EDUCATION AND TRAINING
I graduated from the National Holistic Institute in San Francisco after completing a two-year massage therapy course in September 2011. While working towards my certification I was employed as a Functional Specialist in a multidisciplinary pain management program, and completed my FCE (Functional Capacity Evaluation) certification at Matheson in NH in 2012. I found it to be both rewarding and humbling to have used my skills to help clients suffering from industrial related injuries work towards living a pain free and functional life. I’ve continued my training and education throughout the subsequent years, having recently completed a Medical Massage Practitioner program in 2018 to gain a deeper understanding of clinical and orthopedic massage. My years of professional experience and training have inspired me to develop my own practice at Vida Therapeutic Massage so I can continue to provide quality therapeutic massage as a sole practitioner.
In my ten plus years working as massage practitioner my philosophy on therapeutic massage has and continues to evolve. I’ve developed an individual style which incorporates a combination of myofascial release, deep Swedish, sports massage, trigger point, and cross fiber techniques. This method of massage increases circulation, reduces tension, elongates shortened soft tissue fibers, and fosters an environment for true soft tissue healing and recovery. I believe in providing my clients with the tools to connect with their bodies in order to understand their own soft tissue and postural discrepancies. I also believe that a well informed individual will have the ability to make beneficial changes and improvements to their daily life and routines. Educating and guiding my clients through this process is my ultimate objective. Achieving this goal is my definition of success.
Self Employed – Therapeutic Massage Therapist 2011 – present
SPARC Pain Management – Redwood City, CA - 2008 – 2012
Bella Sante Day Spa – Wellesley, MA – 2015 – present
Weston Internal Medicine & Wellness Center – Weston, MA – 2016 – present
Wicked Good Chiropractic – Mansfield, MA – June 2018 - June 2019