Bio

I became a licensed therapist in 1998, while simultaneously studying nursing. I have since worked in luxury spas in London and New York City, and maintained a private practice for many years in Austin alongside alternative health care practitioners at Austin Health Associates. Working in concert with chiropractors helped me immensely to hone my rehabilitative skills.

In 2004, I attended Ball State University, earning a degree in Landscape Architecture. I have practiced landscape design in many capacities, and still maintain a private residential design practice. As of spring 2013, I live on and run a small organic farm, Whirlaway Farm & Garden, where, when I am not working on bodies, I can be found working the earth. How do the two disciplines relate? I thrive best when attending to the well-being of things, be they plants, animals, or human bodies. All things are more than the sum of their parts– I believe in leaving things better off than when I found them.

In 2008, I returned to Austin and settled into life as a luxury spa therapist, where I remained in high-demand by the clientele until my departure. Past Tense Bodywork represents my return to private practice, where I feel I can provide the type of customized, thoughtful work that is not always possible in a luxury spa environment.

I was raised by a massage therapist, and began receiving massage as an infant. I believe that being a second generation therapist has heavily informed my intuitive touch. I also was raised dancing, swimming and running. Between competing in triathlons as an adult, working as a welder and builder, and cubical life as a landscape architect, I can relate to most bodies in some capacity.

I am grateful to all of the wonderful clients who allow me to do this work and be a part of their lives and commitments to health and self-care. It is a great blessing to love ones work.

So deeply do I love my work, I often wish that I could get my hands on every last person I meet.

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