Massage Therapy Institute
Ohlone School of Herbal Studies
San Francisco School of Massage
San Francisco, CA
Thai Massage School Shivagakomarpaj
Chiang Mai, Thailand
World School of Massage and Holistic Healing
San Francisco, CA
B.A. in International Development
New Orleans, LA
A curious, empathetic soul dancing and deepening through each moment.
Born with a heart for service, I studied Social Work and International Development and worked for a time as a teacher, thinking I could do the most good by doing so on a large scale. Discovering massage was an experience of 'coming home'; reconnecting with my own embodied experience and nurturing the healing spirit that was always within me. I am delighted to have come into a profession in which my sensitivity is my strength, rather than my weakness.
I grew up between Maui, Tokyo, and Washington D.C. with an inherent fascination and love for all things Earth. When not in my studio, I am digging in the soil or playing in my apothecary. This 'earthwork' informs and inspires my bodywork.
Everyone you see, you say to them,
Of course you do not do this out loud, otherwise someone would call the cops.
Still, though, think about this,
this great pull in us to connect.
Why not become the one
who lives with a
Full moon in each eye
that is always saying,
With that sweet moon language,
what every other eye in
This world is dying to hear?"
A listening presence
My intention is to facilitate clients to feel their bodies in new ways. My sessions are individually crafted according to the client's needs.
I have been trained in Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, Thai Massage, Swedish, Craniosacral, Vibrational Healing Massage, Structural Foot Balancing and Five Elements Acupressure. I’ve studied in Thailand and California. My style is nurturing and soothing, yet deep and comprehensive. Sessions can be full-body or focused on a specific area in need. Check out my offerings to learn more. Read client testimonials.
Massage is my teacher, my creative expression, my joy, and part of my offering to the world. “Behold the person on the table,” a teacher once suggested. Approaching each session with this attitude of curiosity and reverence helps me be free from agenda and judgement. In this way, I invite spontaneity and intuition to guide the session.
Bodywork continually challenges me to expand the receptivity and awareness of my own body. I call it “heart work” because it necessitates authenticity. True healing can’t successfully arise from an egoic place; only from a place of compassion and presence.