Who I am: my training & my philosophy

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My training

I have been fascinated by human health for as long as I can remember. After studying biology in college and working in public health, I studied massage with Green Mountain Institute for Integrative Therapy in 2009 and am certified by the organization Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals.  I am also a certified Level 2 Reiki practitioner in the Usui lineage.

The massage I practice is both relaxing and invigorating, informed by

  • Swedish massage
  • Acupressure
  • sports massage
  • trigger point therapy
  • myofascial release
  • craniosacral therapy
  • deep tissue massage

as well as the many-faceted quality of “being present.”  The flow that results from this massage creates  lasting relaxation and possibilities for deep healing.  I studied Herbal medicine at Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism in 2010-11 which informs my understanding of the human body in health and disease.  I have also been a student of Sound Balancing with Eileen McKusick and Body Centered Therapy with Sandra Morningstar.

Want more?  Check out my  massage resume


 

My philosophy

Greenheart’s driving force is this:  We are living in times of great change, and our Green planet Earth is what’s at the Heart of the matter.  Both at the heart of the current crisis of the times we live in, and also at the heart of the healing that is needed.  We humans need to help heal the earth, and the earth will help heal our species.

Integral to all I do is the awareness of the stressful times in which we live on a personal level, and the planetary need for healing. My means of doing this is through personal healing, and through doing healing work, person by person.

Towards these ends, I continue to study herbal medicine with the many amazing teachers who seem to congregate here in central Vermont.  I practice primitive skills like fire-by-friction, willow basketry, archery and hide tanning to raise my own level of awareness and connection to the earth.  These skills will help sustain us and the generations to come, until petro-chemicals are a distant memory.

I also garden herbs and vegetables and raise Nigerian Dwarf dairy goats.  They are a miniature breed with a lot of personality and provide endless entertainment.  Who needs TV when you have goats to watch?!

I look forward to working with you!