My favorite part of massage therapy is the rapport built with the clients, trust, and watching them heal together. What brought me into massage is the desire to help people and I love working with my hands. When I learned the benefits of massage on all systems of the body, and the way it affects the brain; especially with mental health disorders, addiction, and ASD (Autism Specturm Disorder), I knew it was the career for me. I fell more and more in love with it as school went on. I went to East West college of the healing arts in Portland and I’ve been practicing a bit over a year. My strengths are taking the time to take a fully holistic approach, active listening, and building trust to get the most out of sessions. Also, if I don’t know how to help, I’ll seek it out and find a way before referring out right away. I am most passionate about the healing that comes from not only the client, but the practitioner and how bodywork, acupuncture, chiropractic care, etc can help ease so many things western medicine doesn’t do quite as well.