Specialty: Oncology Massage Therapy, Reflexology, Myofascial Therapy Education/Training: B.S. in Physical Education, 1200 hour Certification from the Muscular Therapy Institute, International Institute of Reflexology Certifications: National Certification Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, Oncology Massage Years in practice: Since 1984 Years at MGHCC: Since 2004
What drew you to your specialty? I have always had an interest in anatomy and the body.
What is your favorite part of your job? Seeing the change in my patients after receiving the healing work of my hands. It is very gratifying to witness a decrease in anxiety, tension and pain in my patients. Seeing a smile return to their face is the best!
What would you like to tell patients and their families about integrative therapies and your specialty? I have been an educator for over 30 years. I enjoy teaching patients self-care strategies that empower them to decrease tension and pain in their bodies.