Licensed Massage Therapist
Board Certification in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (BCTMB®)
Welcome to Rock River Massage, LLC
Born at KSB and raised in Oregon I am excited to be returning home opening my practice in Dixon! Over the past few decades, I have lived in several states with a large amount of time in Colorado as well as the U.S. Virgin Islands and Spain. My professional experience has included Massage Therapy industry positions as a Licensed and Board-Certified Massage Therapist, Campus Director of a Massage School as well as corporate trainer. In addition, I have worked in post-secondary education, corporate training, and human resources.
I provide highly specialized therapeutic and relaxing bodywork combined with the mind body connection. Pursuing my Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, my vision is to provide a comprehensive holistic practice based on Body (Massage Therapy), Mind (Counseling) and Spirit (Faith).
My education and training includes;
Graduate of Boulder College of Massage Therapy - 1000+ hours of training
Licensed Massage Therapist, Active Licenses CO & IL, additional licenses held in the U.S. Virgin Islands & WI
Board Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (BCTMB®)
Continuing Education (CEU) - 300+ hours
CPR / AED Certified (Adult, Children, Infant)
Master in Arts - Clinical Mental Health Counseling (currently attending)
Masters in Human Resources with a specialization in Organizational Learning & Performance (some completed)
Bachelor of Science, Organizational Leadership with a minor in Human Resources
Cambridge CELTA - globally recognized teacher training program in English Language
My approach for each massage is individualized. It is common for different parts of the body to require different modalities depending on what is happening for the client. For example, one area may need a lighter to medium touch, where other areas require a more targeted deep tissue approach.
I am trained in a multitude of modalities. With over a decade of experience, I have worked with a variety of global clientele. Examples include some of the following:
Professional athletes- A linebacker for the NFL, 100 mile marathoners and professional bodybuilders.
PTSD & Trauma - Veterans with the Boulder Veteran Center and service members that have served in war, police officers, fire victims; including a burn victim that had over 80% of her body 3rd degree burned, those suffering from various forms of trauma from various forms of abuse such as narcissism, domestic etc., and others that have shared their personal traumatic experiences with me.
Clients suffering from stress & various injuries - There are many common areas of pain for clients including low back pain, neck and shoulders, as well as overall chronic joint pain, lack of Range of Motion (ROM), stress and headaches. Examples of specific specialized work includes everything from sciatica to rotator cuff injuries, plantar fasciitis, TMJ, and postural realignment.
General Relaxation - While for many massage may feel like a luxury, the health benefits regular massage therapy provides not only helps serve our physiology (function) wellness, feeling good also impacts our psychopathology (mental health).
Disabilities - I have worked on those that due to birth defects and/medical conditions had restricted use of their upper and lower extremities as well as dementia.
Pre-Natal - I have had several clients who were expecting. Please note: Due to the risk factors, I will not perform massage on those that are in their first trimester. This is to protect you and your fetus.
Celebrities - I have had a few famous clients while working in the islands.
Communication is the most important with any massage therapy session to ensure we can determine the best type of professional massage for you.
Every client is unique. This is why I have flat rates. No upgrade charges (except for the cost of the CBD oil or product costs with hydrotherapy services). Please read the descriptions in each service so you can make the best selection for you. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
As a Licensed Massage Therapist trained and experienced in Massage for PTSD, I have a passion for those suffering from PTSD and trauma. I have worked with veterans, burn victims (including one that had over 80% of her body 3rd degree burned) and others that have experienced various forms of trauma I will donate 10% of revenue generated from my Massage for PTSD service monthly to local organizations that support veterans, police, fire, healthcare workers and mental health facilities. I will be transparent posting updates on my website with these donations so you can see how you are helping others in the community! I am not suggesting that everyone in these professions suffer from or have PTSD. My experience has been working with many that suffer from PTSD. This experience has encouraged me to give back to those in these professions because they are serving in the community!
Massage therapy has been proven to improve our health and well-being in many ways. In an effort to support you in your health and wellness, check out my resources page where I will provide educational articles based on research. While I hope you find beneficial, please understand any information on this website is not intended to diagnose, treat, or replace medical advice.
I look forward to meeting you and am honored to being part of your health and wellness regimen!
Location & Hours
Rock River Massage, LLC is located at
213 S. Peoria Ave., Dixon, IL 61021
Street parking in front or parking behind is available.
Please use the front entrance door on the porch.
Monday - 2 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday - 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday - closed
Thursday - 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Friday - 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturdays - 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Sunday - closed
Hours subject to change.
Rock River Massage, LLC
will be closed
August 17-21, 2022
Please use the sidewalk for the entrance on the porch.