Prior to becoming a massage therapist, I had a career in theatre as an actor and educator. Thus I have training in the Alexander Technique, Feldenkrais Method, Yoga and other forms of body/mind awareness – all of which provide me a greater understanding of the structure and use of the body in daily life. I received my massage training at The Healing Arts Center in St. Louis, MO in 2008. I am passionate about continuing my education in the varied techniques of massage to further augment my skills and am selective about where I seek out classes. I have studied with master practitioners from around the country. Most notably I have advanced training in Oncology Massage Therapy and Geriatric Massage. Additionally, I am a continuous student of Reiki, Healing Touch, Yoga and meditation. I love being a student and hope to never stop learning.
I have been practicing since 2008 and currently am licensed by the State of Missouri, a member of the Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP), and a recognized provider of Oncology Massage Therapy by the Society for Oncology Massage (S4OM). I use a range of techniques to work with a variety of people. I work with people with cancer and cancer histories, older adults, pregnant women, and anyone struggling to manage stress. I am dedicated to creating a peaceful environment for my clients and hold myself to the highest of professional standards. I firmly believe that massage, energy work and body/mind awareness can benefit any client with managing pain, illness, anxiety, physical and emotional stress, depression, sleep disorders and a myriad of other conditions.
I love the work...massage feeds my body and spirit like no other work I've done. I get to be physical every day and help to bring comfort and healing to people. I couldn't ask for a more creative and inspiring job.
I love my clients...ranging in age 14-95 and widely varying in physical prowess and condition. Whether stressed, physically active, athletic, injured or suffering from chronic pain or illness I work on all bodies cater to all needs. I feel honored that my clients put their trust in me; I respect all who walk through my door.
I love what I do...from the moment I began studying massage I knew that I found my passion. After years of studying the body as an instrument, I was able to understand it on a whole new and exciting level as a massage therapist. I am creatively inspired through my work as a therapist and I strive to find what will suit each client's need. This work provides for me the perfect symbiotic relationship between creativity, body awareness, well-being & spirituality.
I love massage...a client of mine once said "if everyone received a foot massage everyday there would be world peace." I couldn’t agree more!
EDUCATION & TRAINING
MFA, University of Texas at Austin • BFA, New York University • The Healing Arts Center, St. Louis • Advanced training in Oncology Massage Therapy, Geriatric Massage, and Hospice Care • Healing Touch Level 1 and 2 • Reiki • Ongoing Student of Yoga and Meditation
LICENSURE & ASSOCIATIONS
Licensed Massage Therapist, MO • Member of the Association of Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP) • Recognized provider of Oncology Massage Therapy by the Society for Oncology Massage (S4OM) • Board Member of Healing Touch St. Louis • CAT Institute Alumni, Regional Arts Commission, St. Louis
What people are saying...
Ruth is amazing. She puts so much love and healing into every massage, that you walk out not only feeling better physically, you feel full mentally.