After years of hard work in the food industry she found herself in San Diego, recovering from a serious and painful injury. Massage was a key element in her full recovery and inspired her to help others find healing through bodywork.
Her focus was then wholeheartedly turned to education in therapeutic massage. She attended Muller College of Holistic studies in 2007 and embraced their 1,000 hour integrated massage therapy program, which combined Eastern and Western philosophies and techniques. Learning about the central nervous system was an exciting highlight of Elsbeth’s school experience, as it brought about a better understanding of the actions we can take in order to successfully cope with stresses our bodies can encounter. Now, she is delighted to use her experience and empathic nature in helping others to overcome obstacles of injury and pain. She firmly believes that to nurture a balanced and healthy relationship with one’s own body will set the course for healing both within an individual and exponentially outward, positively affecting the world community.
In early 2013 Elsbeth followed her path, after some epic world traveling, to the lovely city of Portland, where she finds the people, landscape, and food to be peachy-keen! Education in the area of massage among other subjects, community involvement, and trying new foods are her exciting adventures. Moving to Portland presents opportunity for it all.
Trained in a number of massage techniques including Swedish, Ashiatsu, Myofascial Release, CranioSacral Therapy (CST), and Table Thai, Elsbeth pulls from her “tool box” combining these modalities to create an individualized therapeutic massage that is tailored to suit the unique needs of each client. Her philosophy on bodywork centers on this kind of “holistic recipe making” to nourish the whole being. And that figures, since she is also a passionate cook!