I had been a practicing massage therapist for over 10 years as a before the stones came into my life. At that time, I was a gratified massage therapist specializing in deep tissue massage, but I had sense that there was something missing from my work; something deeper, more intuitive and spiritual.
I was introduced to Stone Medicine in 2007 and since then, things have never been the same! I saw and experienced the huge benefits of offering stones for my clients and myself. Since then, I focused focused my practice by exclusively offering stone massage and Stone Medicine.
I am one of the most experienced stone massage providers in the Midwestern United States, having proudly earned the title of Stone Medicine Instructor and Master Lastone Therapist (LaStone is the original stone massage education provider in the modern world).
I am educated in many methods of safely offering stones to clients so that each client receives the most therapeutic benefit possible.
As a Stone Medicine instructor, I strive to pass on my love for working with the stones and for the ceremonies that are a part of Stone Medicine to each student.
I am passionate about passing on these teachings so that others in the future may continue to benefit from these incredible gifts of wellness and in passing on some of the ceremonial wisdom that is an integral part of Stone Medicine teachings.
“I feel like Stone Medicine has truly changed my entire life. Being blessed with learning these ancient traditions and trusted to carry them forward into the future has given my business and personal life new direction and focus. The stones have shown me how to let go and be open to the path that the Universe intends for me.”
As a Stone Medicine practitioner, I am focused on being “hollow” and listening to my client and the stones during each and every session. I love that Stone Medicine gives me a dialogue and tools for digging deeper to find the true roots of issues that may be causing physical or emotional distress. Each session is a unique dance between me and the client, the stones and the ancient ceremonies from which Stone Medicine comes.
“Many indigenous healing traditions teach the belief that everything has a spirit and wisdom…plants, rocks, dirt. The stones bring their unique spirit and wisdom to my sessions for each client. Sometimes, the session goes in the direction that I expected and sometimes, the stones walk us in a completely different direction! It is magical when this happens, because often it brings the client to an unexpected solution to their problem, or a solution to a problem that they didn’t know that they had.”
Being hollow and open to listening to the client and the stones and taking each moment and each breath one at a time are the central focal points that I strives to live and convey in my sessions and in my teaching.
Stone Medicine has taught me that each moment is a ceremony, and my goal is to help my clients and students make the most of the precious ceremony that is their lives by offering wellness and by helping them find moments of sacredness.