Do you know the feeling you get when the wind is behind you pushing you forward? That is similar to the feeling I get when learning a new massage technique, talking about self-care, teaching people about essential oils, etc. I love seeing results and how the power of massage amazes my clients. The techniques that I use are all known for relieving chronic pain. I love it when my clients say “My shoulder has never felt so good” or “I can’t remember the last time I did not have a headache.”
I grew up in Owatonna, Minnesota. After receiving my first massage at the age of 9 years old, I've felt called to be a massage therapist. I graduated with my associate's degree in massage therapy from the Minnesota School of Business in Rochester. I've taken continuing education classes in massage cupping, gua sha, raindrop therapy, ashiatsu, and aromatherapy for massage therapist.
I enjoy spending my free time being a volunteer leader for Young Life. I also enjoy teaching others about Young Living essential oils. Call the office to set up a one-to-one if you're curious about the powerful healing benefits of therapeutic grade essential oils.
Therapeutic Massage Services
Ashi(foot)-atsu(pressure) is known as the deeper deep tissue massage. This is a barefoot deep tissue massage using my feet and overhead bars for stability to give continuous deep pressure. Mostly used on the back and legs, but can also be used on arms and shoulders. This technique is perfect for those who have stubbornly tense muscles. I can give more pressure using the broad surface of my heel than I can with an elbow or thumb.
Raindrop therapy combines massage, reflexology, Vita Flex, and aromatherapy for a deeply relaxing, and rejuvenating experience. Using 9 different essential oils on the feet and back, this technique is beneficial at relieving chronic pain, boosting the immune system, and reducing muscle and nerve pain. I recommend that a healthy client gets 4 Raindrop sessions a year, at the change of each season, to boost the immune system.
In a normal massage, I'm only able to work the muscle by applying downward pressure. With massage cupping, I'm able to apply an inverse pressure to raise the muscle and underling connective tissue up. This will give the muscle another way to release tension, and raise any stagnations (old blood or lymph) that is caught in the muscle. Marks can be visible for a week or two after the massage depending on how well the body is able to flush out the stagnations.
Localized cryotherapy can best be described as a cold air "super-icing" treatment. Only takes 2-3 minutes for a small area to be treated. Here are some of the general benefits that are achieved through localized cryotherapy treatments include:
- Flushes the tissue of fluid and waste rapidly
- Faster recovery
- Reduces inflammation
- Improves range of motion
- Aids in pain management
I'm known for giving ashiatsu massages, which is a barefoot deep tissue technique. I can give continuous deeper pressure over the broad surface of my foot than I can with a pointy elbow or thumb.
I was first introduced to ashiatsu by my teacher when I was attending school for massage therapy. I took a course in Denver, Colorado in March of 2016 from Ruthie Hardie, the founder of ashiatsu, and have been massaging with my feet ever since.