I became interested in massage therapy in 1995 during my interest in improving my health and for stress management. I completed a 650 hour massage therapy certification from the Chicago School of Massage Therapy in 1998 and I have advanced certifications in prenatal and postpartum massage, Reiki level lll, hot stones, biodynamic cranial sacral therapy, and a 200 hour Hatha Yoga teacher certification. I have taken continuing education courses in aromatherapy, thai massage, hot stone massage, sports massage, cranial sacral therapy, and Reiki.

My personal continued studies are in exercise physiology, anatomy, nutrition, meditation, mindfulness, pain management, yoga, biodynamic cranial sacral therapy, aromatherapy, and energy work. 

    My office is in a quiet tranquil suite shared with other therapists in downtown Evanston, IL. I also work at balance health & wellness in Lincoln Park on Monday and Thursday.

   I enjoy cooking, gardening, long walks, yoga, massage, photography, metal smithing, parenting, and spending time with friends and family.

Education and Certifications

Northern Illinois University,

BFA Interior Architecture, 1992

Minor: Art History

Chicago School of Massage Therapy

650 hour program

Graduated 1998

Pre natal Post Partum Massage Certification

35 CE

May 2000

Temple of Kriya Yoga

200 Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training

Graduated May 2001

www.kriyayoga.com

La Stone Therapy

Hot and Cold stone therapy

May 2002

Mystical Science Institute

Reiki Level III

September 2005

www.msi-healing.com

ntro to Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy

Third Coast Craniosacral

December 2012

Membership and Professional License