Born and raised in southern California, Allison was an active athlete growing up. While playing college basketball, she pursued a Bachelor’s degree in P.E./Athletic Training and interned for two years as head student trainer for the men’s baseball and women’s basketball teams. This is where her interest in massage & bodywork really took flight.
She began her bodywork journey in California, getting Certified & Licensed soon after graduating from college and started working in the L.A./South Bay area as an independent contractor for two chiropractors, a bodywork office, as well as offering on-site chair massages, home visits, and later a private practice in a golf community center. Allison has worked on all ages & walks of life... infant to 88...professional athletes, long shore men, weekend warriors, hospice patients, marathoners, teachers, stay-at-home-moms, retirees, students, accountants...EVERYbody has "personal kneads"!
After a 5 year hiatus from her passion, she enrolled at East West College in Portland, to pursue her Oregon massage license. Right after being licensed she began working for a chiropractor while growing her practice from her home studio. In 2013, her dream of having a "real office" finally came to fruition & she opened up her new space in Canby. "I absolutely love what I do & am honored that my clients choose to come back to me!"
Some interesting things about Allison...mother of 2 amazing daughters, has a deep love animals & nature, lived & worked on a pear farm, managed to remodel a 100+ year old farmhouse, feels most at home near the ocean & close to God. Biggest bucket list item: to go on a missions trip.
California State University, Dominguez Hills. Bachelor's Degree. Physical Education/Athletic Training.
California Healing Arts College. Santa Monica, CA. Massage Technician Certificate. Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports, Aromatherapy, Reflexology. 200 hrs.
East West College of the Healing Arts. Portland, OR. Kinesiology, Upper Body Assessment & Treatment, Lower Body Assessment & Treatment, Therapeutic Relationships, Pathology. 300 hrs.
passed Oregon Board of Massage Therapists Licensing exams in 2010.
has also studied: Active Myofascial Therapy, Prenatal massage, Myofascial Release, Structural Integration, Chair massage.