I have always enjoyed working with people; helping and serving alongside Veterans in Colorado, tutoring inner-city kids, volunteering weekly at Care Pregnancy Center, as well as doing mission work in Africa, Mexico and the Philippines. When I injured my back from a fall on the ice in 2006, I knew I didn't want to rely on muscle relaxers and pain medicine long term so I began a journey of pain management through learning about natural methods of healing through massage, chiropractic adjustments, acupuncture, essential oils, exercise and nutrition. This journey led to healing and strength in my body and mind and even brought me closer to God.
In 2015 I went back to school to be a Massage Therapist. I wanted a career that would bring physical and emotional healing in people’s lives, a career that would allow me to be a blessing to God and to others.
I use a combination of Swedish and Deep tissue massage incorporating hot stones and myofascial cupping when needed, so that you experience a deep relaxation and relief from the stresses of everyday life. I provide custom tailored massage based on what your body needs. Whether you are an athlete in training, putting in long hours in front of a computer, expecting a baby, or just living life to the fullest, I can help you achieve vitality and health through massage. I strongly believe that massage is not a luxury, but rather an important maintenance for the body, mind and soul.
MS, RD, LDN
Specialties: Eating Disorders and Intuitive Eating
As a registered dietitian and nutrition therapist, I am passionate about helping others live a more fulfilled life through healing their relationship to food and their body. I believe in a life of freedom-- free from dieting, food rules, restrictions, rigidity, compulsions, and shame.
I help people learn how to reestablish trust in their innate ability and wisdom to nourish their bodies, find joyful movement that fits their lifestyle, and learn how to show compassion and respect to their bodies just as it is. I take a holistic approach to wellness that focuses on each person’s unique lifestyle and behaviors that support their goals for overall mental, emotional, and physical well-being.
I have a Bachelors of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics from Texas Tech University and a Masters of Science in Applied Nutrition and Dietetics from Louisiana Tech University. I specialize in eating disorder recovery, Intuitive Eating, and body image healing from a Health At Every Size® (HAES) perspective.
General Integrative Massage
Prenatal and Postpartum Massage and Care
I became a massage/bodywork therapist and homeopath because of my passion for caring for others as well as my experience with childhood trauma and loss. I was raised by a Professor of Physiology, and so have always been fascinated by how our bodies work, our miraculous resilience, and our ability to heal even when we have been deeply hurt. I also have a deep love for nature, and so when I found myself crippled by anxiety and grief I sought healing through natural methods. I found relief from my suffering in gentle, safe, nurturing touch during massage school. In 1996 I became a licensed massage therapist and started what is now Flourish Wellness, LLC.
Sometimes our hurt is physical, and sometimes it is mental and emotional. Whatever the case, we can hold pain and trauma in our bodies. That suffering can lead us to make choices that create more pain and trauma. Massage therapy/bodywork can help relieve your pain, release trauma, and help you deeply relax so that you can find balance and heal. I provide a safe environment for people to experience professional, healing touch as well as active listening and positive support. Rather than being a “rub a dub masseuse”, I enjoy developing lasting relationships with my clients and helping them achieve better health and well being and a rich quality of life. My training includes both traditional and non-traditional methods. I completed my traditional training at Blue Cliff School of Therapeutic Massage in 1995, where I learned Swedish, Deep Tissue, Neuromuscular techniques, and more. Over the years I have expanded my training to include Cranio sacral/Core Synchronism, Natural Therapeutics, and in 2018 I began offering specialized Prenatal and Postpartum services.
In addition, I earned a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Dance from the University of New Mexico in 2007. In 2015 I completed the Ally Ford Yoga Alliance 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Course and became a registered yoga teacher. I bring a lifetime of experience in dance, athletics, yoga, and martial arts to my practice as a massage therapist and use all of this to help serve my clients.
I am also trained as a Classical Homeopathic Practitioner. Homeopathy is a holistic, natural modality that uses minute doses of natural medicines, called remedies, to stimulate the body's natural healing response. As a homeopath I do not seek to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease, but rather understand and unconditionally accept each person I am working with and help them find a remedy that will help them be restored to health. Homeopathy can be used to help with many of the issues that over the counter medicines are used for, such as stress, insomnia, colds, flus, allergies, arthritis, muscle pain, and teething.
I became a homeopathic patient in 2002 and was astounded by how gently, effectively, and quickly I found relief from my anxiety, grief, and deep seated chronic physical issues. I did not know what homeopathy was or how it worked, but over time I found the “proof was in the pudding” and I could not argue with the results and how much better I felt. I was able to live a more normal life free from the crippling panic attacks and grief that haunted my life from my childhood trauma and loss. When the opportunity arose to study Homeopathy with Dr Doug Falkner, MD, MHOM, I took it. Under his careful supervision I apprenticed to learn the principles of homeopathy and become an objective, compassionate observer so that I can serve my clients well. As a homeopathic practitioner I am daily humbled and amazed at the ability of this simple modality to help my clients can enjoy better health, more energy, more ease, and a better quality of life.
I am blessed to do this work. I am honored to walk beside individuals and families on their journey from surviving to thriving. I am passionate about educating and promoting healthy families through natural health care. I believe that close, healthy families form the foundation of a healthy community, and am excited to join with the Clint Davis Holistic Center to help make our community stronger.