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Your nervous system sets tone and awareness everywhere in your body.

If your nerves are on-alert as the result of stress, pain, anxiety, habit or dysfunction, your body will not be able to relax or function optimally.

My work focuses on soothing, balancing and integrating your nervous system and muscular-skeletal processes and is specific and deeply relaxing.

Each session is unique to your needs drawing on the following techniques.

This technique uses slow-static pressure to make your nervous system aware of areas of localized tension (trigger points). Once these areas come back on the radar, your own body will reset it’s tension levels to release the trigger points and the pain they cause.
Craniosacral therapy accesses deep layers of rest and healing in your body and works with your body’s own rhythms to unwind tension and restore balanced alignment. It can be especially helpful for injury or issues in your head, jaw, neck, spine and sacrum as well as emotional or endocrine imbalances.
If your fascia becomes tight or sticky, it will hold you in an uncomfortable position and limit your range of motion-much like sitting in an awkward chair. Myofascia deep tissue technique un-sticks areas of the body locked into chronically painful movement patterns. Yoga and facilitated movement are vital for best outcomes, when combined with structural bodywork


Give your horse the best life possible.

Equine massage is the therapeutic application of massage techniques developed and used for human athletes, applied to the horse. It has been credited with increasing performance level, competitiveness and endurance. In addition, massage assists in prevention of debilitating muscular injuries and in speeding injury recovery time. Benefits are most notable in improved performance as well as injury prevention to the horse.

Integrated treatment for your horse drawing on the following techniques.

Acupressure is a therapy developed over 5,000 years ago that applies precise finger placement and pressure over specific points along the body. These points follow specific channels or meridians – the same channels used in acupuncture.  Acupressure may be used alongside other styles of massage therapy or as a complement to chiropractic care.


  • Relieve stress, tension and anxiety
  • Improve sleep
  • Relax muscles and joints
  • Sooth the pain and discomfort of competition or other injury
  • Improve digestive issues
  • Minimize headaches
  • Alleviate chronic pain

In additon, acupressure stimulates the body’s circulatory, lymphatic and hormonal systems. It also helps the function of the immune system and the body’s natural ability to heal itself.

Equine acupressure works well as a stand alone treatment or  integrated with neuromusculat and swedish therapy.

This technique uses slow-static pressure to help the horse’s nervous system release areas of localized tension (trigger points). Once these areas come back on the radar, the horse’s  own body will reset it’s tension levels to release the trigger points and the pain they cause

    Neuromuscular therapy is integrative with acupressure and equine swedish massage.

    Swedish massage techniques include circular pressure applied by the hands and palms, firm kneading, percussion-like tapping, bending and stretching.  The primary goal of the Swedish massage is to relax the entire body. This is accomplished by rubbing the muscles with long gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart.  Swedish massage is exceptionally beneficial for increasing the level of oxygen in the blood, decreasing muscle toxins, improving circulation and flexibility while easing tension.

    Swedish massage integrates well with neuromuscular therapy and equine acupressure.