first official experience with massage therapy was an infant massage class I
went to with my daughter. I was amazed at how effective it was in soothing
typical baby discomforts. A couple of years later, I ran into the teacher of the
class with my son and she asked if I could bring him to an infant massage
course. While I was massaging my son, one of the trainees said, "Wow you
look like you know what you're doing, are you a massage therapist?" I told
her I wasn't, but her comment really sunk in. I realized that I had --
throughout the course of my life -- been drawn to helping family and friends
A close friend of mine taught at our local massage school and encouraged me to
attend. A couple months later I was enrolled at Arizona School of Integrative
Studies in Clarkdale, Arizona.
school changed my life; it opened up my mind to a world of healing I honestly
didn't know existed, and I flourished--both in school and as a person.
I learned how to give and receive the healing energy of therapeutic touch, and
it left me feeling more whole. I thoroughly enjoyed school, particularly
shiatsu, polarity, and hot stones therapy. I graduated from ASIS in 2008,
after which I took the National certification exam and received my Arizona
am grateful to have found a career that it so fulfilling and look forward to
sharing my education and experience with you.