I absolutely love giving massages. When I was younger (20 years ago!), I found massage to be very boring. My mind would race and I would count each second of a 60 minute session; but now, every time I give a massage, I learn something new about my clients and friends, myself, and my practice.
A massage session is incredibly fertile ground for not only the receiver, but also the giver. It is an opportunity to quiet the mind and allow the whisperings of creativity to bubble to the surface. I find that if I allow my mind to relax enough, the massage becomes a dance and each movement flows flawlessly from one stroke to the next, looking for that one spot that needs a little extra love and attention.
I love finding those places in our bodies, that we all neglect, that we know are there and in need of touch and love, but are impossible for us to reach on our own. Those places that make us feel physically hindered and nag all too frequently at our minds. Those places are my specialty, and they make me love my work.
Owner, Massage Therapist, Yoga Instructor
Third Generation Massage Therapist
When I was little, my mom (Alicia) used to take me to TIBIA, the massage therapy school she co-directed at the time. One of my first memories is of the skeleton kept in the teaching room. It terrified me! My mom and grandma are both massage therapists. Growing up, I was surrounded by complimentary medicine. Inspired by a multigenerational family of healers, I knew I also wanted to help people feel more comfortable in their own skin. Their inspiration took me on an adventure across the country to Colorado in order to discover and educate myself on the wonders of the human body.
For the past 4 months, I have been living in a National Park in the mountains outside of Boulder while finishing my massage training. Living so intimately with nature has taught me how to truly take a breath of fresh air, stretch my spirit and legs, and relax my mind in a way I have never experienced before. Along with my technical training, I also strive to bring the teachings of wilderness and the mountains back to Madison.
Many massage therapists call themselves healers, but I am really here to facilitate and hold space for my clients to heal themselves. My techniques are mainly therapeutic and focus on connecting the mind, body and spirit, while also taking care of any aches and pains that may be present. That being said, I am constantly learning, trying new things, and striving to be the best that I can be.