Hours and Availabilty
I am starting my private practice slowly. I work primarily on Tuesday evenings from 5:30 – 9:00 out of my residence in Columbia Heights, Washington, DC (14th & Irving). By special arrangement, I can offer sessions at other locations at other times (including at the client's home if a massage table is provided).
Why I Became A Massage Therapist
I’ve been a regular massage client for a long time and have received some excellent and diverse work in a number of different cultural contexts.
At some point I began to notice that my favorite practitioners not only helped me feel more relaxed, more energized, and more clear-headed, but were also subtly teaching me all kinds of fascinating things. Sessions with an excellent practitioner often revealed something to me about the interconnectedness of parts of the body, about a surprising place I was holding tension, or about the possibility of feeling better more of the time by taking care of myself differently.
I wanted to know more. When I moved to DC, the Potomac Massage Training Institute provided the perfect chance. When I decided to enroll, my goal was simply knowledge — what was the magic behind a good massage, and why did I like what I liked? But soon I was hooked, and wanted to become not just an expert client but also a practitioner.
I hope that I can do for my clients what my favorite practitioners have done for me — help them feel better, raise some awareness, and inspire curiosity about why our muscles feel the way they do.
In Terms of Pure Biography...
I was born and raised in New York City. I served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Pakistan and Bulgaria and hold a master’s in international management. In my “other life,” my career is in international training and development, and I lived in the Balkans for many years before moving to DC. I graduated from PMTI in February 2014 and worked at PMTI’s Graduate Clinic for several months before starting my private practice. I try hard to maintain a healthy lifestyle with good nutritional choices and lots of physical activity — walking, biking, gym workouts, swimming, tennis and salsa dancing. And then I go for a great massage!