After decades of teaching and utilizing technology for business and research administration, I have made my long-time interests in body-work, meditation and massage central to my career in the hopes of bringing some relief to the ‘tight shouldered’ among us. Massage is a partnership. The client’s job is to practice relaxing. There’s no substitute for practice in anything, including stretching and relaxing our muscles and soft tissue. I like to remind clients that it is their own body that is doing the releasing and letting go. My hands ‘encourage’ muscles and tissue toward freedom and mobility. I aim for what one of my teachers, Lisa Murphy of Fairhaven Healing Arts calls, Transformative Bodywork. I expect my clients to leave with more mobility and decreased tension that is cumulative over time and greatly enhanced by regular massage and one’s personal commitment to self-care, including massage therapy, hydration, nutrition and other forms of complimentary healthcare as appropriate. In addition to doing massage, I am an Authorized Trainer for Oasis in the Overwhelm™, one-minute strategies that promote balance and focus.