Hello! First off, thanks for your interest in me and my business. When I graduated from Vassar College, I had no idea that my future would entail massage therapy. I had spent my college years splitting time between my urban studies major, education minor, and intense dance schedule with the Vassar Repertory Dance Theatre. I had cultivated so much knowledge and curiosity around the field of arts-in-education and teaching for diverse populations–I was so sure my path was education. In the midst of my academic life, however, I was also battling an eating disorder. Anorexia altered my self-perception and whittled away my body and strength. While I willfully plugged forward with my academic life, my stubborn brain tried hard to overpower the signs of distress that my body was experiencing–everything from chest pain to fatigue. The idea of self-care was out the window, as I struggled with a complete separation between my mind and body. The disorder impacted my personal relationships, my dance ability, and my self-esteem. After finding myself at the cardiologist for a ECG on my 21st birthday, I realized my rock bottom, and began to slowly but surely bounce back to health. I came away with one very important lesson: there is nothing more important to me than a healthy mind-body connection. With my background in dance and movement, and a passion for education, I embarked to become a massage therapist–and I have never looked back!
My style blends structural, neuromuscular, and sport massage techniques, integrated into highly personalized and detailed sessions. As a dancer and anatomy instructor, I approach my sessions with a well-informed knowledge of the body and its complexities. I am certified in CORE Myofascial Therapy & Neurokinetic Therapy, and am a member of the American Massage Therapy Association. I am a faculty member at the New Hampshire Institute of Therapeutic Arts and have taught anatomy for yoga teacher trainings in the Portland area. I am also grateful to be a member of the bodywork team at Bates Dance Festival, a renowned summer dance festival in Lewiston, Maine.
When I’m not working as a massage therapist, I am a dancer and choreographer in Southern Maine, and a community organizer in the Eating Disorder recovery community. In 2019, I organized the first annual Empowered Body Expo: A celebration of National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, in partnership with the Eating Disorders Association of Maine and University of Southern Maine.
I love my work as a bodyworker and am endlessly grateful to focus my energy and passion into helping every client lead a proactive and empowered life.