Certified as an Athletic Trainer in 1987, I worked in Collegiate and High School athletic medicine prior to obtaining my Massage Therapy license in 1994. I also worked in a physical therapy clinic in 1992-1993. I take pride in challenging myself with new techniques and ideas when seeking continuing education courses.
1987 - Lamar University - BS degree in athletic training, secondary Ed.(mathematics and physical education)
1987-1988 - University of Oregon Athletic Training Graduate program
1987-1988 - Athletic trainer, Springfield (OR) HS
1988-1989 - Assistant Athletic Trainer, Lamar University (TX)
1989-1991 Physical Therapy Clinic of North Houston
1991-1993 Athletic Trainer, Sweeny(TX) HS
1993-1996 - Athletic Trainer, Springfield HS
1993-1994 Massage Therapy Program Lane Community College
1994-1996 Instructor, Massage Therapy Program, LCC
1996-present Massage Therapist, Self employed
2015-present Massage Therapist, Garden Way Chiropractic clinic
Deep Tissue Massage works progressively through the muscle layers to release tension and adhesions that are limiting motion, strength and function. Done properly, deep tissue massage should not be uncomfortably painful.
VM is based on the specific placement of soft manual forces to encourage the normal mobility, tone and motion of the viscera (internal organs) and their connective tissues. Dysfunction of these tissues presents not only in digestive issues but also as muscular and joint symptoms. Many chronic pain symptoms originate from the viscera.
NM techniques provide assessment and treatment approaches to address restrictions of the dural and neural components not commonly focused on with musculoskeletal symptoms. Neural Manipulation identifies and releases local nerve restrictions while at the same time examines the effect these local fixations have on the rest of the body, and accessing this relationship, resolves the more comprehensive (global) dysfunctional patterns.