I am interested in the healing process—what needs to be present for our bodies and minds to embrace our own healing. Bodywork is part of my spiritual practice working with the sacred territory of the human body. I am a Registered Craniosacral Therapist, completing a 2 year national training program and am certified with the Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Association of North America. Craniosacral work focuses on the nervous system to ease tensions and undo patterns of stress and pain. I find craniosacral work combined with muscle massage and deeper touch, to bring deep relaxation and lasting pain relief. I have advanced certifications in Bodywork for Injury Recovery and am passionate about working with people recovering from surgery and injury. I help clients find a pace that gives their body time to heal, while gently working to improve comfort, range of motion and strength. I am certified in Swedish and Deep tissue massage, and Phenomenal Touch techniques. I have extended my studies with training in Balinese, Chinese, Thai, sports massage and polarity. I listen to what your body needs then design a session to create relaxation and restoration. Sessions include the flowing strokes of Swedish, deep tissue massage, assisted stretching and craniosacral work to bring relief and address the source of pain. Sessions bring body awareness that helps you reconnect with your own healing process. My healing work extends into the community as a volunteer with the Santa Cruz Threshold Singers where I sing at the bedsides of hospice patients and those recovering from illness and surgery. I also teach art and writing and encourage the artist inside each of us, however it wishes to be expressed.