Vanessa is an author, educator, and massage therapist with 15 years of experience in the wellness industry. She practices massage and bodywork in the Philadelphia metropolitan area. As a practitioner, Vanessa is experienced and skilled at non-pharmaceutical pain relief. As a continuing education provider, she is thorough and leads fun hands-on classes! Vanessa is author of Prenatal Thai Massage: for Relaxation & Pain Relief. Her volunteerism and commitment to mental health and trauma-awareness in yoga and bodywork has landed her features on NPR and Philly.com. She has also been a featured contributor for Massage Today.
Vanessa has shared her expertise as an advisory board member for massage therapy schools, as well as Belmont Behavioral Health’s mood disorder program. Since 2007, she has taught hundreds of massage therapy professionals at spas, wellness centers, conferences, and retreats. Vanessa has studied various Thai Massage traditions with insightful and inspiring teachers including Ana Figueiredo, Ajahn Sinchai Sukparset, Thanachai Chaimongkon, C. Pierce Salguero, and International Training Massage (ITM) in Chiang Mai, Thailand. She earned her Bachelor of Applied Science in Massage Therapy at Siena Heights University and Master of Education in Adult and Continuing Education from Rutgers University. She also holds a Graduate Certificate in Education Technology from Rutgers.
Vanessa is a Doctor of Education candidate at the University of Dayton’s Ed.D. in Leadership for Organizations program.
PA Massage License MSG000869 | NCBTMB Approved Provider 451899-12