I graduated from Ashmead College in 2005 with honors. An 805 hour accredited program that included Anatomy, Physiology, Kinesiology, Pathology, Swedish, Sports, Trigger Point & Deep Tissue. I am a licensed massage therapist in the state of Washington. I continue to expand my knowledge, experience and expertise in bodywork and I attend workshops and classes as often as possible to enhance my skills to better serve my clients.
I started my first massage therapist job at Harmony Massage. After learning much about massage therapy, I decided to move on to Edmonds Massage Therapy, which later became Accolades Massage Therapy. Then in 2008 my dream became a reality as I went into business with a co-worker and we opened up Crescent Moon Massage Therapy. In 2010 we both decided to go our separate ways and open up our own businesses solo. I can think of nothing more I'd rather be doing for a career than massage therapy.
Prior to becoming a therapist I worked for the Shoreline School District as a para-educator for 9 years. It was during this time when a little girl I worked with had cerebral palsy and I would accompany her to her therapy sessions. She would receive massage on her atrophied muscles and it really seemed to make her feel better. This was the exact moment I knew I wanted to be able to see that look in someone's eyes after I made them feel better. Just knowing I could help someone in pain was enough motivation for me to work hard and become a therapist.
In my massage sessions with you I find out what you specifically want to have the most work on and I tailor your massage to your specific needs and wants. During your massage, I let you go into your "zone out" mode and only talk to you if you engage me first. Intuitively, I can feel your muscles and sink to the level of depth they allow. This is very important for you to know if you are scheduling a deep tissue massage as deep tissue does not mean deep pressure. I do, however, expect you to speak up if you ever need deeper or lighter pressure. It is much more satisfying and a good experience for you if you communicate with me anything you don't like or want more of during the massage. Also, you are always welcome to request a different music station if you don't feel like listening to relaxation-type massage music. Your massage session is all about you!
I now have another "wing man" that comes to the office with me. His name is Lito and he is a Great Dane-Boxer mix that sleeps all day in my waiting room. He is very kind, quiet and loving. :) If this is a problem for you, please let me know as I can refer you out to a therapist that does not bring a dog to the office. :)