In 2013, J was on the cusp of a budding career in the nonprofit sector when they made a split decision to attend the Pittsburgh School for Massage Therapy. Serendipitously, this turned out to be one of the best choices they ever made.
J lives with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and has for most of their life. Attending school for massage therapy was an opportunity to learn to give and receive positive touch, and became a pivotal part of their healing journey.
Now, J realizes the power of simply holding space for others. Their highest goal is to create a safe, supportive, therapeutic environment and to be a witness of and facilitator for healing.
J feels thinks that the human body, mind, and spirit are an interlocking riddle, and that massage therapy is one fascinating way to interact with it. Because of this, Jtakes an integrative approach to massage, combining the full scope of their knowledge when working with clients to achieve their treatment goals.
J loves using energy and body work as tools to help clients reach all kinds of objectives- from the mechanical (such as greater physical mobility or decreased pain) to the emotional and spiritual (such as processing trauma and grief).
J practices the following modalities:
- Manual Lymphatic Drainage
- Thai Massage
- Other generalized energy work
- Swedish Massage
- Neuromuscular Therapy
- Pregnancy Massage
- Gua Sha
- Sports Massage