I have been a practicing healer for over 25 years. During this time, I have learned various forms of Energy Healing, including Reiki, Unlimited Body®, and Classical Shamanic Healing from a diverse group of individuals across the United States as well as in Belize and Guatemala. In order to bring greater compassion, peace, and balance into the lives of others as well as to our local and global communities and to the Earth, in 2017, I decided to become a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT). Then, in 2018, I became a John F. Barnes Myofascial Release Approach® and a Jin Shin Do® Acupressure practitioner. I believe that, in order to find true balance in life, each person requires a network of support, which includes a variety of wellness practitioners. As an energy healer, I have been honored to touch the lives of many people and wanted to expand my assistance to others through additional healing modalities. So, I embarked upon the path of massage and acupressure. With all this in mind, I promise my clients and myself that I will continue to search for meaningful ways to be of such service.
I currently offer Swedish Massage using Neuromuscular Technique. I am also an accomplished Energy Healer using a variety of techniques. Recently, I received extended training in Jin Shin Do® Acupressure and the John F. Barnes Myofascial Release Approach® and will continue to expand my learning in these modalities in 2021.
After 9 years in the United States Army, I worked for over 20 years as a horticulturist, which gave me a profound experiential relationship with plants, the Earth, and many of nature's processes. I also have a Master's Degree in Anthropology from the University of Pittsburgh with a specialization in Medical Anthropology and Ethnobotanic Studies.
My spiritual practice guides my worldview, my actions, and my desire to assist others. Since I was a teenager, I have considered myself a philosophical Taoist. In 1994, I was initiated as a Classical Shaman. I have been practicing meditation, trance, and daily nature observation for over 25 years.
In my spare time, I garden, write, hike, take nature photos, read, and am learning Italian.
I am also currently working on a Native Medicinal Plants of Virginia database and Materia Medica.