After graduating from Thousand Oaks Healing Arts Institute in 2002, I started a private practice working with eating disorders, limb loss, posttraumatic stress disorder, and various addictive behaviors.
My training includes the following modalities, allowing me to offer a multitude of choices and my experience provides the adaptability to accommodate a variety of emotional and physical needs and circumstances:
- Deep Tissue: For better performance when exercising or after exercising for detoxification and faster recovery. The best workout for pain relief and realignment.
- Essential Oils: Adding essential oils to any modality induces a more calming massage. Different scents are used to awaken different areas of the brain. Certain scents relieve conditions, including anxiety and stress.
- Myofascial Release: The fascia tissue is a connective, web like tissue that surrounds muscles. Myofacial Release is a technique used to relieve pain stored in the fascia tissue, through a combination of gentle pressure and traction.
- Swedish Massage: This is a relaxing massage to ease tension of mind and body. Stimulates circulation and helps drain the lymphatic system to detoxify and nourish cells. Your body will love this treatment!
- Massage Therapy for Victims of Sexual Abuse: The focus on body awareness in conjunction with touch (i.e., bodywork) particularly useful as a complement to psychotherapy for adults in trauma recovery.
- Massage Therapy and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Massage for clients with PTSD helps to restore the most basic human needs of safety, trust, control, self-worth and intimacy.
- Massage Therapy for Substance Addiction: Can play a unique and important part in reawakening these reward and pleasure pleasure pathways in the nervous system and swaying them away from alcohol use.
- Addiction: Addresses the mind/body/spirit, offering the release of tension and holding and improve energy balance and flow. It also offers the opportunity to explore deeper levels of relaxation and peace, greater self-acceptance and awareness, and a deeper connection to self and others.
- Eating disorders: Massage boosts dopamine and serotonin production and lowers stress hormone levels, resulting in happier, calmer patients who can better cope with recovery. It decreases many patient’s dissatisfaction with their bodies and improves their self-image.
- Childhood trauma: Focus on empowering the client, this technique combines therapeutic movement and breathwork with psychotherapeutic elements to bring body and mind together in holistic healing.
- Amputation: It is highly recommended that amputees receive massage therapy in conjunction with beginning prosthetic training and ongoing prosthetic use. This can help prevent muscle strain, tightness and related pain symptoms that may develop due to alterations in posture and biomechanics and the new demands placed on the muscles directly and indirectly involved.
- Dementia: Persons living with severe forms of dementia often respond positively to massage and bodywork. In an otherwise perpetual state of confusion, they can find calm and reassurance from a soothing and caring touch.
- Applied Kinesiology: Addresses postural problems and muscle tension by identifying and strengthening the under facilitated muscles.
- Aromatherapy: using plant materials and aromatic plant oils, including essential oils, and other aromatic compounds for the purpose of altering one’s mood, cognitive, psychological or physical wellbeing
- Ayurveda: Provides relaxation, circulation and elimination of toxins. Ayurveda massage techniques rejuvenate the body and provides balance.
- CranioSacral Therapy: a gentle, hands-on approach that releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole-body health and performance
- Feldenkrais: Creates a more natural and efficient movement pattern in the body to enhance health and well-being. It can be used to reveal and change habitual body behaviors that are responsible for chronic tension and pain, to recover movement after injury or trauma.
- Herbal Medicine: Hot herbal compress is used to soothe muscle and stimulate the vital organs and senses. Relief from general muscular aches, pains and tension. Helps to improve and stimulates the lymphatic system Increases blood flow and circulation
- Lomi Lomi: Using a kneading motion toward the heart using thumbs, palms or forearms, to rejuvenate mind, body and spirit by removing energy blockages and opening energy pathways within the body.
- Sports Massage: To relieve pain, prevent stiffness, and return the muscles back to their normal state. Sports Massage may also be used for injury rehabilitation, and to enhance endurance, lessen the chance of injury and shorten the time needed to recover from an event
- Thai: Using her hands, knees, legs, and feet to move you into a series of yoga-like stretches. Muscle compression, joint mobilization, and acupressure are also used during treatment.
- Intuitive Healing Techniques: Relies on the use of the five senses to locate and correct imbalances in the energy flow within the body. With Lisa’s assistance, the patient is helped to visualize the blockage and slowly begin to break that blockage down. The end result is the energy path is clear of any obstruction once again, and the body will soon be back in balance.
Additional areas of training and specialty: Advanced Clinical Studies, Anatomy, Applied Kinesiology, Deep Tissue Therapy, Drug Rehabilitation, Flower Remedies, Herbal Medicine, Hydrotherapy, Pathology, Physiology, Polarity Therapy, Pregnancy and Infant Massage, Reflexology, Shiatsu, Supervised Clinical Practicum, Trager Approach
I am a Certified Holistic Bodywork Practitioner and California Licensed Massage Therapist, and CPR certified. Through communication and trust, I help clients to relax and discover peace within. My own recovery provides a unique insight and understanding of my client’s needs, and allows me to better understand how I can assist in their healing