I have been practicing massage for 20 years. I have an undergraduate degree in Psychology and Sociology from Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA and I completed my Massage training at Cascade Institute of Massage and Body Therapies in Eugene, OR in 2001. Since then I have taken countless continuing education classes in Deep Tissue, Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release, Cranial Sacral Therapy, and Neural Manipulation among many other modalities. My practice focuses on injury management and pain relief from both chronic and acute conditions. The more stubborn and complicated your injury is the better! I enjoy unraveling the mystery of where your pain is coming from and helping you to feel better. I recently have been studying Scar Tissue Release and have become a Certified NKT practitioner which helps me better assess the causes of your pain.
I have also studied ergonomics to help clients avoid re-injury and repetitive stress conditions and I am a Certified MELT Method instructor. I am very excited to offer this new self-care treatment. It is wonderful to be able to teach an active therapy that empowers people to identify and treat their own pain as well as improve their stability and function. I firmly believe movement is the key to longevity and the more we move the better we feel. I find The MELT Method to be the most effective modality I have ever used to help people get out and stay out of pain.
In addition to my busy MELT and massage practice I am raising two beautiful young children and enjoy reading, home improvement projects, exercising, spending time outside exploring Oregon and with my family and friends.
While pursing careers in publishing, baking, and marketing, I found my personal passion for fitness by undergoing my own physical transformation. After many years of gathering knowledge to use on my own body, I realized I wanted to help others along the same path, so in 2012 I decided to start training clients full time.
Because of my personal experience with weight loss, body re-composition, and long-term weight maintenance, I have an unique understanding of the difficulties many of my clients face. I truly enjoy helping others overcome whatever barriers may be preventing them from reaching their goals.
In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my wife and two kids, as well as working out, walking, hiking, reading, and searching for the world’s best hamburger.