Metamorphic Massage For Women
***Please note: Linda is healing from surgery and an injury, and is currently unable to work with clients. Women are encouraged to schedule with our other highly competent team members. If you hold a gift certificate for integrative massage, or are seeking conception support or breast health work, please call.***
Prior to my career in massage therapy, I was a recreation therapist, working mainly with people with disabilities. Although I loved my work in non-profits, after 15 years it was time for a change, and in 2002 I began looking at my options. I wanted to continue in a field of service, and decided to look into massage therapy, which would allow me to continue working with people facing physical challenges.
I began to explore massage schools in Mendocino County, California, where I was living at the time. Shortly after I began my research, my massage therapist announced a 120-hour introductory course she was teaching. I enrolled, studying Swedish Massage, reflexology, and energy work. Upon completion of the course in March of 2003, I immediately began practicing part- time, while still working at my other job. (The county I lived in only required 100 hours of education to practice. Crazy, right?) I quickly discovered that I had the gift of touch, and massage was indeed my new path. I also realized that I needed a lot more education if I were to truly serve the needs of my clients, and began looking into more schooling.
I enrolled in a 600-hour program at The Sedona School of Massage, in Sedona, Arizona, where I studied Swedish Massage, Myofascial Techniques, Shiatsu, Polarity, CranioSacral Therapy, and Structural Bodywork. This education enabled me to become Board Certified by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. Shortly after graduation, I moved to Raleigh, and have been a North Carolina Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist since December, 2005.
My education has continued with numerous classes, most notably with Claire Marie Miller, well-known by professionals in the women’s health community. I am a Certified Nurturing the Mother® Fertility, Prenatal, and Postpartum Massage Specialist. I have worked extensively with Effie Spurlin learning Breast Health Massage, and have studied Massage for Breast Cancer with Eeris Kallil. I also was fortunate to complete the Medical Massage program with internationally known author and instructor Ralph Stephens.
I will continue to pursue educational opportunities that will allow me to better serve the women in the Raleigh area.
Recreation is still important to me. In my free time, I can be found in nature or pursuing my artistic side, whether it be making masks and belly casts, dancing, playing hand percussion, or cooking awesome vegetarian meals. I live with two slightly psychotic cats who bring me great joy, except for perhaps when it is 2:30 in the morning.