After my first hands-on encounter with massage and experiencing the immense benefit massage provides to the health of both body and mind, I decided to make massage therapy a regular part of my wellness routine and to bring it to others around me. It is my goal to work toward the integration of massage therapy in the arena of mental and emotional health and advocate its benefits to the general public.
Education and Training
Erica received her massage certificate in 2005 from Tom P. Haney Technical Center in Lynn Haven, Florida. Also in 2005, she received her AA degree in pre-psychology from Gulf Coast Community College in Panama City, Florida. In 2008 she received her BA from the University of South Florida where she majored in Psychology and minored in Public Health.
Erica has worked as a massage therapist in multiple settings from franchise to on-site corporate chair massage and from fitness center to spa. She has worked with a wide variety of clientele with needs ranging from relaxation "pamper me" massage to strategic releasing of long term patterns of tension. She specializes in a blended style massage designed to engage the relaxation response and feel luxurious while incorporating therapeutic techniques and strategies to relieve the patterns of tension and unconscious stress holding that cause the majority of our daily aches and pains. This is the massage you can feel good receiving and will feel good for many days following.
Erica lives in North Tampa with her husband and fellow massage therapist Timothy and their young son Sebastian. She enjoys reading, networking, gardening, and cooking. These days camping and canoeing have taken a lower priority to trips to the Zoo and taking Sebastian on wagon rides through the park.