I've been licensed by the California Massage Therapy Council since 2010 (Certificate #2917) after retiring early from a career in higher education.
Most of my clients come for relief from back, neck, and shoulder pain resulting from stress and awkward body mechanics used at work and at home. I've had good results with many clients from the first appointment but some clients have other issues needing adaptation and deeper work. These problems often need more than one session to explore and to achieve significant improvement. Either way, my clients are always in charge of their massage and may direct my work in ways they find most effective.