About Ruth

Graduate of the Healing Arts Center

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In 2008 I graduated from the Healing Arts Center in St. Louis, MO and currently am licensed by the State of Missouri, a member of the Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP), and a recognized provider of Oncology Massage Therapy by the Society for Oncology Massage (S4OM).  With a range of techniques including Swedish, Oncology Massage, Deep Tissue, Pre-Natal, Myofascial Release, and Geriatric Massage I am able to cater to each client’s unique needs.  I am also a lifetime student of Reiki, Healing Touch, Yoga and meditation and firmly believe that massage, energy work and body/mind awareness can benefit any client with managing pain, illness, anxiety, physical and emotional stress, depression, sleep disorders and myriad other conditions.  I integrate a variety of techniques and strive to create a comfortable, safe and inviting environment with which to provide client-focused therapeutic massage.

Passionate About Education and the Work

I am Passionate about continuing my education in the varied techniques of massage to further augment my skills. Many of which have studied with master practitioners from around the country. I came to the healing arts later in life after having a career in performance and theatre. My training as an actor educated me in the Alexander Technique, Feldenkrais Method, Yoga and other forms of body/mind awareness -- all of which provide me with knowledge of the structure and use of the body in daily life.

I love the work...massage feeds my body and spirit like no other work I've done.  I get to be physical every day and help to bring comfort and healing to people.  I couldn't ask for a more creative and inspiring job.

I love my clients...ranging in age 17-90 and in physical prowess and condition. Whether stressed, physically active, athletic, injured or suffering from chronic pain or illness I work on all bodies and for all needs. I feel honored that my clients put their trust in me; I respect each and every one who walks through my door.

I love what I do...from the moment I began studying massage in 2008 I knew I had found my passion. After years of working in the theatre then stumbling into massage I felt more alive and creative as a healing artist then I ever did as a performing artist. After years of studying the body as an instrument I was able to understand it on a whole new and exciting level as a massage therapist.  My creative side is completely fulfilled through the work as a therapist when I get to find what will suit each individual's need.  I adore being in business for myself and building personal relationships with my clients.  This work provides for me the perfect symbiotic relationship between creativity, body awareness, well-being & spirituality.

I LOVE MASSAGE...a client of mine once said "If everyone received a foot massage everyday there would be world peace!" I couldn’t agree more!

"And when you work with love you bind yourself to yourself, and to one another, and to Spirit"

Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet