Co-founder of SoulBeing Wellness,
Licensed massage therapist,
BACKGROUND: My inner compass has always pointed in the direction of the helping profession. A Queens New York native, I received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from The City University of New York at Queens College. Brief experience in the fields of social service and non-profit development, led the desire to engage in work that creates immediate positive impact and change.
Talent for massage began at the early age of 11 years old when my aunt asked me to rub her neck and shoulders one day. She would teach me a couple of techniques, and shortly thereafter we would alternate working on one another. Little did I know many years later, this bonding experience was a foreshadow of a career.
EDUCATION: Extensive educational study and hands-on technical and clinical experience at the esteemed Swedish Institute, College of Massage Therapy and Allied Health Sciences in 2001, contributed to my personal and spiritual, as well as professional education and development. Attuned to the healing art of reiki, I also hold certification in reflexology and recently completed a two-year certification in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy (BCST). BCST is a gentle and deeply restorative form of bodywork that focuses on assisting the body towards its own health. It calms the mind, relaxes the nervous system, giving it a “reboot”, and unburdens the heart. In my 16th year of full time practice, I continue to feel honored to be a part of treating one’s health and tuning into creative ways to lend to one’s wellbeing.
SESSION: Each session begins with a brief dialogue to check in with your present state followed by an intake form, highlighting particular issues or chief complaints in the moment. On the table, the depth of pressure during the massage session is customized to suit your needs and comfort level. Vacillating from a range of mild/medium to deep pressure, I incorporate any variety of specific therapeutic modalities: trigger point therapy, deep tissue work, myofascial techniques, craniosacral holds, or swedish massage techniques.