As I came to understand that much of the pain that I experience in my life happens when I’m not really listening to my body and over-extending my resources, it became clear to me that I can best serve our common human awareness by listening within and continually cultivating a real and loving connection with myself… from which I can truly be present with you!
Tongen Touch is my vocation and spiritual practice, and is the synthesis of years of personal study and inner growth. Many of you have known my massage offering as “Seeds of Transformation,” named to honor the power of cultivating loving-kindness through giving and receiving caring massage. I’m beyond words grateful for the many amazing teachers and peers who have touched my heart and helped to transform my awareness!
Now my offerings continue to transform as Tongen Touch, massage that honors the strength of my Viking ancestry and my evolution into a more true sense of what strength is for me… embodied-awareness, and empowerment through ease. And the lovely thing is that my intuition grows as I move with more authentic vitality… and this is what I wish to offer you!
I combine Phenomenal Touch Massage with energy work, Deep Tissue and Assisted Stretching that opens your physical body, and beyond, to profound peace.
My journey as a massage therapist began in 2008 when I lived at Shoshoni Ashram in Rollinsville, Colorado for seven months. I was trained in Ayurvedic therapies, began to work with people, and I loved it! Sharing therapeutic touch with others has been a huge part of my personal healing journey. Listening and following the body’s wisdom is the most transformational path I can imagine traversing in this life. I continue to cultivate listening presence through yoga, meditation, inquiry into the present moment as practiced with 6 years of group work with Diamond Heart / The Diamond Approach, contact with orthopedic massage mentors, and peers in the Institute for Phenomenal Touch.
I graduated from the Boulder College of Massage Therapy’s 1000-hour program in 2010, and in 2011 with an additional 500-hours of training to receive an Associate of Occupational Studies degree in Massage Therapy. Participating in Leslie Bruder’s Phenomenal Touch Massage training in 2013 set a new course for me to deepen in this dynamic and intuitive healing dance of bodywork, with 600+hours of training with the Institute for Phenomenal Touch. I’m a mentor for seasoned massage therapists (and newbies!) to more deeply inhabit the magic of healing presence through touch.