Full Bodied Presence/Spiraling and Healing Touch.

Full Bodied Presence/Spiraling and Healing Touch.


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I am originally from Los Angeles, CA, but consider myself an international citizen. I have crisscrossed the world and at various times have called New York City, London, and San Francisco my home. In 2013 I touched down in North Carolina, land of my mother, seeking a calmer and slower pace of life in which to bring together and share the knowledge and experience of the holistic arts that I had gained.In my global travels I have always sought out to learn and practice the best in esthetic and holistic care practices. I have been a licensed Esthetician and Massage Therapist for 22 years. My practice has increasingly gravitated towards holistic facials, and integrative massage therapy.

At age 15 in Korea Town Los Angeles, I experience my first massage. Ashiatsu ignited my passion of touch. An in 2020 I completed my training to integrate 22 years of modalities with this impactful and grounding modality. The circle of life and healing arts are illuminated in my vortex.

In 2019, I was formally trained under Yakov Gershkovich at The International Aesthetic Sculpture Lift Technique Massage School. This education honed my facial treatment practice to focus on the technique and benefits of facial massage rather than the use of a specific product.
My practice as a Holistic Esthetician came to its clearest vision in 2017 being introduced to Laurel Whole Plant Organics. Created by Laurel Shaffer, the Laurel Skincare range demonstrates intension, and pure plant power in all its formulations. This apothecary of product is food for the skin. Farm to face treatments reveal a moment of clarity in the mind, body and soul.
In September 2016, I received my Certification in Holistic Facials from Neal’s Yard in conjunction with the International Federation of Practicing Aromatherapists
As far back as January 2012, I have been an Esthetician practicing with OSEA seaweed skincare. This organic, vegan and gluten free range, was my maiden introduction to represent a non-toxic range. OSEA offers full transparency, as a cancer survivor I would only use risk free and non-toxic product for myself and clientele.
My relationship with Aromatherapy Associates in London ignited my use of essential oils in treatment. Geraldine Howard, founder and Aromatherapist to the Royal Family, gave me a huge foundation in treatment and product use. Training in London, the headquarters of Aromatherapy Associates supplied a perfect knowledge of 5 star luxury aromatherapy treatments.
My mastery of body sugaring was fine tuned at Alexandria Body Sugaring in Niagra Falls, Canada, 2003.
In 2002 I completed the 600 hour program in Esthiology Science with the Aveda Institute New York, NY. Broadening my skill set and satisfying my lifelong passion for skin care, I was elated to begin my profession in Esthetics.
In 1998 I enrolled in a 2 year program at The Swedish Institute for Applied Sciences New York, NY.  I completed an AA in Occupational Health Studies. Trained in Shiatsu and Western Swedish massage, this esteemed academic and science curriculum provided a foundation of knowledge that I continue to use in my daily practice.
Traveling to Chiang Mai, Thailand in 2000 I underwent formal Thai Massage Training. The Thai Massage School Shivagakomarpaj (Old Medicine Hospital) OMH provided instruction on Thai massage, theory, and the role of energetic meridians in bodywork and natural healing.
From 2001-2011 I was owner and operator of Downtime Massage & Skincare in New York, NY. Downtime Massage & Skincare brought into convergence my passion and skill for Massage Therapy and traditional European Facials.
Graduating from the world renowned Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California in 2013 as a certified Esalen Massage Therapist reaffirmed my commitment to an integrative approach massage therapy.
My skillset as a Practitioner of the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Massage was completed in 2015. The Arvigo Technique of Maya Abdominal Therapy is an external, gentle manipulation that helps to reposition internal organs of the digestive and reproductive system. Repositioning organs that have shifted help to restore healthy and optimal blood, lymph, nerve, and energy flow within the body.
The training as an Arvigo practitioner stimulated me to explore further natural solutions of pain management for those who wish to take an active role in their own healing.
Liz Koch author of “The Psoas” has been a major influencer in somatic health. I completed The Professional Application Course in 2018 having studied extensively under her direct supervision. The Psoas is a muscle that is the core of who we are, emotionally and structurally. The greater understanding of Liz Koch’s lifelong work with The Psoas, allows me to continue to be proactive and more supportive to those wishing to live a pain free life.
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