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About Me

DSC_1638_pp2webI am a Licensed Massage Therapist who became interested in massage through my love of yoga. I began practicing yoga in 2004 as a means to heal stress-related neck and upper back pain, and I am now pain-free. I completed a 200-hour teacher training program in 2009, I have studied with many amazing teachers including Todd Norian, John Friend, Desiree Rumbaugh, Gary Kraftsow, Rodney Yee, Sharon Gannon and Dharma Mittra.   

I have always been drawn to the therapeutic aspects of yoga and have attended several  therapeutic yoga workshops. From there, the shift for me to study massage and bodywork was quite natural, and I put my yoga teaching on hold to enroll in a 620-hour program at the Institute for Therapeutic Massage in 2010.  The curriculum focused primarily on Swedish and medical massage.  I have also taken courses in chair massage, foot reflexology, Reiki levels 1 and 2, myofascial release, Eastern bodywork, prenatal massage, craniosacral therapy, orthopedic massage, and manual lymphatic drainage (MLD). I was licensed by the State of New Jersey in 2011. I have worked in a variety of settings including spas and chiropractic offices.  I opened up my own practice in Montclair in 2013.  I believe very strongly in helping others to achieve and maintain overall wellness through holistic means such as massage and energy work.

Why I do what I do (and why I love it):  as one of my teachers said, pain-free living is our birthright.  There is no greater gift that I can give people than to help free them from pain!  When we are pain-free in our physical bodies, the mind and spirit will most certainly follow this path.