I am a Denver Native with a bachelor’s degree in education from Metro State College. I began studying human massage therapy in 1982 while working as a fitness director at The Denver Sporting Club. Over the years I have had the opportunity to use my massage skills in a variety of situations. I have taught massage therapy for Community College of Denver, and had the privilege of developing and directing, a massage program that was launched in January of 2002 at Denver Career College. I worked at Craig Hospital on spinal cord and traumatic brain injured patients and also owned my own day spa in Littleton Colorado.
In 2009 my work took a dramatic shift when I trained at CSU in their first ever canine medical massage program. I was able to combine my love of bodywork with another passion in my life which is animals. After completing the coursework at CSU I continued my studies and became certified in both canine and equine massage through the Rocky Mountain School of Animal Acupressure and Massage. I have devoted the past four years to both teaching and working with private animal clients. Partnering with veterinary medicine, my soft tissue work helps animals increase range of motion and mobility. My specialty is working with senior and athletic dogs.
I am a co-author of a book with Dr. Narda Robinson entitled: Canine Medical Massage: Techniques and Applications.
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