I was born and raised in the Northmont area and have settled in Englewood, where I am raising my children. I had been a server/bartender in the community for over 17 years and knew it was time for a change.
My long-time interest and strong beliefs in the benefits of exercise, health, and wellness are what brought me to pursue a career in massage therapy and become a licensed massage therapist (LMT). I first encountered massage when I suffered from sciatic pain and sought relief through chiropractics. My chiropractor had a massage therapist working in his office. In the past, I had thought of massage as a luxury, something you would receive in a spa-type setting, but after experiencing the medical side of massage, I was hooked. I knew that pursuing a career that could instantly relieve people of pain and make them feel better was exactly what I wanted to do.
I am a 2009 graduate of the Dayton School of Medical Massage, an accredited school for Medical Massage in the State of Ohio. I was licensed by the State Medical Board of Ohio in July 2009. My license number is 33-017886. I am also a member of the American Massage Council. I have completed 36 hours of continuing education in sports massage, 24 hours of kinesiology tape application and 4 hours of Gua Sha. Other continuing education includes an Associates of Arts and Sciences in Exercise Science in 2015 from Sinclair Community College, certification from American College of Sports Medicine – Certified Personal Trainer, completing yoga teacher training and will have the designation of RYT-200 this fall, and I’ve taken several holistic health and nutrition courses through the Institute for Brain Potential.
I’ve maintained my private practice, been contracted as the local massage therapist for multiple Cirque du Soleil shows, and worked as the official massage therapist of the Dayton Gems professional hockey team for the 2010-11 and 2011-12 hockey seasons and the Dayton Demonz professional hockey team for the 2012-13 and 2013-14 seasons.