I received my training at Brian Utting School of Massage (now part of Cortiva Institute Seattle), an AMTA-COMTAA accredited school located in Seattle, Washington. One of the premier massage therapy schools in the Pacific Northwest, the BUSM mission was "to produce outstanding massage practitioners with a greater sense of their humanity."

My 800 hours of training included:

• Massage Theory and Practice
• Anatomy and Physiology
• Kinesiology
• Pathology and Contraindications for Massage
• Hydrotherapy
• Clinical Practice
• Advanced Techniques

Some of my many hours of additional workshop training has included:

• Craniosacral Therapy
• Compassionate Touch* - Levels I & II
• Massage for Eldercare and Hospice
• Caring for Clients with Cancer
• The Art and Technique of Deep Touching
• Reiki, Levels 1 and 2
• Pregnancy Massage

Compassionate Touch Logo * Compassionate Touch is a hands-on complementary approach for those in eldercare, hospice, and palliative care. It combines one-on-one focused attention, intentional touch and sensitive massage with specialized communication skills to enhance the quality of life for those in later life stages. The Center for Compassionate Touch LLC is an organization that provides Compassionate Touch training across the nation. To learn more, visit