Sometimes being stuck in a rotten situation forces you to sit back and take inventory of your life. I knew I HATED sitting in an office all day. It didn't suit me to tolerate temperamental, demanding and sometimes inappropriately behaved bosses. I remember sitting at my desk, feeling seriously depressed and stressed, thinking: "Is this it? Can I do this for the rest of my life?" So I did some soul searching.
At that time, I had a part-time job as fitness instructor and I found that I loved helping people reach thier fitness goals, and I also remembered how much physical therapy and massage helped me recover from shoulder and back injuries sustained from gymnastics. It just made sense to become a massage therapist, so with intentions on passing my good experience to others, I enrolled in The Institute for Therapeutic Massage in Pompton Lakes, New Jersey.
Since graduating in 2006, I have incorporated Nutrition, Personal Training, Yoga and stress management techniques. I attend continuing education classes every year to enhance all that I practice, as well as share my knowledge to others so they can enhance their own lives.
- 2006 graduate from the Institute for Therapeutic Massage in Pompton Lakes, NJ.
- Board Certified and Licensed Massage Therapist in PA and NJ.
- Continuing Education includes trigger point therapy, deep tissue, acupressure, myofascial release, positional release therapy, muscle energy techniques, pregnancy, reflexology, sports massage, massage for cancer and hospice patients, palliative care and manual lymph drainage.
- Certified through Aerobics and Fitness Association of America as a group fitness instructor since 2000, and personal trainer since 2003.
- Certified nutritional consultant through American Association of Nutritional Consultants since 2009.
- Opened first Massage Therapy office in Sparta, NJ in 2006, and relocated in Digmans Ferry, PA in 2011.
- Certified Yoga Instructor and registered with Yoga Alliance since 2012.
- Currently completing Holistic Healthcare Practitioner Certification at Trinity School of Natural Health.