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Oakland Manual Therapy
Through my intuition and passion for healing, my extensive bodywork training and years of clinical experience, I have developed a unique and interactive bodywork style. My collaborative approach brings clients into active and conscious partnership with their bodies and together we work to restore somatic function that lasts and gets them moving in their body again with ease.
I have had a long and eclectic work experience - from sports therapy clinics and chiropractic offices to New Age conference centers and world-class spas. I have lead the AIDS Lifecycle massage team for several years, and have volunteered at non-profits providing manual therapy to under-served populations. I have taught Sports and Orthopedic Massage courses at several schools in the Bay Area since 2000, including the McKinnon Institute in Oakland, the Hendrickson Method Institute in Berkeley and at the San Francisco School of Massage.
Training & Gratitude
I have benefitted greatly from working with many amazing teachers and mentors in my 25 years of healing work. Central among these has been my training with the renowned Dr. Tom Hendrickson from 2001 to 2007. Initially I completed the core, two-year manual therapy program at Dr. Hendrickson's Hendrickson Method Institute. I then had the privilege of being mentored directly by Dr. Hendrickson for an additional two years. In 2006 and 2007, I became an instructor at the Institute along side Dr. Hendrickson. The Hendrickson Method (HM) has had a profound impact on my bodywork career, my life, and the lives of my clients and students. I am profoundly grateful to Dr. Hendrickson for his amazing method and his life-changing mentorship.
In addition, I am also immensely grateful to David Wienstock, the founder of NeuroKinetic Therapy (NKT) for the gift of this remarkable technique, his teaching and the outstanding community of bodyworkers David has developed.
I also enjoy the benefits of meditation, loves the outdoors, and is a life long student of healing, the human body and awakening consciousness.