Professional Training and Background
Having been an athlete, Kelly became interested in body work and physical therapy at a young age. She became licensed in 1985, and later earned a Science, Pre-Physical Therapy degree from Oregon State University in 1996. Kelly says she was fortunate to have had excellent teachers and owes much to them for giving her a strong knowledge base — she credits them for her current success as a therapist. She has worked at various Naturopathic clinics and massage businesses in Corvallis before becoming a proud member of the team at Northwest Health and Healing Center in 2001.
Kelly believes that massage is just one modality in which to treat and address problems of pain and injury; she does not hesitate to refer clients to other members of her team and the community. Kelly’s primary responsibility to the client is to provide support for their physical care and general well-being. She uses various techniques to facilitate relief of stress, muscle tension, spasm, physical and emotional pain. She draws from her training in Swedish, Trigger Point Therapy, Lymph Drainage, Visceral, Reiki and Cranial Sacral Therapy, as well as her own personal experience as a former competitive athlete and current pursuer of general health and fitness. She strives to accommodate the individual by tailoring each session to address the issue at hand, the ways in which compensation can occur, while keeping in mind the body as a whole. She uses compassion and sometimes humor to bring relief to her clients.
Outside of Work
Kelly lives in Corvallis with her husband and two children. She enjoys time with family and friends. She is interested in all things dance, art, and the outdoors. Her current interest include compassion, meditation and gratitude study.