I initiated and ran the Flagstaff Athletic Club massage program from 1984-1994 and left to work on the W.L.Gore massage team and for several chiropractors. I then returned to the Club's two locations in 1998 and served as the massage team's Coordinator until 2016. I have also maintained a private office as well in downtown Flagstaff since 1987. In November, 2015, I completed training in Compassionate Touch work for the elderly, chronic pain sufferers, dementia and hospice patients. I was employed by one of the Hospice organizations here in Flagstaff and treated patients in facilities, in private homes, and at my office. I am now seeing only private pay patients while I try to secure grant funding to work on all those patients who may need this service, despite their financial situation. I love working closely with a variety of health professionals, such as physicians, physical therapists, chiropractors, counselors, and hospice to provide quality coordinated care for our mutual patients. I also fuse my two loves of teaching and bodywork by presenting numerous seminars and classes in introductory massage, self-care, personal growth, and self-discovery and Compassionate Touch work.
I feel that I easily combine my fields of interest and expertise to provide a holistic approach for the restoration of health to the mind/body/spirit/emotions of each client for each session. I tend to specialize in arthritic problems, chronic pain, injuries and debilitating conditions, sexual abuse, and other emotionally-based issues, such as physical or emotional trauma, grief, and PTSD, as well as elder-related problems. My clients range from infants to the elderly, and I willingly adapt to meet the needs of the individual.