"A thought does not take you anywhere, but it can set the course for the rest of your life."
I am an advocate for a well-rounded lifestyle, exercise, a balanced diet, proper supplementation and time for insight.
People are experiencing unprecedented levels of anxiety and fatigue, we are living in a stressful time. They are dealing with pain and stiffness and they have no idea why, or what to do about it.
I'm here to help you with 3 things;
1) I provide a grounding and opening massage, helping you minimize stiffness and pain, maximize mobility and to stabilize energetic and emotional currents.
2) Help bring awareness to your body, insights into pain, and potentially harmful habits.
3) I also give advice in personal care, for maintaining good posture and mobility.
I aim for an effective and customized approach to every massage, utilizing my knowledge of traditional Thai massage and its role in a larger system of care, with developed intuition and honed, naturally-skilled touch.
Fundamentals of Massage
Cortiva Institute of Massage - Seattle
1,000 Hour Extended Program
January 2009 - July 2010
Thai Massage, Theory, & Techniques
The Naga Center School of Traditional Thai Massage & Medicine
2012 to Current
Reusi Dat Ton (Thai Yoga)
David Wells. 2014 (Still studying currently)
Reusi Dat Ton (Thai Yoga)
Chiang Rai, Thailand 2019
Lena Armstrong, 2022
Thai Massage - Fundamentals (Element theory, history & culture)
Thai Massage - Deep Compression & Stretch
Therapeutic Thai Massage (with khoot training)
Thai Yoga I, II & III with David Wells (Reusi Dat Ton)
Therapeutic Fire Cupping
Applying Element Theory
Abdominal Massage (Thai)
Tok Sen Initiation and Training
Neurofacial Approach to Shoulder Impingement
Lanna Medical Diagnosis for Bodyworkers (Northern Thai)
Introduction to Buddhist Medicine & Yoga
My journey to massage school began early on in my life. I would give my peers shoulder rubs in high school when they would ask, and I got nothing but positive feedback. I graduated high school with a trajectory to law enforcement. I began by working 12 to 14 hour shifts at night guarding empty construction sites and parking lots. It was boring, to say the least. One long night I heard a radio ad for a massage school. Two weeks later I had one picked and I was enrolled.
At Cortiva I learned in-depth anatomy, relevant pathology, assessment and treatment protocols, industry standards and many, many valuable insights into the human machine, as only a school of intuitive and compassionate healers can provide. I was also introduced to the world of massage modalities. (This refers to the different approaches to massage, just about every country has one.) I decided to go for a modality that was time-tested, holistic and powerfully effective.
My first Thai massage class was two years after graduating from Cortiva, a five day intensive in Portland, and it changed my life. Now let me show you how it can change yours. Scheduling a session, experiencing a Thai massage, and asking questions is really the best way to gain more of an understanding of how it can help you.
Learning Traditional Thai medicine (TTM) took everything I learned in massage school and elevated it to the next level. TTM has techniques and theory that cover multiple U.S. massage modalities including myofacial release, structural bodywork, acupressure, sports massage, and many trademarked names. TTM's theory dives way beyond western medicines' shared understanding of the human body, mind, and energy, into a space where intuition thrives and bodywork sessions become magic.
Learning Thai massage has put me on the path to becoming the best version of myself, and I couldn't be more delighted to share this gift with you.