I recall giving my sisters massages as a child, posting a sign on my bedroom door that massage was available; undoubtedly our gifts are revealed to us very early on in life! Still I pursued a formal education but when I graduated University in 1997 I was strongly called to travel to the west coast of Canada. It was there that I began to practice Yoga and realized my true calling. While in India, in 1999, I was initiated into Reiki at the same time as I was doing my Yoga Teacher Training. At this time I realized my passion for healing and guiding others toward their release of pain. My formal massage education came in 2000-2001 when I attended AROMATICA, a school of holistic health whose owners and teachers were formidable, There I gained my RMP designations. Experience with my first teacher of Thai massage, Jason Blackman of Detroit Michigan, who is a world-renowned Thai massage expert and who has lived in Thailand for many years now, lead me to want to delve in deeper. Thai massage works much like yoga, in that it moves lymph and improves circulation. I moved to Thailand in 2003 to spend a year living on an island, where I spent countless hours under the guidance of an 80-year-old Thai massage master (the very same who had taught Jason a few years before; Jason is the one who told me about Long).