Located in West Asheville at the Healing Arts Heart House, I work as a full-time Massage Therapist and Thai Bodyworker. I have been a practicing massage therapist since 2005 after graduating from Irene's Myomassalogy Institute, in Southfield, MI and receiving my National Certification in Therapeutic Massage. I started Bodhi of Life Therapeutic Massage, in Ann Arbor, MI in 2008. My practice was voted in the top three of the "Best Place to Receive a Therapeutic Massage" in the Best of Ann Arbor in 2011. I have also earned an Advanced Certification in Thai Massage from the International Training Massage School in Chiang Mai, Thailand and I have studied at the Upledger Institute for Manual Lymphatic Drainage and Craniosacral Therapy. I am also a Level II Reiki Practioner. I am certified to practice massage by the North Carolina Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy (#12995).
I have had the honor to work with amazing teachers in my life starting with Irene Gauthier, Sue Burton Hidalgo, Margaret Silcock, Randy Fillion, Chongkol (John) Setthakorn, Boonsri (Sri) Marut, Lorrie Keller, and all the wonderful yoga and dance instructors that have influenced and inspired me over the years.
Bodywork is my life's work and it is my passion to help others overcome physical and energetic obstacles, relieve them of chronic pain, increase their flexiblity and become more functional in the everyday world. My mission is to assist others in bringing the mind and body into balance, to increase their life energy force, and to aid in improving the functions of the body systems. I believe it is our right to be free and to love and enjoy one's life. I work both technically and intuitively, listening to verbal, physical, and energetic cues. My therapeutic practice is based on individual needs to foster a healthier, more balanced life.