My journey into bodywork began when I was an aspiring concert pianist. Originally from Chicago, I spent many years training at the piano with singular focus. I had the honor to study with a few masters of the art at Music Institute of Chicago, Oberlin Conservatory, and Northwestern University. Amidst the countless hours of practices and performances, I eventually developed a repetitive strain injury in my right hand that forced me to stop playing. Although I had to use my body every day to make music, I did not truly pay attention to it until I suffered an injury. Despite how devastated I felt at the time, this period of rest became a significant turning point in my life. A talented team comprised of a chiropractor and massage therapist helped me recover and discover a newfound passion for body therapy. Upon graduating college in 2003, I began massage therapy school. The rest is history.
I completed a 750 hour program at Chicago School of Massage Therapy in 2004. This training set a strong foundation for me as I gained experience in a variety of settings over the past 13 years including chiropractic offices, a physical and occupational therapy clinic, fitness centers, and corporations with wellness programs. My personal experience with injury piqued my interest in performing arts medicine and consequently, I acquired advanced training in Ben Benjamin Orthopedic Massage for the hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder. In 2011, I started my own practice. As a former marathoner, I also developed a special interest in working with athletes. I became certified in Active Release Technique (ART ®) to help resolve overuse related issues. I am interested in customizing sessions to meet anyone who walks through the door whether an avid gardener, orchestral musician, or Olympic athlete. I have a strong interest in injury prevention and pain management and enjoy providing high quality massage in San Luis Obispo County.
When I am not in my office, I enjoy being active outdoors whether backpacking, camping, running, hiking, doing yoga, or spending time with my corgi. Some additional interests are traveling, cooking, writing songs and children's books, and creating art.
Copyright © 2019 Body Therapy by Eunice - All Rights Reserved.