She has been trained in a wide range of bodywork modalities which gives her a broad background in the field of manual body therapy. She specializes in working with pain and injury and helps people of all ages to move beyond their limitations to resume enjoying full and active lives.
She found relief from her own 7 year struggle with chronic sciatic nerve pain when she discovered Hanna Somatics and became a Certified Hanna Somatic Educator from the Novato Institute for Somatic Research in Novato, California. She has been teaching Somatic movement classes for 16 years and maintains a full time private practice on the island of Maui.
She is certified as a practitioner of Structural Integration in the tradition of Ida Rolf. She has worked with Erik Dalton studying Myoskeletal Alignment Therapy and has studied Cranio Sacral Therapy and Muscle Energy Technique, both osteopathic based techniques. Other influences in her training have been Judith Aston of Aston Patterning, Esther Gokhale of the Gokhale Method, and Deane Juhan (Trager Work).
Lisa has helped hundreds of people, from athletes, to business people, musicians, children, and people just worn down by chronic pain to rediscover pain free, active and healthy lives. Her work helps others discover that the aches and pains we blame on aging can be reversed.