From 2013-Present I’ve worked as a Licensed Massage & Bodywork Therapist (LMBT #13077), practicing Neuromuscular massage at Massage Spas, alongside Chiropractors, and at All Sport Muscle Therapy working on athletes. I grew dissatisfied with this intense approach that often left me with the feeling that I was fighting clients to relax, or working out their issues with force. I began studying gentler and more effective modalities for my continuing education.
In private practice I began using Freedom Bodywork as I began training with the renowned Trager practitioner, Nancy Weinberger. In 2015, I joined the 500 Hour Certification Program of Clinical Qi Gong with Master Michael Lomax, and have made great leaps in my understanding of energetics and healing on the spiritual level. Since 2016, after a transformative study abroad program in Japan, I have committed to working on a deeper level and use only the most effective techniques to reach a complete state of well-being and peace. The most important lesson I learned from the Japanese was that we choose to be either in Harmony with Nature or against Nature. I refined my approach to have all techniques and sessions aimed at harmonizing with these principles. The result is returning to our original nature of peace, contentment, and relaxation.
I completed my undergraduate studies in Philosophy Magna Cum Laude in Spring 2017, which helped me clarify my understanding that the way we view reality and the philosophies we hold create our experience. In order to shape our experience and have a more wholesome life, we need to uncover our long held beliefs and views of reality for examination.
After graduation I broadened my understanding of the healing arts through travel in Brasil and Peru in the Summer of 2017. I worked with Shamans in the Amazon of Peru and the plant medicines of Mother Ayahuasa, Sapo, Kambo, Nunu, and San Pedro. These medicines further expanded and shattered many perceptions I had of reality, and helped me let go of a lot of stagnant energies and weights in my soul.
In 2018 my goals were to complete Certification as Clinical Qi Gong Healer and seek more opportunities to revolutionize the paradigm of health here in the U.S. I have shifted to working on Healcyon full time, and my vision for a better model for a wellness center is starting to take root. I spent a month in Chicago, Seattle, and Portland, which gave me new perspectives and a lot of important feedback from the amazing people I met.
2019 has found me at the end of a cycle. I completed my Qi Gong Certification, and am solidly on track to become a teacher in whatever ways I can to serve the World! This was best exemplified in my travels during the Summer, where I spent all of July living a Monastic Life at the Southern Shaolin Temple in Putian, China. After that experience, I was invited to be an instructor at a World CitiZen summer camp for youth ages 11-16. I got to teach movements, traditional Chinese culture, and even Philosophy! A truly rich and rewarding experience, I now aim to supplement my Bodywork and Healing practice with more teaching opportunities and classes.
I have a private practice at Armonia Health LLC since July 2020 where I offer a range of bodywork techniques for each unique individual as well as a more energetic approach based on Qi Gong practice called Taoist Neuro-Energetic Therapy. In 2021, I have also offered Chinese Ba Zi astrology workshop, Philosophy of Massage: Flowing with the Elements for practitioners, Spiritual Guidance sessions, private instruction in Qi Gong, and Elemental combo sessions with Li-Lan. I have also been a special guest on Li-Lan’s Embodying Yin in Action webinar series co-presenting on Guan Yin’s Enlightenment Day, which is available on Armonia Health’s YouTube Channel.
I was interviewed by Heidi Kirby’s Secrets to a Healthy Lifestyle Summit in August 2021 on the importance of spirituality for health and the tools I offer: