About my work
I am a Nationally Certified, as well as California Certified Massage Therapist (CA License # 25967), trained at the San Francisco School of Massage. Over the last decade I have worked to help clients lead more effective, pain-free lives. Each manual therapy session is different and tailored to individual needs. I use a combination of techniques, depending on what is needed in any given appointment; whether you are working with, pain, a post-operative recovery, race prep or just in need of some basic maintenance. With specific problems or conditions, the physical work is progressive, usually done in a series with a goal in mind from the beginning I am trained in orthopedic manual therapy, myofascial release, deep tissue massage, sports massage for peak performance, neuromuscular re-education, trigger point, TMJ work and pre-natal massage. My years as a certified yoga instructor, and movement instructor at a university level inform the way I approach my work. Educating my clients on specific evidence-based self care is part of my tailored integrative approach. I currently teach yoga in the Inner Sunset at Fluid Yoga and have practiced massage therapy in San Francisco at In-Symmetry, East-West Integrative Medicine and am at Presidio Sport and Medicine.
I enjoy working with individuals training for peak performance, and those preparing for events. I work with individuals in pre-event training and post-event recovery. I loved being part of the process for those training for anything from their first half marathon, to seasoned veterans working toward their next tri, century or ironman.
I also enjoy working clients with lower back pain, TMJ pain, as well as rotator cuff, shoulder and neck issues. I also enjoy working with those struggling with injury, and those in a post-operative rehabilitation phase. I have worked extensively with post orthopedic surgery patients and those with new joint replacements. I work with post operative scar tissue issues with myofascial techniques and teach my clients to work on themselves in between appointments.
I also take great delight in working with those who want to be an active part of their own healing process. I believe attention to self care along the way allows us to keep doing the things we love to do in the long term.
I am committed to assisting clients path toward long term solutions, greater freedom of movement, improved joint and muscle function, and a more functional, active life.