I have been a licensed Massage Therapist in private practice since autumn of 2002 with over 1,300 hours of professional training to date. I received my accreditation and certification in Swedish, and Deep Tissue massage from the Vermont School of Professional Massage. I also obtained certification in the following practices: Jin Shin Jyutsu, Lymphatic Drainage (Upledger), Thai-Shiatsu (Kripalu), Reiki (Usui), Ayurvedic Shirodhara (Diamond Way), Ashiatsu Barefoot Massage(Michelle Lambert) and Myofascial Structural Integration (Til Luchau). In addition, I have studied Maya Abdominal Massage, Pregnancy Massage, Maya Healing, Hot Desert Stones and Lomi Lomi forearm massage. I have been accredited by the Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals since 2002. I engage on a frequent and passionate basis with my continued bodywork education.
I have a BA in Fine Art, Dance/ Movement Therapy, and Transpersonal Psychology. I have also been a Buddhist practitioner since 1978 and attended the 1984 Vajrayana Buddhist Seminary (3 month meditation, study and inspiration) with Ven. Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche (Tibetan Lineage Holder).
I continue with my practice of meditation, contemplative studies, movement and the arts.
I live in Strafford, Vermont with my husband and 2 little dogs, a sporting cat, 2 finch birds and my youngest son who will fly the coop in the fall of 2014.
Life is rich and fabulous, intriguing, beguiling, intuitive and the greatest adventure ever encountered… I am enjoying every moment of it.
Hope is amazing! After having gone to several different massage therapists over the years and either not making that connection and/or getting the relief I needed from the stress and tension in my body, my co-worker had given me Hope's name. I connected with her the first day we met and it's been a wonderful experience ever since. Hope listens to you and takes the time to know not only "what hurts today" but also what your environment is like outside her door. I feel amazing, relaxed and centered after my visits with her.
-Betsy S.(Executive Assistant, mother)