYC.  Shortly after I discovered Naturopathy and attended Seattle’s Bastyr University.  I  became steeped in anatomy and the healing properties of plants in modalities such as homeopathy, herbology and botanical medicine. Combined with my knowledge and experience in physical therapies, I began to practice massage therapy at holistic centers and yoga studios in Washington state. I've been practicing in Sugar Land for 12 years, at Sugar Mill Chiropractic and Acupuncture since 2012, and also Awakened Yoga Studio.  I'm thrilled to be joining forces with Lisa Davila O'Toole, MS, LPC-S, LMFT, Denise Hulett, MS, MHNE, CPT, and Amy C. Bradley, RN, BSN, RYT-200, RPYT at THE RESTORATIVE CENTER FOR MIND, BODY, SPIRIT.    Together we are offering our community a wealth of knowledge and experience in holistic approaches to healing and wellness.  Our specialities cover stress reduction, pain management, chronic illness, prenatal and post-partum yoga and massage therapy and overall wellness free from anxiety and depression.

 

 

 

Here are 25 Research Driven Reasons to Include Massage Therapy in your Life:

  1.  Relieve stress
  2.  Boost immunity
  3.  Reduce anxiety
  4.  Manage low-back pain
  5.  Help fibromyalgia pain
  6.  Reduce muscle tension
  7.  Enhance exercise performance
  8.  Relieve tension headaches
  9.  Sleep better
  10.  Ease symptoms of depression
  11.  Improve cardiovascular health
  12.  Reduce pain of osteoarthritis
  13.  Decrease stress in cancer patients
  14.  Improve balance in older adults
  15.  Decrease rheumatoid arthritis pain
  16. Temper effects of dementia
  17.  Promote relaxation
  18.  Lower blood pressure
  19.  Decrease symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  20.  Help chronic neck pain
  21.  Lower joint replacement pain
  22.  Increase range of motion
  23.  Decrease migraine frequency
  24.  Improve quality of life in hospice care
  25.  Reduce chemotherapy-related nausea

Massage Therapy is good medicine!

Over the last decade, the American public has become increasingly aware of the importance of health improvement and disease prevention through more holistic approaches then conventional pharmaceuticals. The concept of this trend has been coined as “wellness.”  Wellness includes the elements of enhanced quality of life, and improved physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Massage therapy is an important component in preventative health and wellness.  I feel blessed everyday in my practice, to be able to help people maintain health and feel better with the experience and knowledge I've gained in the field.  I've been a member of The American Massage Therapy Association for 20 years, and value the opportunity it affords me to keep abreast of the latest studies in holistic therapies.