LMT, CDT, KTCP
Call: (907) 727-2596
Graduating from the National Massage Therapy Institute in Anchorage, Alaska in 2003, I have pursued a lifelong passion for education in my professional life, holding several certifications in advanced massage and manual therapy.
In 2008 I attended the Vodder School of North America and became a fully certified combined decongestive therapist (CDT). I worked for a local physical therapy company for seven years, building the Valley’s treatment options for patients with lymphedema. I treat primary and secondary lymphedema, cancer related, post-mastectomy, and post-operative related edemas with gentle care and skill.
With several years of experience in a clinical physical therapy setting, I am familiar with treating both chronic and acute, complex orthopedic conditions. My focus is always to return you to your body’s natural, neutral position and then to work with you to learn what the best way is to keep you there. I offer clients a combination of experienced bodywork, practical self-care skills and education on how you can maintain the benefits of orthopedic massage after your visit. I enjoy working with other healthcare providers to help resolve soft tissue restrictions and injuries, improve mobility, increase activity levels, and restore quality of life.
I am a current State of Alaska Board of Massage Therapy member who finds public service both rewarding and challenging. Many issues face our profession and I have enjoyed working to find solutions that help advance massage therapy in Alaska for all of us.
I am a past board member of the American Massage Therapy Association Alaska Chapter . This volunteer organization works to advance the art, science and practice of massage therapy. As a board member and the education chair, I have worked to bring massage therapy education locally to our members and massage community at large. I believe that the “education” of a new therapist is just beginning of a life-long learning process.I want to make sure all therapists have the ability to continue to grow and develop over the course of their careers.
As an Alaskan born and mostly raised in the Eagle River area, I have a large family that I enjoy getting to spend time with. They live in many parts of the state so we do our best to not just see our backyard but spend time in different places and the unique spaces Alaska offers its residents.
In my free time (when I’m not with family!) I enjoy finding humor in everyday life, traveling and photography as well as continuing to learn and evolve as a therapist through education.
Valley Orthopedic Massage and Wellness
1700 E. Bogard Rd.
Suite 203 A
Wasilla, AK 99654
Call: (907) 727-2596