In 1996, I began my formal training in Massage Therapy and Holistic Health Education at the National Holistic Institute. The 720-hour comprehensive curriculum covered the main styles of massage techniques, as well as anatomy and physiology as they relate to massage therapy.
Courses included Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Shiatsu/Acupressure, Chair Massage, Sports Massage, Prenatal Massage and Reflexology/Foot Massage, as well as stretching, stress reduction and meditation techniques with a view to educating clients about exercises they could use at home between massage visits.
In 2006, I completed a B.A in Biology at Sonoma State University, where I also studied Kinesiology, the study of physical movement.
I am a Reiki Master, and I continue to study CranioSacral Therapy with the Upledger Institute.