After several years working in the field of psychology, I sought a way to combine my passion for helping others with my lifelong love for animals.
I graduated from Northwest School of Animal Massage (NWSAM) in 2016 with a specialty focus on small animal rehabilitative massage. After learning and witnessing firsthand the benefits of therapeutic massage for both healthy animals and those needing special care, I returned to Houston eager to provide massage services to local dogs and cats.
I received national certification in small animal massage through the National Board of Certification of Animal Acupressure and Massage (NBCAAM) in August 2016, and I am insured through Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP). I am also a member of the International Association of Animal Massage and Bodywork (IAAMB). I am trained in pet first-aid and CPR through the PetTech Pet Saver program.
My previous education, which includes bachelor's and master's degrees in psychology, enhances my understanding of both human and nonhuman animal behavior. In addition, I look forward to continuing my education in animal massage and behavior as these fields continue to evolve. During my free time, I enjoy volunteering at local shelters to provide stress-reducing massages for dogs awaiting their forever families. I also love painting, live music, and spending time with my husband and our cat.
"Our animals live to give to us, whether it's love, companionship, permission to play, or lessons on loyalty. Massage is just one way we can return the favor."