In addition to practicing massage therapy, Lisa is a certified yoga instructor through YogaWorks and a former teacher of Anatomy, Physiology, Kinesiology and Pathology at the Body Therapy Institute (BTI) in Siler City, NC. Her background in yoga and anatomy gives her a thorough understanding of how the body is designed to move, as well as an appreciation of the vitally important role that relaxation and restoration play in our overall health.
Lisa finds that many clients come to massage therapy looking for (and finding) relief from specific aches and pains, but come away with a new found understanding and appreciation of the body's self-healing and self-regulating capabilities. Massage supports the body by triggering the "relaxation response" which sets in motion the biological processes needed to restore our physical and mental resources - heart rate and blood pressure decrease, tense muscles release, digestive functions return toward normal, the mind settles and energy reserves are replenished.
Moving toward optimal health and wellness is a life long journey. Lisa’s goal is to partner with you to help you discover and tap into the resources that will support you along the way.
Lisa has a BA in History from the University of Notre Dame and a MA in International Affairs from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. She received her massage therapy training from BTI in 2010. Lisa is a member of ABMP – Association of Bodywork and Massage Professionals.