Instructor of Anatomy & Physiology
I graduated from NMSNT in October 2008, moving here from New Hampshire shortly after graduating from Johnson State College in Vermont in May 2006. I earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Wellness and Alternative Medicine with a concentration in the mind and body connection. While studying, I immersed myself in the stress response and how to counteract with different modalities such as meditation, mindfulness, color therapy according to chakras, and art. Most of my classes concentrated on the physiological science of emotional states; particularly how emotional states and behavioral patterns impact the body down to a cellular level. Anatomy and Physiology played a huge role in understanding how all of the systems work together and impact each other. Counteraction of stress can be as simple as perspective, as deep as energy work and healing relationships, and as difficult as lifestyle changes. After combining this knowledge with what is taught at NMSNT, I was hooked on natural therapeutics and how to combine science knowledge with hand skills and energy modalities.
It is difficult to choose a type of bodywork I enjoy most because they all have their applications for various clients. I mainly mix deep tissue, polarity, CORE 1, and eclectic energy work. I now teach Anatomy and Physiology for both the Day and Morning Programs after being a Teachers Assistant. Understanding muscles as a massage therapist is so important, yet the information is so much deeper in order to give our clients complete care.
I feel NMSNT is a great place to learn because all of the instructors truly care about the student’s well being.
Something that is unique about me is that I am from New Hampshire. I am true to my roots and culture, and miss my family terribly.