Modalities I use are Deep Tissue, Injury Treatment, Neuro-Muscular Therapy, Swedish, Fascial work, Sports massage (pre and post event), Reflexology, and Nerve mobilization. I also do Cupping, Ice Massage and Hydro-Therapy. As of 2011 I am endorsed to practice intraoral massage for TMJ and other jaw disorders including clenching of the jaw due to stress.

I take measures to ensure comfort and safety at all times during massage sessions. I try to create an atmosphere of calm and relaxation where healing can take place.

PIP (personal injury protection) for Auto Injury

If you've been involved in an automobile accident you may be eligible for a series of treatments through your or the other parties insurance. Specialized injury treatment techniques are used to treat myofascial disfunction due to chronic pain and trauma. Chronic pain is generally defined as prolonged pain lasting longer than usual for natural healing. That is, once the physical wounds have healed or the danger related to emotional trauma has passed. It is said that time heals all wounds. For some people the visible wounds may appear to be healed, but the pain lingers on for months or years. It can be debilitating, interfering with day-to-day activities and lead to depression and anxiety.

Massage can be of great benefit when it comes to retraining the brain and muscles to become rebalanced and reactive in healthy, pain-free ways. With regard to emotional trauma, bodywork can be very helpful. Retraining the body is not something done quickly; it takes time to create new connections and for the brain to remember original pre-trauma neuronal pathways. Improvement and progress is eventually seen in the client’s posture, movement, flexibility and emotional behavior.

Beneficial effects


Single dose effects

  • Pain relief: Relief from pain due to musculoskeletal injuries and other causes is cited as a major benefit of massage.
  • State anxiety: Massage has been shown to reduce state anxiety, a transient measure of anxiety in a given situation.
  • Blood pressure and heart rate: Massage has been shown to reduce blood pressure and heart rate as temporary effects.
  • Attention: After massage, EEG patterns indicate enhanced performance and alertness on mathematical computations, with the effects perhaps being mediated by decreased stress hormones.
  • * Other: Massage also stimulates the immune system by increasing peripheral blood lymphocytes (PBLs).

Multiple dose effects

  • Pain relief: When combined with education and exercises, massage helps sub-acute, chronic, non-specific low back pain. Furthermore, massage has been shown to reduce pain experienced in the days or weeks after treatment.
  • Trait anxiety: Massage has been shown to reduce trait anxiety; a person's general susceptibility to anxiety.
  • Depression: Massage has been shown to reduce subclinical depression.