My health-consciousness began as a very young child when I was confronted with years of undiagnosed abdominal pain. My passion grew as I saw the connection between my own health practices and my performance on the soccer field. I graduated with a degree in Nutritional Sciences and worked as a personal fitness trainer for 15 years while continuing to develop my skills in addressing pain and the obstacles to maximum health and physical performance.
I founded San Francisco Integrative Massage with the mission of providing a comprehensive approach to wellness, healing, and physical achievement. My approach addresses the root causes of pain and dysfunction by incorporating therapeutic massage, manual and neurological pain relief techniques, and fitness training. P-DTR® is central to my practice and provides a systematic assessment of clients’ dysfunction and a method for treating it neurologically. When I came across P-DTR and sought treatment for my own chronic neck pain, I was astounded by the immediacy of relief I felt and pursued my own certification in the method. I have observed rapid and permanent results in clients for conditions such as back pain, repetitive strain injury, rotator cuff injuries, tennis elbow, TMJ dysfunctions, trigger points, food intolerances, trigeminal neuralgia and post-concussive syndrome, I am increasingly motivated to share this treatment and and its benefits. I am grateful for the opportunity to practice–and teach others–such an innovative and effective technique.
Coming from a background working as a manual therapist and personal trainer specializing in post-rehab needs, I have always had a passion for restoring and maximizing the efficiency of the human body. I currently own and operate The Body Restoration Studio in McLean, VA where P-DTR® serves as the center of my practice.
After completely revolutionizing my practice, P-DTR has allowed me to work with clients more effectively than ever. It has provided me with an efficient and intricate system to decode the complexities of human neurology. In my own clinic, I have addressed the standard cases of acute and chronic pain, as well as digestive issues, migraines, bedwetting in children, emotionally driven pain, TMJ, sensitivity to sound and light, arthritis, scoliosis, phobias, anxiety, depression, and much more. Through the use of functional neurology, biomechanics, and applied anatomy, my practice has rapidly expanded and allowed me to effectively help clients suffering from all manner of ailments from the most mundane to the most exotic.
I take an integrative approach toward healing, addressing physical, emotional, and chemical components of health both individually and as a whole. My particular areas of interest include neuroanatomy, cognitive tasking abilities, and active research.