From Lori…

Hi!  Where to begin…

I began my obsession with health and wellness after experiencing my first professional massage at 16 years of age.  It changed how I was in my body immediately.  I have always been a person who feels a lot, maybe that’s why I’m so sensitive to physical pain.  The feeling I experienced after that massage was bliss.  I remember asking my mom to go back often.  Even as a poor college kid, I somehow found a way to scrape up enough money to get a massage every once in awhile.  Back then it was such a treat.  Now it’s a way of life.  I also tried to go to the local coop as much as money would allow in those days.  I just somehow gravitated toward natural, health and holistic living.  In the natural progression of things, I just started researching natural health on my own.  This was also the time of my first major step into adulthood as a dog mama!  My obsession with animals came way before my path to wellness.  I went to the shelter every chance I got.  I even came home with a rescue one day (and that boy became my parents love).  A year into college was when I took the leap of adopting my soul dog Baba at the tender age of 19.  She got to experience my love of wellness as well.  I cooked and even juiced for her!  She lived to the fantastic age of 14 (although I would have preferred forever).

After we made the journey out West, I decided to move toward bodywork instead of the traditional route of graduate school with my Psychology Degree.  Massage had always been such a transcendent experience for me and I wanted to provide that for others.  After discovering John Barnes Myofascial Release I realized the power of bodywork therapy to heal emotional and physical trauma.  I was so excited to come to the releasing of trauma through our body mind connection.  It combined my traditional degree with my bodywork training to shift and eradicate our pain patterns.