My introduction to the profession of massage therapy
began 32 years ago while I was living in Hawaii. At
that time, I became acquainted with one of the Big
Island's renowned massage therapists, lovingly called
"Aunty Margaret" who taught me "Lomi
Lomi" massage. My experience with Aunty Margaret
led me to study with several "Kahunas" (Hawaiian
healers) including a legendary surfer named Rabbit
Kekai who taught me a technique termed the "Japanese
Ogasaki" technique. For the next 10 years, I
continued to study massage and worked with and under
several experts in massage therapy.
In addition, I continued expanding my professional
background by working with an osteopath and utilizing
my massage background to assist in the healing of
patients. Specifically, I worked with many patients
who had been in various types of accidents and learned
several techniques that helped alleviate their individual
struggles with pain.
During my first year as a licensed massage therapist,
I was introduced to Rolfing, a technique that I consider
to be the most sophisticated and all-encompassing
Rolfing technique on the planet! In 1988, I returned
to Newport Beach from Hawaii to pursue training in
this specialized field. And, in 1989, I opened my
office in Newport Beach to serve clients as a Rolfer
and overall Massage Therapist. And, over the last
20 years, I've kept active with advanced studies in
Rolfing and studies in NLP (Neurolinguist Programming).
I have been certified as an Integrative Coach by the
Debbie Ford Institute. Currently, I am studying materials
developed by Dr. Caroline Leaf who is a leading NeuroMetacognitive
Learning Specialist. Her studies involve brain research,
learning combined with spirituality.
My broad background in these healing modalities have
proven to be most rewarding in assisting my clients
to access their total mind/body/spirit connection.
It is my goal to help each individual client achieve
an optimum, balanced life through the techniques that
I have mastered.