Two spheres of manual therapy in which I have gained mastery are Myofascial Therapy (NMTPT) and Aquatic Bodywork.
Fascial Therapy is a scientific method of manual therapy that seeks to relieve pain and restore health by assessing, treating the fascinating Fascial System.
Aquatic Bodywork, namely Healing Dance and WATSU®, is practiced across the world and is standardized by the Worldwide Aquatic Bodywork Association, of which I am a member, registered practitioner and instructor.
Welcome to another world of transformative therapy. The combination of floating in warm water while supported by a skilled & experienced practitioner will launch you into a new dimension. See for yourself!
I turned to alternative therapies as a teenager when conventional asthma treatments, while life-saving, no longer worked towards helping me "grow out of it." It has been a remarkable journey full of success and mishaps, strange detours, and definitive solutions.
Some 30 years later, I now enjoy an asthma free life. Through practice and experience and the help of countless teachers, friends and colleagues, I know that healing acute and long term illnesses is possible.
My formal healing arts education began in Albuquerque in 1999 at The New Mexico School of Natural Therapeutics where I studied Holistic Healing, Massage, Nutrition, Shiatsu and Reflexology. Since that time I have completed thousands of hours in advanced training.
You will often find me in a clasroom either learning and/ or teaching. For 14 years I was an instructor at two different licensed massage programs in Albuquerque. Since 2014 I have been a Healing Dance Instructor, and that it where the majority of the courses I teach are focused these days.
1999. Natural Therapeutic Specialist/ Licenced Massage Therapist, New Mexico School of Natural Therapeutics, 750 hrs
1999. Rosen Method Intensive, Rosen Method Training with Marion Rosen & Elaine Mayland, 42 hrs
2001. Certified Pregnancy Massage Therapist, Kate Jordan Seminars, 34 hrs
2003 - Present. Licenced Massage Therapy Instructor, Universal School of Therapeutic Massage 2001- 2003, Crystal Mountain School of Therapeutic Massage 2003- 2014, Healing Dance Institute 2017 - Present
2003. WATSU® Practitioner, Worldwide Aquatic Bodywork Association, 350 hrs
2004. Certified Infant Massage Instructor,
International Institute of Infant Massage, 40 hrs
2011. Certified Myofascial Trigger Point Therapist, National Association of Myofascial Trigger Point Therapists, 190 hrs
2014. Healing Dance® Practitioner & Instructor
Worldwide Aquatic Bodywork Association
2017. Certified Fascial Fitness Trainer, Fascial Fitness Training with Robert Schleip & Divo Müller, 24 hrs
2020. Dynamic Anatomy, Deane Juhan, 9 hrs
2022. Fascial Manipulation for Treating Women after Breast Cancer -Fascial Manipulation Institute by Stecco, Natalie Brettle, 1 hr
2022. Fascia Fundamentals for the Clinician-Physician, David Lesondack, 2.5 hrs
2022. Fascial Fitness Training for Trainers
Fascia Training Academy with Daniela Meinl
2022. Fascia in Sport & Movement, Webinar: Dr. Robert Schleip, 3 hrs
2022. How Do We Feel? – Fascia, Emotions and the Autonomic Nervous System with Tom Myers and Dr Robert Schleip, FR:EIA @ Bodyworlds, Berlin DE 32 hrs
2022. Deep Dive into the Joints: Dissection Livestream Specialty Class with Tom Myers and Todd Garcia, 3 hrs
2022. Resilient Fascia for Sports Training with Tom Myers and Michol Dalcourt, 2 hrs
2023. Anatomy Trains Structure & Function, Bergen Body Works. 32 hrs