I was raised to value nutrition, fitness, personal growth, curiosity, creativity, the outdoors, and a deep respect and fascination for Nature.
Backpacking and cross-country skiing across the Sierra-Nevada wilderness, bicycling country roads, Kajukenpo classes, National Geographic magazines, music and muddy creeks filled my childhood.
My mother learned Shiatsu as an elective in Physical Therapy school, and taught it to me when I was 10. Providing Shiatsu to friends and family was a natural, casual impulse for me. Yet, it wasn't until I was 20 when I learned I could do it for a living.
I then found the Acupressure Institute in Berkeley, where I was gifted a session of Shiatsu, Tui Na and Jin Shin (acupressure) by a student. By the end, my entire being rang with a thunderbolt of clarity that this was my life's path.
At 21, I moved to Berkeley to complete 1,000 hours at the Acupressure Institute in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Eastern and Western modalities of Therapeutic Bodywork, and Complimentary Healing practices.
I began my professional practice in 1995, and continued exploring ways to improve the human condition.
In 2003 I spearheaded San Francisco's first biodiesel co-op and
fueling depot to help mitigate local dependence on fossil fuels,
particularly foreign oil, curb global CO2 emissions, global
warming, and global conflict related to the oil trade.
In 2014, I graduated with High Honors in Associate degrees for Psychology, Social Science, Liberal Studies, and a certificate in Applied Biotechnology -all further enriching my practice.
Over the years, I worked in several chiropractic offices providing targeted Soft Tissue Mobilization (STM) to enhance chiropractic services; and provided On-Site STM with chiropractors providing chiropractic adjustments and wellness consultations at large employers all over the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley.
I provided Sports Massage in partnership with Chiropractors and Physical Therapists at marathons, centuries, and triathlons, as well as my unique bodywork fusion for attendants at yoga-nutrition-meditation-spiritual-dance-transformation events all over the Bay Area, and events like Burning Man, several of which I co-produced.
I was incredibly blessed for being introduced to Therapeutic Bodywork so young, and that it's been a regular part of my life!
I can say with confidence and authority that it's the most comprehensively beneficial Human Health Technology
available to us.
Sadly, 27 years of professional practice has shown me that 99% of people can't afford to get this vital health support as often as needed for optimal effect.
People are only their worst due to stress, fear, insecurity and physical or emotional pain.
Knowing this will profoundly improve individual health and society at large, I began training couples, families, peers and communities in Massage Therapy as a life skill -so everyone can enjoy the countless benefits of exchanging this essential health care as often as they need, from people they know, FOR FREE.
Of course, COVID put a halt on my in-person classes, so I endeavor to develop online instructional videos and content to make this powerful health technology available to everyone with internet access -to reach the rest of the world as fast as the internet allows.
...Imagine a world where everyone gets
enough quality Therapeutic Bodywork!
However, that project is on hold as I'm prioritizing another online program for helping people transform their consciousness and health to keep or recover their youthful appearance and function indefinitely given more pressing general interest for this.
...Imagine a world where no one has to be anxious about aging!