Incapacitating back pain is what led me to energy healing.

IMG_8513I had just moved to San Francisco from New York with my daughter in 2005. My corporate advertising job was even madder than Mad Men and my marriage was faltering. But the back pain was the worst of all of it. I was taking pain medication daily, doing physical therapy, acupuncture, chiropractic care, massage—yet nothing seemed to help. Desperate to relieve my pain and avoid surgery, I blindly signed up for a Reiki class with no idea what I was getting into.

Reiki not only saved me from back surgery, it gave me an unexpected experience of deep emotional healing. Right from that first class, I could feel energy shifting things in me. Learning how to heal myself and others felt like reconnecting to something familiar, something I knew but had forgotten. Not only did my pain begin to ease, but I found my relationships began changing, too. I wanted to learn all I could about the healing that I was experiencing.

This led me to leave my job in advertising and become a certified massage therapist in 2007. Since then, I’ve worked with hundreds of people to heal on a very deep level, always incorporating bodywork and energy work. My focus now is using the body to help people release the things that are keeping them stuck so that they can live freer, happier lives.

Professional Trainings

Reiki Master: I received my Reiki levels I & II training at the San Francisco School of Massage & Bodywork in 2006 & 2007. I went on to earn my Reiki Master from Eric Rubin, DC. in 2009. After my training, I was a teacher’s assistant in the Reiki program at the San Francisco School of Massage for 3 years. I now teach Reiki level I, II and III (Master) in the Usui tradition to anyone who feels called to learn how to work with Reiki energy.

Myofascial Release (MFR): I was trained with John Barnes, PhD, international lecturer, and authority on MFR and its application for releasing emotional patterns. Obtained certification in Myofascial Release I in 2010, and Myofascial Unwinding in 2013.

Meditation: Certified in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MSBR) meditation. I completed my training at the Osher Center with Bonnie O’Brien Jonsson, who studied with Jon Kabat-Zinn, founder of MSBR.

Past-life Regression: I took a workshop with Brian Weiss, PhD in 2010 to gain the ability to connect with clients’ past lives as a tool to better understand and heal current issues or blocks/patterns.

Bodywork: California-Certified Massage Therapist, with 500+hours of training in Swedish, Shiatsu, prenatal, trigger point, reflexology and deep tissue massage. Training completed at the San Francisco School of Massage and Bodywork.

Background

Prior to my healing practice, I worked in marketing for 10 years in the US, Europe and Africa. I hold a BA in Foreign Languages and MBA in Management from La Sorbonne, Paris, France.

Born and raised in France, I lived most of my adult life abroad – including 17 years in the US (and I am loving it!)

Languages

English, French, Spanish