I grew up in the great state of Minnesota but traveled around in my college years studying art and photography. While living Chicago I took the opportunity to change my career and found The Chicago School of Massage Therapy was only a neighborhood away from where I lived. I took a chance that the school would let me in with a week's notice and started my new career as a Massage Therapist.
When I decided to move back home, it was only natural that I would start my own business as a massage therapist. I have been in Fairmont, MN since 2005 working with area chiropractors providing therapeutic and stress reduction massage for the community.
I am Board Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (that's what the initials stand for!) with the National Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork as well as a Professional Member of the American Massage Therapy Association. I have maintained membership since 2004 and have served as the 3VP of the Minnesota Chapter, State Delegate, and volunteer on various committees. In 2021 I was honored with the state Chapter Meritorious Award for Minnesota. This award acknowledges diligent volunteerism performed in an altruistic manner and is the highest award bestowed upon an AMTA member by a chapter.
Both organizations require ongoing continuing education in massage techniques, research, and ethics in order to remain a member. It is our goal to promote the benefits of massage for all people in a professional, safe, and therapeutic atmosphere.
In 2012 I added a new type of massage technique to my repertoire and became certified in Ashiatsu Barefoot Massage, also known as DeepFeet Massage. I have completed certification in Aromatherapy from the Aromahead Institue; studying the chemistry and properties of essential oils and how to use them in both the safest and most ecologically responsible way for overall wellness.
I look forward to working with you and your family, providing Therapeutic & Stress Reduction massage!