I was drawn to massage therapy by injuries (shoulder and hip), and to craniosacral therapy by relief from Temporomandibular Joint dysfunction (TMJ pain).
As a mom, I know first-hand the joys and demands motherhood brings, and I also understand a parent's concern for the health and well-being of their child. I enrolled into the Chicago School of Massage Therapy in 1996 and was certified in 1997. I became a Certified Infant Massage Instructor in 1998 and have taught over 150 families infant massage.
Continually seeking new ways to enhance the healing process, in 1998 I pursued education in craniosacral therapy through the Upledger Institute (CranioSacral Therapy I & II, SomatoEmotional Release I & II, CranioSacral Therapy for Pediatrics, and Mechanical Link I).
In 2003 I experienced my first Zero Balancing seminar and had the sense of "coming home" to the deepest level - bone and bone energy. In 2005 I
was Certified as a Practitioner in Zero Balancing through the Zero Balancing Association.
A treatment plan is based on listening to your needs and concerns, and incorporating the modalities which will best serve your goal to achieve optimum health.
Licensure & Certifications
Licensed by the State of Illinois in Massage Therapy
Certified Massage Therapist – Chicago School of Massage Therapy
Nationally Certified in Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCTMB)
Myofascial Therapy - Chicago School of Massage Therapy
Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI) - International Assoc. of Infant Massage
Certified in Pregnancy & Postpartum Massage – Bodywork for the Childbearing Year®
Certified as a Zero Balancing® Practitioner - Zero Balancing Association
I provide presentations & demonstrations to public libraries, private groups, and in corporate settings. Presentations can be on the benefits of infant massage for infants/children and parents, or various aspects of "Beneficial Bodywork" including Zero Balancing, stretching, self-care techniques, breath-work, etc.
Infant/Child Massage Instruction -
(Call for private & group instruction rates)
Parents learn the ancient art of
infant massage. In addition to strokes for the legs, abdomen, chest,
arms, hands, face, head and back, specific techniques are learned to
relieve gas/colic/constipation and for relaxation. Parents learn to
read baby's non-verbal cues to avoid over-stimulation thereby creating a
more content, obedient and confident child.
is a hands-on system designed to align your energy body with your physical structure. Simple yet powerful, it focuses on your whole person, even when addressing specific needs. Considered the leading edge of body/mind therapies, ZB moves beyond Western scientific approaches to body structure
by incorporating Eastern concepts of energy and healing.
Zero Balancing and CranioSacral therapy are received fully clothed, lying face-up on a massage table..
is the monitoring of the craniosacral rhythm to detect potential restrictions and imbalances. By using delicate manual techniques, problem areas are released to relieve undue pressure on the brain and spinal cord.
Therapeutic Massage (by referral only)
addresses specific areas of pain/discomfort utilizing neuromuscular (deep tissue) therapy, myofascial release, stretching, and Swedish circulatory strokes.
Hours by Appointment