I earned a bachelor’s degree in Health Studies: Physical Activity and Exercise from Portland State University, then I attended the University of Western States for massage therapy. I’ve since earned the ACSM personal trainer certification, my massage therapy license, Dermoneuromodulation, and Functional Range Release® Mobility Specialist (FRCms) title. I enjoy having the ability to utilize massage & resistance training to help minimize your aches and pains (via novel input), reduce threat perception, improve motor control, improve mobility and strength, and transform your life to the best of my ability and scope of practice.
What can you expect.
I want you to be the best version of yourself. Strength cures.
I train movement patterns: push, pull, squat, hinge, stabilize, and locomote.
I use the principles of Functional Range Conditioning® to make sure your joints have the capacity to utilize as much range-of-motion as possible.
I like to incorporate isometrics because they create less inflammation compared to isotonic exercises.
I focus on breathing to help bracing and to help influence the autonomic nervous system.
Being strong and conditioned is beneficial for:
* Fat loss
* Activities of daily living
* Quality of life
Massage and most forms of manual therapy are about “opening a window” of opportunity to move better and help you feel safe with movement. I do my best to make sure you’re the one with the locus of control.
I offer sports massage, which is a blend of a variety of techniques, while utilizing the technique called Dermoneuromodulation which uses the skin to affect tender spots and muscle tone (via the nervous system). The goal with these techniques are to help your body turn down the pain dial (with movement being the key to keeping that dial turned down).
I prefer shorts and a loose t-shirt so there doesn’t need to be any undressing, but a typical draped massage is also an option.
My massage is meant to be more therapeutic-based and less relaxation-based in the application.
Any questions? Feel free to ask. I would love to help.
Massage therapy and personal training services that can be delivered directly to your home - BS, ACSM-CPT, LMT, DNM, & FRCms®.