Your Soul Vacation Guide
Hey Western Mass!
I'm BZ and I'm a recent transplant from Cambridge. Not too long ago my husband and I decided to pick up and head west to join this amazing community. My goal was to bring Body Zen::Holistic Skin Care and Ayurvedic Bodywork to the Pioneer Valley and create a soulful sanctuary.
Over the past 7 years, I've supported thousands of people looking to feel better in their bodies on this inside and out. I take bodywork and skincare very seriously which is why I've invested a ton of time and energy into honing my craft - it's all so I can be the best possible resource for you!
I've listed a few of the big credentials down below but the learning never stops. Helping you look and feel great and teaching you to use products that won't slowly put your body in a state of toxic overload are the things I'm most passionate about.
Take a journey to your favorite destination; YOU! Reconnect to yourself and rediscover your bliss.
Attended Elizabeth Grady School of Esthetics and Massage Therapy. Graduated and passed the MA state boards in February of 2007. Since graduating, I've taken numerous classes at the International Dermal Institute in Burlington, MA. As well as the following continuing education courses:
Gua Sha with Dr. Ping Zhang
Gua Sha and Thai Herbal Poultice with Cecily Braden
Gua Sha with Britta Plug
Dien Chan Zone® with Helen Black
This October, I'm taking Dr. Vodder's Manual Lymphatic Drainage
Licensed Massage Therapist
I attended Northeastern University and studied Athletic Training; the prevention and care of athletic injuries. After graduation in 2000, I decided to attend the Muscular Therapy Institute in Cambridge, and graduated in 2004 from their 900 hour program. I began teaching at Elizabeth Grady, in their massage program, and found out about Ayurveda from a work colleague. In 2017, I took Foundations of Ayurveda at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health and began working in their Healing Arts Department. Trainings in Ayurvedic Bodywork have been with:
Abhyanga and Garshana with Cat Pacini
Basti with Belinda Baer
Marma with Cory Tixier