A native of Germany and graduate of the Esalen Institute massage program (Big Sur, California), I practiced massage therapy and energy work for 14 years in Bloomington, Indiana before relocating to the Pacific Northwest in 2014.
I invite you to feel more at home in your body, shifting beyond patterns of chronic stress, anxiety and pain to greater ease, clarity, and freedom – all within a therapeutic container of compassion and connection. I offer a unique blend of the flowing style of Esalen massage and customized treatment techniques (including Positional Release and Cranio Sacral), creating a session that is attuned to you.
In addition, I use touch-based Somatic Experiencing® (SE) and Transforming Touch® (TEB) to help you shift what has been “stuck” in your body for too long. I support your nervous system in recovering, repairing, and regrouping from trauma – thus supporting a greater sense of ease and choice in life.
I live on a sailboat, and in my free time, you’ll find me sailing and kayaking around the Salish sea, doing nature photography, snowshoeing and hiking in the Cascades, traveling on extended road trips to nature’s treasures, and practicing yoga. Most especially, I enjoy spending time with my two children.