• About

  • I graduated from Vassar College with a degree in Dance and Drama and I moved to New York City to continue studying dance. Once there I took many classes of varying styles but I fell in love with the Graham School and the technique that Martha Graham developed to train her dancers. It was passionate and dramatic. Even her lighter work was laden with deep meaning and soulful introspection. Nothing could have suited me better in my angst-driven early twenties. While I took classes and auditioned for small modern companies with even smaller budgets I worked as an intern at the off-off-Broadway, Quaigh Theatre. There I assisted the Artistic Director and eventually became Managing Director. Oh and I forgot to mention that I supported myself (drum roll please), you guessed it, waiting tables.

    So, what does all of this have to do with massage therapy? Well, my love for dance led to an interest in the human body and how it worked and moved through space. Being a cliche (starving artist waiting tables until the big break comes along) stopped working for me so I began to look for a way to make money that was well, more gratifying. Inspiration struck me like the proverbial lightning bolt as I was paging through a magazine that was advertising classes in bodywork. That was it! My earlier angst was replaced by a career that eventually allowed me to combine all of my interests into a new passion, massage therapy.

    I loved being a massage therapist and couldn’t believe that I could love anything as much as dancing. But there it was. And more than thirty years later, I still love being a massage therapist.

    I studied many techniques as a post-graduate including Shiatsu, CranioSacral Therapy, Reflexology, PNF (Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation), Thai Yoga Massage and Medical Massage. My work today is a synthesis of everything I’ve studied over the years and all I’ve learned from my own and my clients’ problems.

    My specialty is medical massage. I think of myself as a soft tissue detective. I enjoy trying to figure out why someone hurts and then to go about reducing or eliminating their pain using all the information stored in my hands and brain. Undeniably for me, the most satisfying feeling in the world is to help a client unburden themselves of pain.