Massage Therapist since 2008
Graduated from Blue Heron Academy, Grand Rapids, MI
Nationally Certified by the American Medical Massage Association
Licensed in Michigan
1. Why did you become an MT? And why do you stay an MT?
A short career in welding is what lead me to massage therapy school. Fabrication was a chance for me to follow in my father’s footsteps, and in doing so, I soon realized just how physically challenging his line of work was. It occurred to me that being available to help others counter some of those work and life stresses through massage therapy would be a much more rewarding career. Since I finished massage school and have been working as an MT, people young and old from many walks of life tell me how much this therapy helps them. This is what makes it a rewarding career and this is why I stay!
2. What’s your massage/health philosophy?
Listen to your instincts. Mind, body and spirit are one. I believe each of us knows what works and doesn't work. Trust yourself.
3. What can we find on your bookshelf?
How I Paint - Secrets of a Sunday Painter by Thomas S. Buechner
The Man Who Listens to Horses by Monty Roberts
Prescription for Nutritional Healing by Phyllis Balch