Licensed Massage Therapist
Certified Yoga Teacher
BodyMind Coaching Practitioner
I’m a Massage Therapist and a Yoga Teacher that uses BodyMind Coaching to help my clients get lasting relief from chronic stress.
After spending several years hunching over a desk trying to meet ever-shortening deadlines, I developed wrist and shoulder pain. It was quite a journey to resolve the pain, but it led me to trying out massage for my own pain, then to studying massage. I completed my initial Massage Therapy education at Parkland College and I’ve been a Massage Therapist since 2013.
But I was still stressed out all the time. I had thought that if I got rid of the stressful job, I’d be much less stressed. I also noticed that while my clients would feel AMAZING after their massage, over the next hours or days or weeks, little bits of stress would pile back in. And the next time I saw them, they’d have the same stress and pain patterns.
What if you could hang on to that post-massage amazing feeling a little longer? What if you could create that feeling within yourself between massages?
The thing is, stressful things are always going to happen. You can’t escape stress, but you can learn to manage your reaction to it, so when stressful things pop up, your day doesn’t get derailed.
That’s why, to help you learn to take better care of yourself every single day, instead of just when you come in for your massage, I’ve added Yoga and BodyMind Coaching to my services at Restoring Balance.
BodyMind Coaching combines massage and/or yoga with a structured coaching conversation to address the physical, mental, and emotional aspects of stress and pain to help move you toward living with more ease in your life.
You probably know all of the things you are supposed to do (including putting you first) to live the life you want, but it’s not so easy to put those things into practice. You don’t have to do it alone.
Are you ready to make changes so you can live your life with more ease and actually make time for yourself? Start here.
- The Kaivalya Yoga Method Yoga Teacher Training, 500-hour, 2017
- Aromahead Institute, Aromatherapy Certification, 2015
- Parkland College, Massage Therapy Certification, 2013
- University of Pittsburgh, Bachelor of Arts, 2005
Massage Continuing Education
- BodyMind Coaching- Laura Wieck
- Oncology Massage Therapy: Caring for Clients with Cancer- Tracy Walton
- Barefoot Basics (Ashiatsu)- DeepFeet
- Fijian Barefoot Massage- Christyn Rittenhouse
- AshiThai- DeepFeet
What’s your favorite thing about your job?
I used to be stressed out all the time, always wishing it was Friday! Massage Therapy, Yoga, and BodyMind Coaching has helped me learn to take care of myself and I love helping others do the same. It’s pretty cool to be part of the transition from visibly stressed or worn down to completely at-ease and ready to take on the world.
What do you love about the community here?
I love the small town feel, without being too small. Plus it’s really easy to get around. I’m originally from Pittsburgh, PA and it used to take close to an hour to get to work everyday!
What’s your favorite local lunch place?
Pekara Bakery and Bistro. Their Carrot Cake and Roasted Red Pepper Soup are amazing!
In pain from sitting at a computer all week? Stressed?
Get some relief.