Her experience with medical challenges occurred while her oldest daughter was 10 years old and began suffering from severe, debilitating migraine headaches. After seeing many specialists and enduring procedures, numerous drug regimens and a hospital stay, Lisa's daughter was told that there was nothing more western medicine had to offer her. This was the catalyst to launch Lisa into the world of holistic medicine and the seed that would later bloom into ReLeaf Bodywork Therapy.
Lisa began studying Craniosacral Therapy to assist her daughter in finding pain relief while meeting with many Integrative practitioners to obtain a holistic approach to migraine prevention and wellness. Her initial practice began at her home studio to accommodate life/family balance. Over the years, many gifts and challenges continue to remind her to embrace the "Full Catastrophe of Living" in the words of Jon Kabat-Zinn.
Embrace, learn and grow from it all!
Lisa's personal life experiences have shaped the philosophy of her practice. She has journeyed through infertility, adoption and the birth of her second child in 2000. In 2015 Lisa welcomed the birth of her first granddaughter who keeps her busy and reminds her of the joy, curiosity and energy of youth.
Today her studio is found within the Clock Tower Office Park on the west side of Madison, where you can savor the beauty of nature from her office window and stroll through the quaint courtyard. The evolution of her practice reflects her life experiences and journey. She understands the importance of finding comfort, clarity, connection, balance and joy in her own body, mind and life. She understands the challenges women and parents face and she is passionate about supporting families that are facing challenges related to physical, emotional and mental health.
In her free time she loves soaking up all that nature has to offer with her family and friends. You may find her walking her spunky, rescue dog Ziggy, kayaking at Lake Wingra or exploring Madison's bike trails.
Lisa's Qualifications and Training:
Masters of Science in Cardiac Rehabilitation and Adult Fitness
American College of Sports Medicine Exercise Specialist
State and Nationally certified as a Massage and Bodywork Therapist
Certified Zero Balancing Practitioner
Craniosacral and Neurovascular Integration Practitioner (training with Upledger Institute and Neurovascular Institute)
Foundation Certification with Soul Lightening Acupressure
Acupressure Mastery training with Michael Reed Gach, PhD.
Add Heart Facilitator with HeartMath