We all have multiple issues in our life experience massage and bodywork help. From being in some serious car accidents to managing chronic pain involved with a life-long autoimmune disease, massage has helped me tremendously over the years. One particular example involves growing up with a severe condition of scoliosis. I received corrective surgery, which, although successful, left noticeable nerve damage and chronic muscle discomfort. This experience sent me searching for relief that would have long-lasting effects. Through combining bodyweight exercises, stretching, and regular massage, I found the much-needed relief and achieved greater strength and flexibility surprising even my doctors. This journey led me to research the medical implications of receiving regular massage as part of a healthcare system.
I spent years researching how massage positively affects all areas of the body. It was during a brief stint in Thailand that I experienced first-hand the altering effects of Reflexology. In 2010, I graduated from Iowa College of Natural Health, a school focused on clinical massage. It was at this point that MASSAVEDA was born, Sanskrit for “the knowledge of touch.”
A list of my specialties is found on the homepage, but the real point is, if your body is hurting or facing stress, I can help. My experience gives me an insider’s perspective that works towards finding a customized method of treatment for everyone. Married to that is my unusual innate sense of touch mixed with empathy about pain people experience.
I am a member of the Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP) and licensed by the State of Iowa. I am also certified in whiplash recovery through NMT Midwest, Medical Massage through Ralph Stephens, and Manual Lymphatic Drainage – Vodder Method through Klose Training.
Passions include traveling, delectable food and wine, piano, photography, volunteer work, art and music. I am wife to the fabulous artist John Phillip Davis and living the dream with our dog, Jack. My favorite thing is watching a person in pain transform and embrace healing.