ABOUT ME

 

EDUCATION

2018

Massage Therapy Institute 

Davis, CA 

2017

Paititi Institute 

Cusco, Peru

Ohlone School of Herbal Studies

Berkeley, CA 

2016

San Francisco School of Massage

San Francisco, CA

BREEMA Center

Berkeley, CA

2015

Thai Massage School Shivagakomarpaj
Chiang Mai, Thailand

World School of Massage and Holistic Healing

San Francisco, CA

2013

Tulane University

B.A. in International Development 

New Orleans, LA

My Life

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.

"Admit something:
Everyone you see, you say to them,

“Love me.” 
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?"

 

Hafiz

My Work

  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.

HOURS

10:30 AM - 7:00 PM

WED | FRI | SAT

location

located within

Healing Hands Wellness Center

3275 Fortune Ct, Auburn, CA 95602