I am a licensed Massage Therapist living in Brownsville, Oregon. I have been doing body work since 1987 and after nearly 36 years still love what I do. My years of experience have been heavily seasoned with continuing education allowing me to approach each session armed with an assortment of techniques to utilize. Not only do I know that every body is unique, I have yet to see one that isn't a miracle!
I maintained a private practice in California for 27 + years ~ and had the great privilege of sustaining working relationships with some of my clients for that entire time! They were not just my clients, they were (are) my friends. In 1998 I moved to the island of Hawaii and, for a 3 month period, once again. became a student of massage. This time was spent studying cervical issues (TMJ dysfunction, whiplash, etc.) and preparing for the Hawaii State Licensing Exam. After obtaining my Hawaii license I secured a massage position at the Four Seasons Resort. It is here I was introduced to Hot Stone Treatments and the joy of working in truly beautiful surroundings.
After 2.5 years in Hawaii I returned to my home town of Los Gatos, California. There, with the love and support of my family & friends, I re-established my private practice. When moving out of the area became a possibility, I added working at The Spa of Los Gatos into the mix to brush up on my spa services.
I moved to Brownsville in September of 2016 and opened The Balancing Point in February of 2017. I moved my practice from down town to my office home in December 2019. I am a member of the Brownsville Chamber of Commerce, and currently sit on the boards of Parks & Open Space and Friends of The Brownsville Library.
In addition to body work I am an avid gardener incorporating permaculture and regenerative practices in transforming what was once all lawn into a thriving food forest and place of beauty. I am also a potter and an avid reader.
I look forward to meeting you and until then...
Breathe ~ Relax ~ Let Go