Shiatsu as a healing art has the philosophy of “The healer is healed while healing.” Much of Shiatsu therapy involves the client and the practitioner integrating self-care into a lifestyle that extends beyond the treatment session. This philosophy fits well with my lifelong passion for wellness and learning. Over the years I have continued my personal and professional studies and love integrating this knowledge into my treatments.
I attended the Minnesota Center for Shiatsu Study’s 500 hour program in 1996 for Shiatsu Massage. This full-time program integrated academic studies in Traditional Chinese Medicine, with Western Anatomy and Physiology, as well as hands on training in therapeutic touch and Shiatsu technique. There was also a supervised clinic component and time to grow as individual healers.
I added personal training in 2004 and health coaching in 2016. I became certified as a Personal Trainer and Heal Coach through the American Council on Exercise.