Our team, at Advanced Health and Wellness, is passionate about sharing our individual skills, experience and expertise to help unlock your innate ability to Advance Your Health so you can Live Your Dream!
My passion for health and wellness comes from my constant and never-ending pursuit in helping people to Live Their Dream.
As I sat in the doctor’s office many days of my childhood with one sickness after another all I wanted was to feel better and not have to come back. I was that kid, the one who was the first to get a cold / flu symptom… or whatever seemed to be going around. I was constantly at the doctor’s office and took every medication known to man and yet, I was still the sickest kid on the block. I had reactions, allergies, and even side effects 'never' seen before according to some… but I kept going back, like most, I did not know of any other way.
The traditional medical model taught me that I was sick because of bad germs, bad genes or just plain old bad luck. I felt hopeless like I had no control over my health. As I grew older, I thought to myself there had to be a better way to live and I began to ask more questions. I wanted to find a better way and the answer to better health without medicine and harmful side effects.
The single biggest pivotal point in my journey was learning and understanding how the body truly works from the inside out. The truth that no one told me as a child is that our bodies are self-healing and regulating. Our bodies are amazing and adaptable to everything around us…. when we understand the body’s fundamental needs. Health is not merely, ‘the absence of disease and infirmity,’ according to the medical dictionary. Instead, health is a state of optimal physical, mental and spiritual well-being. I have observed and witnessed in my own life and those around me that your health is a combination of each choice you make every day.
I have spent the last 25 years searching for a better way to improve my own health, a way that would help prevent and eliminate sickness and simultaneously improve the quality of my life. I found the answer through the wellness lifestyle. I have learned the benefits of taking control of your own health and making choices that will ultimately reduce and eliminate sickness, but more importantly, allow me to live life to my fullest potential. I believe that chiropractic care, proper movement, a diet rich in plant-based foods, and managing stress play a critical role in maintaining optimal health.
Nearly 25 years ago I had the vision to build something that would someday change the way we approach our healthcare. Today I challenge myself and all who are listening…. take action today and do something to improve your health before it is too late.
Outside of chiropractic, I am also passionate about life, cooking healthy meals, riding bikes, and appreciating nature. I’m an animal lover and ultimately a big kid at heart.
I am a licensed Naturopathic Doctor with over 13 years in practice, 5 of those working in an integrative cancer hospital. I have also been trained through The Conscious Dying Institute, as a Death Doula, guiding me towards my life philosophy of ‘Live Like You Are Dying,’ as this offers the greatest physical vitality, and a rooted foundation, to open your heart and soul to living your most authentic essence!
I have a deep passion for helping you find the opportunity your healing journey offers, whether the healing needed is in the physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual realm. I believe the body has an innate ability to heal and I support this by using non-toxic, natural remedies individualized to your needs.
As Wellness Director, I am excited to bring Ancient Healing Modalities to the modern world… building community and opportunities for education, as well as stimulating your innate immune system, calming the nervous system, and creating a therapeutic environment to catalyze your ability to Live Your Dream.
As a human, I love to travel and experience new cultures; I enjoy creating green juices and healthy plant-based meals and I am an avid animal lover with 2 rescue dogs from Thailand (Tashi and Leto) and a tabby cat rescued from Atlanta (Indy)!
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I have grown to understand that to be a healer and in healing; one must have passion, a desire to connect the mind and body, awareness of the body in both energy and form, and most of all, a heart for the role.
When I stepped out in faith to become a certified, licensed massage therapist - it was a calling… not a choice. I was a social worker for many years, but my God gave me a gift to be shared and healing was what I was instructed to do.
The tools of my trade are my hands, my mind, my intuition and my heart. I had to be in the right place to do the most good. I found Advanced Health and Wellness Center to grow in my practice and to bring my healing arts and my knowledge of ways to heal to others.
I am a graduate of CenterPoint Massage and Shiatsu Therapy School & Clinic with over 6 years of national board certified massage therapy experience. I have advanced training in Myofascial, Therapeutic, Sports, Prenatal, Oncology and Medical massage. In my studies to become a Massage Therapist, I learned both Eastern and Western massage and medicine. I feel this is a balanced approach and I discovered the whole world is full of ways to heal the human body, the old medicine and new discoveries can be used together. I learned how to use acupuncture points, Ampuku, Shiatsu, cupping, stones, essential oils, Chinese and Japanese medicine, allopathic and holistic modalities of massage. I enjoin these to provide a massage experience that I believe will address the needs of my clients.
Every time I am in a session with a client, I tailor the massage to their needs, not using my own agenda. With my knowledge, my intuition and the guidance of the spirit, I discover what my client feels might be wrong, what they feel and how they are experiencing it in their mind and body, then, I let the body do what it is supposed to do - to balance, to heal and allow the body in both form and in energy - to flow.
I am here for Wellness - to address stress, pain, body imbalances, muscle dysfunction, movement, energetic body flow and mindfulness, to best help anyone who seeks me out for a massage. I feel I am successful in healing and helping my clients because I listen, I work with the body and I am on the journey toward wellness with them.
I’m originally from Minnesota and love being in the south with my extended family, husband and pups.