I started the predecessor (BellevueMassageTherapy.com) to this website in February 2003 as a way to market my massage therapy practice, and it soon became the main source for my clients. Gradually my focus shifted into building the site into a resource for healthy living information, and in February 2014, the site became SelfHolisticHealing.com.
If you're interested in my massage resume, here it is: As a 1997 graduate of the 900-hour massage therapy program at the Brian Utting School of Massage in Seattle, WA, my focus was deep tissue and Swedish massage plus onsite chair massage. I had an active massage practice until 2009.
I'm now a freelance writer, building on the technical writing I did before becoming a massage therapist and the web writing I have done for my sites. I also have a blog where I post random musings, mostly about personal development, books, and writing.
My other interests include contact improvisation dance, and I am a founding organizer (in 1994) of the Seattle Festival of Dance Improvisation, and the non-profit Dance Art Group (in 2002), which produced the festival and other dance-related workshops/events in Seattle through 2011.
My background also includes 16+ years of martial arts trainining, mostly in Aikido and Tae Kwon Do, and I am the editor of two published anthologies of essays: Women in the Martial Arts and Martial Arts Teachers on Teaching. My e-book, Self-Care: Living a Healthy Life through Massage, Somatics, Exercise, Stress Management, and More is available on Kindle.
I'm a Seattle distributor of Young Living Essential Oils. Contact me for more information.
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