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If you have chronic stress, headaches, chronic neck and shoulder pain, sciatica, chronic low back and hip pain, chronic fatigue syndrome, or fibromyalgia and you live in West Michgan; I can help.

Chronic pain affects the body differently than the acute pain of an injury (even if it began as an injury), and you need someone who knows the difference. Massage and bodywork techniques must be modified for fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, chronic headaches, chronic sciatica, or any other chronic pain in order to prevent pain flares, inflammation, and exhaustive fatigue.

I've been helping clients manage chronic pain and stress in the greater Grand Rapids area with massage therapy, bodywork, energy work, and aromatherapy since 2005.

My Philosophy

Your body is unique, and so is your pain. You respond to massage and bodywork differently than anybody else. I first assess, and then address, the unique way your body manifests its symptoms and responds to treatment with a wide variety of techniques.

Being trained in aromatherapy as well as a large number of massage, bodywork, and energetic modalities allows me to find the combination of techniques that you respond to best. It also allows me to work with your body instead of against it, which is crucial for anyone with chronic pain. Combining relaxation and therapeutic techniques in an integrated massage helps to harmonize your body, mind, and spirit, and facilitates your body's natural ability to heal itself.

No one therapist is right for every client. It is important to find a therapist who is a good fit; personality is important, but even more so is their knowledge of and experience in treating your symptoms and pain patterns.


“The healing journey consists largely of achieving balance so as to allow grace to flow.” ~ Caroline Myss


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