Massage/bodywork & energy work "found" me. After spending 9 years working in daycare, I was ready for something new. I did informational interviews and found myself at St. Croix Center For The Healing Arts signing up for massage school. By 2014, I had saved enough to try my first class of John Barnes Myofascial Release. I have since taken many more classes, participate in study groups and in short, I found my preferred form of bodywork. I am currently an "Advanced" Level MFR therapist, which only means I've taken a lot of classes! In MFR we have a saying that goes something like this: approach each session with the eyes of a beginner. That allows us to look past expectations and really see what the client's body is telling us.
My personal story is given briefly on my website, but suffice it to say that I've been through some serious injuries and MFR (that's short for Myofascial Release) has been wonderful for my own healing process on all levels: Physical, Mental & Emotional.
My philosophy is to offer hope to help people heal themselves allowing them to experience relief from low back/hip/leg pain as well as upper body issues like frozen shoulders and neck/migraine pain.
Another branch of Time To Relax that gives me a great deal of joy is working with horses using MFR. Often behavioral issues with a horse can be helped with MFR, and as an added bonus, they generally love to receive this work! It can, of course help with soft tissue injuries, decreasing of pain, and better mobility which leads to better performance. Pain is one of the biggest reasons for behavioral issues in a horse. I work in collaboration with veterinarians and my work is not a substitute for their care.
A brief list of my training: WI Licensed Massage Therapist. Additional training in JF Barnes Myofasical Release: MFR 1, Unwinding, MFR 2, Myofascial Mobilization, Fascial Pelvis, Cervical Thoracic, Advanced Unwinding, Skills Enhancement, Women's Health, Rebounding, some classes more than once.
Equine training: Mark Barnes Equine Myofasical Release 1, 2 and Skills Seminar. Plus, I've taken Hunt Seat riding lessons for several years & sometimes I'm not sure if the trainer is giving me the lesson or the horse is - most of the time it's both! :-)