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 weeks notice and started my new career as a Massage Therapist.
I helped the Fairmont Medical Center Hospice department start a massage therapy program and then provided massage for hospice clients and chair massage for FMC employees. I have worked in the Chicago Marathon Massage Therapy Tent as well as with the Ronald McDonald House providing massage for parents of sick children. Not only am I Board Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (that's what the intials stand for!), I am Professional member of the American Massage Therapy Association and have served as the 3VP of the Minnesota Chapter. Both organization require ongoing contiuing 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.