My parents were the children of pioneers. As farmers living miles from the nearest emergency,
medical facility, we relied on our own first aid. This was sometimes applied in life threatening
situations. This self reliance on basic medicine fostered my early interest in healing. My
grandmother had a well known ability to intuit when friends and family were in need. People who
knew her talked about her healing hands. My mother also shared this ability. My college
education focused on biology and anthropology. As I grew older I studied herbal medicine, and
then acupressure and massage. These modalities helped me with back injuries from physical
labor on the farm.
As I studied massage and practiced on hundreds of clients, the exchange of energy between
myself and my clients became more apparent. My subsequent studies have underscored the
importance of human touch and the wonderful healing that takes place when trust and care is
apparent in a session.
The alternative healing field has hughly expanded since I started studying it in 1972. We are
taking ancient knowledge and adding current science to expand this field at an ever expanding
rate. I have never stopped my studies and indeed consider each new client an opportunity to
learn more about healing. I'm thankful for my gifts and really enjoy working with people.
We are all in this boat called life, together. We need one another's help to heal ourselves and
our society. In my practice, I strive to be non judgemental of peoples traumas and health
challanges. The best way to approach work on a client is to listen carefully to there needs at
our interview, and continue to listen to their bodies while working with them. How else can one
heal another without listening?