How did you get involved with Evolve?

I had the privilege of crossing paths with the Evolve team approximately five years ago during their beginning stages, operating out of Gold’s Gym. Before this encounter, I had received chiropractic services under the capable hands of Alex during his tenure at The Joint.

What drew you into doing bodywork?

Throughout my life, I have confronted the challenges posed by chronic pain. Despite my encounters with Western medical interventions, I found them to be largely ineffective. Consequently, I found myself drawn towards the holistic paradigm. Endowed with an innate proficiency in manual therapy, I often found solace in administering massage to friends and family, a practice consistently encouraged by their positive feedback. Recognizing the alignment between my aptitude and passion, I resolved to pursue a career in holistic healing, where my skills could be optimally utilized and further honed.

How has bodywork changed your life?

Physically, the incorporation of holistic practices has been transformative, offering respite from the persistent burden of chronic pain. Remarkably, even amidst the rigors of administering massage to clients—a physically demanding endeavor—I have observed a profound relaxation permeating my own body. This respite not only mitigates stress levels but also facilitates a deeper connection with individuals seeking therapeutic relief, fostering a renewed sense of empathy and understanding.

How does your body work help people?

My approach to massage therapy is rooted in a focused commitment to pain management, aimed at providing individuals with effective relief from chronic discomfort. Through targeted techniques and personalized treatment plans, I strive to address the underlying causes of pain, whether stemming from muscular tension, injury, or other contributing factors. By employing modalities such as deep tissue massage, myofascial release, and trigger point therapy, I aim to alleviate pain, restore mobility, and improve the overall quality of life for my clients. Central to this approach is a comprehensive assessment of each individual’s unique needs and goals, ensuring that every session is tailored to optimize therapeutic outcomes and foster lasting relief.

If you could tell the world one thing, what would it be?

The adage “your body is a temple” encapsulates a fundamental truth: health and wellness extend far beyond mere physical exercise and dietary habits. It entails a holistic approach that honors and respects the body by providing it with the nourishment, care, and relaxation it requires to thrive. Central to this ethos is the recognition that relaxation is not merely a luxury but a vital component of the healing process. By prioritizing relaxation alongside other aspects of self-care, we allow our bodies to rejuvenate, repair, and ultimately achieve a state of balance and well-being.

What’s your favorite workout?

High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) workouts, which serve as a cornerstone of my fitness regimen. Specifically, I derive great satisfaction from executing rapid, dynamic movements such as burpees and squats. This preference underscores my commitment to optimizing physical health and performance through targeted, high-impact exercise modalities.

What do you like to do outside of bodywork?

During moments of leisure, I am drawn to the boundless beauty of the outdoors—a sentiment shared by many. Rock climbing and biking stand as my preferred avenues for exploration and physical exertion amidst nature’s splendor. Moreover, I derive immense joy from the rhythmic motion of dancing with my hula hoop, an activity that resonates deeply with me. In quieter moments, I indulge my intellectual curiosity by delving into diverse subjects, perpetually seeking new avenues for knowledge and personal growth.

Where are you from?

I proudly hail from the scenic coast of Monterey, California.

How long have you lived in Longmont?

I relocated to Longmont six years ago, but I am currently residing in Boulder.