My family moved to Bothell/Kirkland from Las Vegas when I was 9. We have been in the Northwest ever since, and I
love it here. My soul resonates with the beautiful landscape and the loveliness of the colors and change of the seasons.
I graduated top of my class from Renton Technical College,
and have been licensed and practicing since 2007. I have always been fascinated by the human body and try to take every opportunity
to increase the knowledge I have already gained. I have always received great joy from using my knowledge to help
people feel better and lead healthier and happier lives. I love helping people feel good, it's just what I do.
When I was younger I would give family members neck and shoulder
rubs to make them feel better. Later when I was trying to figure out my career path, my mom reminded me of this, and that
is when I decided I would pursue massage therapy. After massage school, I decided I wanted to do more than your
everyday type of fluffy relaxation massage. I have taken many additional training hours since becoming licensed to better
understand and work with orthopedic conditions. I utilize an integrative approach to healing musculoskeletal pain and
trauma; my emphasis is on pain management, rehabilitation, and injury prevention. Some of the modalities I use are:
myofascial release, postural integration (PI), structural integration, neuromuscular massage, and muscle energy technique.
I opened Shangri-La Massage
Therapy in March of 2008 after working at other clinics. I am now achieving my goal of running and working
at a clinic with wellness and healing in mind. In 2011, I hired my first staff and moved into a larger space with more
than one room. I have been blessed to make it as far as I have--even more so to have continued growth in my professional and
personal life. I am doing what I feel I am meant to do in
life, and I wouldn't have it any other way.
In my spare
time I enjoy camping and hiking with my Husband and almost 2yo Son. I am also an avid reader and play the occasional
online video game. Family is very important to me, I enjoy spending as much time as I can with my parents, siblings, and their
I am focusing on being a mom and work life balance. I work 3 days a week-mostly
with exhisting clients, but always welcome new bodies on my table.
I look forward to
being a part of your healing and feel-good process, and I hope to see you on my table soon.