If you really want to know a little about me, here goes …
I was born, raised and schooled on the East Coast and moved to Oakland, California in 2005. Things I miss about where I am from: autumn, tomato pie, hot wings, snow days, my family. Things I love about the Bay Area: everything. I’m a mom, an avid reader, part time writer, knitter and watcher of crime dramas. I love anything and everything that makes me laugh, most especially my husband and three year old son.
I’ve been practicing massage since 2003. What made me want to be a massage therapist? Well, that’s hard to answer. Nothing really – it was an avenue that I explored that turned out to be a perfect fit. But I can tell you what keeps me doing it. I strongly believe in our ability to keep ourselves well. I believe that if we make the effort to listen to our bodies and hearts and treat ourselves right we can make this thing called “life” go just a little more smoothly for ourselves. Massage is only one, very small part of that. But it is a part I am happy to participate in.
I believe that a majority of us have lost our sense of balance with too much energy being focused on one area of life or another while our core selves are neglected. It is this “balance” I want my clients to achieve. That beautiful state of being where we give as equally to ourselves as we do to others. Where we can balance the responsibilities of life with the frivolity and joy of living. Where we can focus on our futures but still appreciate our now.
This blog is my way of sharing the shouts and murmurs and bits and pieces that get me through my days with a smile on my face and a positive outlook, in the hopes that it will give just one person the lift or laugh or daily dose of sanity they need to help them do the same.
But enough about me, how about you? Check out my website and Book a massage appointment or leave me a comment because I’d love to find out!
(P.S. For those of you interested in credentials: I earned my B.A. in Journalism & Public Relations from Temple University in Philadelphia, followed by my certification in Massage from The Massage Arts Center, also Philadelphia. I have been practicing massage for almost ten years, six in the Bay Area, and am California State Certified)