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The body is fabulous organism.  No two are alike and even your own body is changing on a daily basis.  I am a firm believer that there is always something more to be learned about our bodies.  To that end, I pursue continuing education opportunities. These classes are essential in helping me in understand and assist you in your treatment needs.

Affiliations

Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals
Nationally Certified in Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
American College of Sports Medicine

Education

1992 Bachelor of Arts, Ball State University, Muncie Indiana
1996-1997 Therapeutic Massage – Health Enrichment Center, Lapeer Michigan
1997 Current Issues in Pharmacology – Clarian Health Partners, Inc., Indianapolis, Indiana
1997-1998 Associates of Applied Sciences, Medical Massage – Indiana College of Bodywork Modalities, Indianapolis, Indiana
1998 CranioSacral Therapy I – The Upledger Institute, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
1998 Lymphatic Drainage I – The Upledger Institute, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
1998 Lymphatic Drainage II – The Upledger Institute, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
1998 Active Isolated Stretching – Aaron Mattes, Sarasota, Florida
1998-1999 Graduate Assistant – Therapeutic Massage – Indiana College of Bodywork Modalities, Indianapolis, Indiana
1999 Lymphatic Drainage III – The Upledger Institute, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
1999 Visceral Manipulation IA – The Upledger Institute, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
1999 Visceral Manipulation IB – The Upledger Institute, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
1999 Visceral Listening Techniques – The Upledger Institute, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
2000 Visceral Manipulation II – The Upledger Institute, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
2002 Heart Centered Therapies – The Upledger Institute, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
2002 Lymphedema Certified – The Upledger Institute, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
2003 Thai Massage – Open Heart Quiet Mind Studio, Indianapolis, Indiana
2004 Advanced Lymph Drainage Therapy I – The Upledger Institute, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
2004 Visceral Manipulation Dissection – The Upledger Institute, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
2004 Advanced Lymph Drainage Therapy II – The Upledger Institute, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
2006 Advanced Brain Level 1 – The Upledger Institute, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
2007 ACSM Personal Trainer Certification – American College of Sports Medicine – Indianapolis, Indiana
2010 Zen Shiatsu – Indiana School of Therapeutic Massage – Indianapolis, Indiana
2010 Kinesio® Taping – Heal Thyself & Co. – Indianapolis, Indiana
2011  Visceral Manipulation Dissection – The Barral Institute, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
2013 Active Release Techniques® Upper Extremity – Active Release Techniques®, Colorado Springs, Colorado
2014 Active Release Techniques® Lower Extremity – Active Release Techniques®, Colorado Springs, Colorado
2015 Active Release Techniques® Spine – Active Release Techniques®, Colorado Springs, Colorado
2015 Active Release Techniques® Total Body Certified – Active Release Techniques®, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Bodywork Involvement and Experience

Present Bodywork and Massage Therapist, Private Practice (Est. 1996)
Specializing in relaxation, chronic pain/trauma relief, lymphatic/detoxification, stretching.
Certified Teaching Assistant and Lecture Presenter for Lymphatic Drainage Curriculum, The Upledger Institute.

2001-2004 Primary Instructor, Professional Carriers Institute
Teaching anatomy, physiology, assessments, S.O.A.P. note documentation, kinesiology, pathology, massage and bodywork techniques, business, ethics, sports massage, proprioceptive neuromuscular techniques, body mechanics.

1999-2000 Primary Instructor, Indiana College of Bodywork Modalities
Teaching anatomy, physiology, assessments, S.O.A.P. note documentation, kinesiology, pathology, massage and bodywork techniques, business, ethics, sports massage, proprioceptive neuromuscular techniques, body mechanics.
1998-1999 Graduate Assistant for Therapeutic Massage, Indiana College of Bodywork Modalities
Assisting the Primary Instructor with hands-on and theoretical instruction.