Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
— Mahatma Ghandi

As a consumer you want to know who you are working with and that they have the right training and experience to benefit your unique needs. I am an eternal student of my field, constantly working to expand my knowledge and hands-on experience. I offer full transparency of my credentials but if you have any questions about my licensing, training, or abilities please do not hesitate to contact me directly.


 
 

Certifications & Memberships

BCTMB - Board Certified in Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (621607-12) 

LMT - New York State Licensed (029431-1)

CMT - State Certified in the Commonwealth of Virginia (VA #19010786)
 
CMLDT - Certified Manual Lymphatic Drainage Therapist (Monarch)

Professional Member of the Society for Oncology Massage (S4OM)

Fully insured Member of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA)

First Aid and CPR/AED Certified by the American Red Cross

Board Member for Healwell Integrative Health Therapies (2013-2017)

2013 Healwell Hospital Massage Steward

 

 

Education

I have been certified/licensed and in professional practice since September of 2012.  I currently hold approximately 1800 hours of academic and practical training in a wide range of bodywork modalities, with a focus on Oncology Massage for Breast Cancer using the integration of modified massage techniques and manual lymphatic drainage to create a unique session for every client. This includes professional education and hands-on training in:

  • Advanced Oncology Massage Mentorship with Tracy Walton, a pioneer in the field of Oncology Massage

  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage Certification through Monarch Continuing Education

  • Scar Tissue Mobilization for the Post-Mastectomy & Radiotherapy Client taught by Jamie Elswick through Healwell Integrative Health Therapies

  • Oncology massage training through Lauren Cates at Lighthold Massage Therapy & End of Life Care, a recognized provider of the Society for Oncology Massage

  • Hospital massage training through Healwell Integrative Health Therapies, providing in-patient care to those in Intensive Care, Oncology/Medical, Palliative Care, and In-Patient Rehabiliation units

  • Strain-Counterstrain for Massage Therapists through Kate Jordan

  • The Trager Approach level 1 by Gail Stewart and Judy Rose Seibert

  • Pregnancy massage for expectant moms through the Northern Virginia School of Therapeutic Massage

  • Releasing the Iliopsoas through Cross Country Education

  • Opening to the Mystery: Presence in Caregiving at the End of Life - Compassionate and therapeutic care training for the terminally ill, through Lauren Cates at Lighthold Massage Therapy & End of Life Care

  • Reiki First Degree Tsui System through the Northern Virginia School of Therapeutic Massage

  • 700+ hours of academic education, practical training, and clinic hours through the New York Institute of Massage (NYIM) (Williamsville, NY),

  • 600+ hours of academic education, practical training, and field work through the Professional Training Program at Potomac Massage Training Institute (PMTI) (Washington, DC),