About Erin

erin portraitErin studied pre-med in college and got her BS in environmental sciences. She  has always been fascinated by the human body and health. In 2007 she graduated from the Brian Utting School of Massage, which is known to have one of the most comprehensive and thorough massage therapy programs in the country. She combines this in-depth knowledge of anatomy and physiology with a deep reverence for the emotional and spiritual health of each person she works with. Erin weaves together specific, deep, technical skills with a nurturing and compassionate fluidity.

Erin provides a unique and holistic experience for her clients, combining deep tissue, Swedish, and Lomi-lomi massage with acupressure, breath awareness, guided relaxation, stretching, yoga postures, wellness counseling and take-home exercises.  She is especially passionate about helping people who are experiencing chronic or acute discomfort, recovering from injuries and surgeries and those who are going through challenging times in their lives.

In 2012, Erin traveled to Belize to complete a year-long study of traditional Maya Abdominal Therapy with Dr. Rosita Arvigo.  She is excited to offer this therapy which is extremely effective in treating many digestive and female reproductive ailments.

Erin is a a provider for several health insurance companies.  She  feels strongly about bringing therapeutic massage into mainstream health care as a complement to Western modern medicine, Eastern medicine, physical therapy and chiropractic work. She is passionate about preventative and complementary health care and is dedicated to helping each of her clients find their own unique path to well-being.

Erin is also a Birth Doula and a student of herbalism.  She facilitates Doula trainings, women’s retreats and ceremonies for various rites of passages.

Erin moved to Orcas Island in 2004 and has fallen in love with the simple, yet dynamic island community. When she is not doing bodywork or facilitating healing; she spends time in nature, growing food and learning from the earth with her husband and their daughter.  She loves backpacking and camping, making herbal medicines, celebrating life with friends, practicing yoga, dancing, singing, and traveling.