My mother learned Shiatsu as an elective in Physical Therapy school, and started teaching 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 make a living with it. 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 while continuing my education in the health sciences and exploring ways to improve the human condition. In 2014, I graduated with High Honors in Associate degrees for Psychology, Social Science, Liberal Studies, and a certificate in Applied Biotechnology. These disciplines further inform my practice.
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