I've been practicing massage and bodywork since 2001. My love of traveling and being exposed to innovative ideas and different cultures influences my approach to massage and the healing arts. In my experience, touch is an integral part of community and a gateway to a deeper connectedness and awareness. Over the years, I’ve learned how important spiritual + energy medicine is to supporting clients in their healing process.
I'm grateful to live in South Seattle and enjoy gardening at home, watching documentaries, spending time with the animals, Lilu cat and walking Tapiwa dog. I treasure time in nature, wild foraging plants and being with the ocean.
Additional formal areas of study: Certified Innate Traditions Postnatal Care practitioner, Certified ATMAT® practitioner focusing on fertility, pregnancy, postnatal phases, menopause, prolapse, craniosacral, visceral manipulation, reiki, healing touch, lomi lomi, hot stones, acutonics, reflexology.
Independent studies: wild foraging plants as medicine, mushrooms arounds WA state and beyond, gem + granite stone wisdom, grounded magic of the natural world, botanicals, spiritual nutrition, neuroscience reflecting our intuition and the mysteries of our nervous system.
The name Root Down fell into my lap during a meditation. A gentle reminder to hear with my heart and understand my roots. To reconnect with my calling so that I may be present for other's in need. There are many avenues to feeling good, to feeling better and to welcome presence. I'm honored to share my work, continual professional study and self care tools to embrace our shadow selves + reawaken the inner wisdom we all carry in our bones, at our core from our ancestors to the generations that come afterward.
“Sadness gives depth. Happiness gives height. Sadness gives roots. Happiness gives branches. Happiness is like a tree going into the sky, and sadness is like the roots going down into the womb of the earth. Both are needed, and the higher a tree goes, the deeper it goes, simultaneously. The bigger the tree, the bigger will be its roots. In fact, it is always in proportion. That’s its balance.”
“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.”
The Scherer Institute of Natural Healing
Santa Fe, NM
Massage and Bodywork License: ma00015963
National Certification Board Therapeutic Massage Bodwork
Washington state Licensed Massage Therapist
The Euro Institute of Skin Care
Aesthetics License: 81379
Arvigo Technique of Maya Abdominal Therapy®, Belize
Certified ATMAT® Practitioner + Spiritual Healing
Gyan Yog Breath, Rishikesh India
200 hr Hatha Yoga Teacher Training
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I'm a proud member of the LGBTQ+ community.
I hold space, welcome and honor identities of all.
Handmade, wild foraged and garden-cultivated products made with love and intention for all