Yellow Springs, Ohio1971
A two-evening Swedish Massage class, given by a European woman named Danielle, started my ongoing interest in massage therapy. I practiced informally with students and friends.
Ben Lomond, California1975-1985
I continued to practice informally with friends, and received massage therapy and bodywork sessions somewhat regularly.
1985 to present
Private practice in massage therapy
1997 to present
Writing about massage therapy, and some coaching
Felton, CaliforniaCirca 1984
Weekend workshop in Orthobionomy with Denise Deig
I worked closely with chiropractor Makiya Roma DC doing massage therapy in her office.
Member of Redwood Therapy Center, a health collective with ten members. The center offered chiropractic, massage therapy, psychotherapy, and acupuncture.
Bonny Doon, California1985
Graduated as a Certified Massage Practitioner (CMP) from The Santa Cruz Holistic Health Institute (renamed Cypress Health Institute). Integral Massage was taught by Susan Mathews Scott and Richard Scott. Larry Bernstein and Shari Rose taught Polarity Therapy.
Returned to Cypress Health Institute to assist in one massage certification training.
Santa Cruz, CaliforniaCirca 1989
Twin Lakes College of Healing Arts: Anatomy class with acupuncturist Richard Shwery
Did massage therapy in office of chiropractor Gregory Pouls DC and work closely with Greg.
Study of Bodywork, Energy Work, and MovementI studied Karate for six years with Sensei Clinton Mosely and earned a green belt.
Intensive eight-month training in Radiance Breathwork through the Hendricks Institute
Level One Reike with Deborah Allen, graduate Barbara Brennan School of Healing
Level Two Reike with Karen Albertsen OT (Occupational Therapist, Reike Master, graduate Barbara Brennan School of Healing)
Tian Gong Chi Gong with Grand Master Le Tien
I studied and practiced Watsu and Waterdance (aquatic bodywork done in a warm swimming pool) intensively from 1993-1997. My primary teachers were Minakshi and Alexander Georgeokopolis. I also studied Watsu with founder Harol Dull and Waterdance with Arjana, one of its founders.
I assisted in Watsu classes and taught two Level One Watsu classes and a Watsu workshop on my own.
Workshop2003 Day long lecture-demonstration workshop on difficult client cases and St. John Neuromuscular Therapy with Paul St. John