Hello, I’m Monica
My fascination with the human body – how it moves and functions – initially developed through my studies of anatomy and physiology during my undergraduate degree in Nutrition. I, then, completed a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training program at The Bhaktishop Yoga Center in Portland. This expanded my passion for helping people live healthy and active lives and eventually led me to pursue a career as a licensed massage therapist. Through massage and yoga I get to share my knowledge about anatomy and physiology, alignment, and structure to empower my clients to understand their own bodies and leave them feeling balanced and at ease.
I bring a calm, grounded presence to the space I’m working in which translates to my clients so they can feel relaxed and more present in their own bodies. I encourage my clients to try Thai massage – an ancient healing system involving deep compressions, stretches, and gentle passive movements to increase range of motion, loosen tight muscles, and improve circulation. It can leave you feeling invigorated or deeply relaxed, help alleviate pain, and generally leaves one with an overall sense of wellbeing.
My approach to massage is to bring the body back into optimal shape to prevent injuries and illness so clients can enjoy a more active and healthy lifestyle. As an avid rock climber and yoga practitioner I know and appreciate firsthand the importance of having a healthy body in order to enjoy my favorite activities.