Glad you're here! On this page you'll find a bit of my story surrounding my interest in health & wellness. Outside of the office you may see me photographing food & coffee, attending my kids' music and sporting events, walking trails with our pup and singing unapologetically in the car. My enthusiasm to share what noninvasive, complimentary care can do originates from my personal experiences. Healing traumatic brain injuries from sports and an auto accident, supporting pregnancies followed by recoveries from c-section and VBAC deliveries, and the emotional healing through times of divorce and assault are the most significant examples. Serving my community through heart-centered, intelligent wellness care is one way I've been celebrating with gratitude for nearly 20 years!
About your Wellness Practicioner...
the official stuff:
+Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science and Pre-Physical Therapy from the University of Kansas
+2 diplomas with honors in Therapeutic Massage totaling 1225 hours (BMSI Institute; WellSpring School of Allied Health)
+Certification as a level 3 Pranic Healer with additional certifications including kinesio-taping, IASTM and lymphatic drainage
+I am currently a candidate for certification for NeuroCoaching and as a NeurOptimal® Trainer.
As an undergraduate, I was inspired by a physical therapist's use of massage modalities which were gentler on the clients. Patients preferred the moderate intensity compared to traditional PT and and the freedom massage therapy gave them over their own treatment plan. With massage, a client can schedule any number of sessions depending on their goals with the guidance of the therapist. Working with the soft tissues of the body (fascia, muscle, tendons) I have assisted with faster healing, decreased inflammation and improvements with range of motion in joints, better breathing, and with pain and regularity of menstrual cycles.
Admittedly, while attending my first of two therapeutic massage programs I did not set out to include energy medicine as a part of my training. Little did I predict the extended blessings that would come by starting my family! With my first pregnancy it was mandated I switch from the deeper, hands-on courses to the safer-for-pregnant-bodies modality of Reiki. With the knowledge of the true meaning and process of working with Universal Energy/Life Force came the understanding it can greatly help heal in a hands-off approach. Soon after this intro to energy work, Pranic Healing entered my path and has been truly inspiring and life changing. GrandMaster Choa Kok Sui developed this modern-day practice from years of research and testing of the long established practices of yoga and Hindu traditions among other mind-body methods. It clears the energy pathways (the auras, chakras and meridians) to facilitate healing in the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual self.
Brain health quickly became a passion while witnessing the effects of dementia in my grandmother's later years coupled with my own experiences of traumatic brain injuries. Wanting to give my young son real actionable answers to his worried question, "How do I not end up like that?" as we walked the halls of the memory care unit, the journey for information began. Research and college course work in areas such as neurodiagnostic technology led to many valuable insights that instigate healthy habit change. However experience truly is the teacher! After sustaining a sport injury, traditional concussion/TBI protocol wasn't yielding good results for me, so I followed a recommendation for chiropractic care and neurofeedback. These delivered far better outcomes within a significantly shorter amount of time. I knew this technology of neurofeedback needed to be more available, not only for injuries but for enhancing the brain to balance itself to be flexible, resilient and efficient. Neurofeedback works with your brain giving it the information it needs to shift, organize and heal. Calming the central nervous system with neurofeedback allows healthier responses to daily situations and stressors. No diagnosis or injury required to brain train!