About Me

AS OF June 8, 2020, FAMILY TREE MASSAGE AND WELLNESS IS REOPENED! Due to the COVID19 pandemic, there are changes to schedule and appointment procedures. Please contact me for more info regarding the safety measures and guidelines in place for upcoming appointments. Online scheduling will continue to be unavailable, so please contact me to schedule your next appointment.

At Family Tree Massage and Wellness, I provide massage with a nurturing and compassionate touch to help improve the lives of my clients.  I believe in the restorative benefits of massage as a vital component to living a healthy lifestyle. I enjoy the personal and individual nature of massage, which allows each person to customize their session to suit their individual needs.

I earned Bachelors in Science Degrees in Exercise and Sport Science and Psychology from Carthage College in 1995. I completed my Massage Therapy education at the Chicago School of Massage Therapy, in 2004.  I am Board Certified and Illinois licensed. I am certified in Bodywork for the Childbearing Year ®, Pregnancy Massage.  This additional education allows me to have more extensive training in the side-lying positioning, which is great not only for the expectant mother, but can also be a fantastic position for working with hip issues or for someone that has difficulty lying either on their stomach or back. I am a Certified Fertility Massage Specialist, which is a bodywork protocol specifically designed for the couple that is trying to conceive.  In 2016, I earned my Mercier Therapy Certification, which is gynovisceral manipulation. I have been a Certified Personal Trainer since 2001. I enjoy incorpating all of my training to customize your session to optimize results.