AKIT - Applied Kinesiology & Integrative Therapy

About Me

 My Story

I first learned about the healing power of massage through my own personal experience. I was formerly a manufacturing engineer, extremely stressed, and very sick. In fact, I had cancer. I turned to massage because I knew that managing my stress was going to be crucial to my recovery.

I had wonderful western medicine doctors who treated me for those two years, and I committed to a complete lifestyle change. I cleaned up my diet, quit smoking, quit competitive martial arts, and quit my job. During this time of healing, under the care of Dr. Mary Myers, N.D., (Naturopathic Doctor and Massage Therapist), of Myers Naturopathic Wellness Center, I was amazed by the body's fascinating natural healing process. In 2002 I completed a 580 hours massage therapy certification with Dr. Myers, in Uniontown PA, and then began working with day spas in the city of Pittsburgh.

In early 2005 I opened my first private practice and was ranked by my clients on CitySearch.com as the highest ranking day spa in Pittsburgh for the two years running. This solidified my choice, I was on the right path and contributing to my community.
I visited Hawaii again and felt like I was home. I knew following my dream was right, so I sold my business, and at the end of 2006 I moved to Hawaii. After a year of deep spiritual reflection and cleansing I took the next steps to become a complete therapist. In 2008 I completed 600 Hours with Hawaii Healing Arts College in Kailua, HI, ranked in the top 5% on my Hawaii State Board exam, and have been practicing in Hawaii ever since.

From my very first massage to now I’ve studied and become proficient in as many modalities as possible. In addition to esthetics, nails, and luxury spa services I bring from my previous business experiences. My areas of expertise include: Swedish, Deep Tissue, Shiatsu, Tui Na, Thai, Sports, PNF (proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation), Trigger Point, Myofascial Release, Structural Integration, Origin/Insertion Therapy, Pre/Post Natal, Infant & Child, Gerontology, Lymphatic Drainage, Chair, Hot Stone, Advanced Traditional Hawaiian Lomilomi, and Applied Kinesiology.
In June 2014 I began specializing in Applied Kinesiology and integrating it with a fusion of other modalities to create results for people that are lasting. This fusion of modalities addresses the root cause of pain and /or dysfunction in the body thus correcting the symptoms. I work primarily with amateur and professional competitive athletes, military service men and women, and people with trauma or surgical recovery needs.
My Clients
  • Competitive Crossfit Athletes & Coaches
  • Competitive State Champion Powerlifters, Olympic lifters & Coaches
  • Nationally Competitive BodyBuilders & Coaches
  • Pro Surfer
  • Pro Rugby Player
  • Olympic Volleyball Player
  • Paddlers
  • Runners
  • U.S. Federal Marshall
  • Police Officers
  • Active Duty & Reserve Military Personnel
  • Doctors & Dentists
  • Massage Therapists
  • Amputees & post-surgical clients
  • Attorneys & other professionals
What AKIT Offers?

I want you to experience for yourself that AKIT is one of the best preventative manual medicines available. With regular therapy and treatment, clients have experienced fast recovery, resolved chronic long term issues, healed old injuries and more as we “peel back the onion” on the layers of dysfunction and correct it. The focus of my work is on pain relief, faster recovery, better mobility, improved performance, preventing and predicting injury in athletes, and conditioning athletes prior to competition.

My method of Applied Kinesiology and Integrative Therapy, or AKIT Method, is currently being patented. It is my life’s goal to teach this method to other qualified candidates and help them build their own successful practices. This ripple effect will help make our communities stronger, healthier, and will empower people about their right and ability to take responsibility for their own health care.

I look forward to being of service to you, and assisting you in achieving your best health and performance possible!
With warm aloha,
~May you be blessed with more love, health and abundance than you ever knew to ask for!