I was a printmaker at Lane Community College in Eugene, Oregon. After sitting on hard metal stools for many hours a day, my back started to show signs of repetitive use injury. I decided to take a class in Massage Therapy to relieve some of my pain symptoms. After a very short time, I realized that I enjoyed giving massage as much as receiving it. I was so impressed by the results from Massage Therapy, I wanted to make Massage Therapy my career. My instructor at Lane Community College offered me a job as a Massage Therapist and assistant in a Physical Therapy Clinic upon graduation. After eight years in this position, my husband and I moved to Lake Oswego. I started my own business, Core Body Works, and have been practicing massage ever since. I have completed an extensive number of hours of continued education. These include: Psychology of Touch, Muscle Release Technique, Fibromyalgia, Muscle Pain and Dysfunction, Polarity Therapy, Shiatsu, Reflexology and Reiki.
I blend an array of massage techniques to improve overall well-being, assist in stress reduction and treat pain or injury.
My techniques include:
- Deep tissue massage
Trigger point therapy
What to Expect in a Therapeutic Session:
Typically, a whole-body massage session is very useful bringing a relaxing quality to the body. However, I feel that my style of bodywork is best utilized in addressing particular 'areas' or ‘focal points’ that we determine during the session. By allowing the time to focus on these areas, I hope to provide a unique, individualized experience. This is very much part of a process that can take more than one session. Patients referred by a physician, with a specific medical referral would receive a more targeted session consistent with the treatment plan.