I have enjoyed a full time massage therapy practice since 1985. I studied bodywork immediately after graduating from college – with a degree in theater. I thought if I had a service such as massage, I wouldn’t have to wait tables for a living. I already knew I had a talent for healing with touch.
I began my massage studies in Philadelphia, PA, at the University City Arts League. A couple of years later, I returned to Oklahoma, then studied at Ozark Life Center in Fayetteville, AR.
Since that time I have augmented my training with many seminars, conferences and continuing education around the country. In my opinion, the human body is one of those subjects that the more you learn the more you realize how much you don’t know. It is a constant field of study.
Having begun my practice in the mid-1980’s I was a pioneer of massage therapy in Oklahoma City. I was a founding member of the Oklahoma Chapter of the American Massage Therapy Association in 1987 and remained a board member for more than 10 years, holding various offices.
During that time I coordinated two Four State AMTA Conferences providing continuing education for therapists and a full trade show. I was also an AMTA Examiner for many years, overseeing the testing of new members of both written and practical exams.
I became nationally certified by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork in 1993, soon after this accreditation was available to therapists. The NCBTMB has continuing education requirements to remain certified.
For me volunteer work has always been extremely fulfilling and gratifying. My volunteer efforts presently revolve around helping Oklahoma City to become a resilient, sustainable and thriving community. I am a member of the coordinating team of Transition OKC, a working program of Green Connections.
Sometimes it’s difficult for me to believe I’ve been doing massage for 30+ years. I still enjoy the work immensely and find it very satisfying. There’s nothing more rewarding than helping to relieve pain in others and helping to improve their quality of life. If you’re seeking a massage therapist, I would very much like to show you my skills as a licensed and certified body worker.
American Massage Therapy Association Awards
National Humanitarian Award, American Massage Therapy Association 1996
State Meritorious Award, American Massage Therapy Association Oklahoma Chapter 1990 & 1995