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About Trisha

It is my passion and life's work to help relieve pain and stress through massage and bodywork therapy. I love working with a variety of clients and continually seek to give them the best treatment possible. I feel fortunate to have given thousands of massages in four different countries. 

My work is truly enjoyable and it never gets old!

    My Story

    When I was about ten years old, I discovered The Complete Book of Massage on my parent's bookshelf and couldn't put it down. I remember being fascinated by the complexity of human anatomy and physiology and the relatively simple way in which massage therapy can help heal the body. I began practising the massage techniques that I learned from the book on my family and friends and was encouraged by their positive feedback. Then when I was around 12 years old, I began receiving regular chiropractic and massage treatments for scoliosis and was amazed at the positive effect that the healing therapeutic touch had on my back. I've been hooked ever since.

    Born and raised in California, I followed my dream and in 2004 began my massage training in the state of Missouri. I attended Orler School of Massage Therapy Technology and had an incredible teacher who taught me how massage could be used as a treatment for pain and imbalance in the body, not just for relaxation. It opened my eyes and gave me a foundation for the type of massage I continue to give to this day.


    After working full-time as a massage therapist for a year, I decided to further my education and attended California State University Northridge. I earned my bachelor's degree in kinesiology (Sport Science). This complemented my massage career by giving me a greater understanding of human anatomy and physiology, and biomechanics. 


    A few years later, I moved to Edinburgh, Scotland, where I worked full-time as a massage therapist alongside physiotherapists and chiropractors. It was a privilege to work with other health professionals and I gained more hands-on techniques to treat pain and imbalance in the body.


    I eventually opened my first massage practice in Edinburgh and I enjoyed the freedom of working directly for my clients.  As demand increased, I hired 3 other therapists to work in the practice. At the end of 2014, I decided to close my business and move with my husband to the Netherlands where he accepted a job at Leiden University. 

    Shortly after our move to Leiden, I gave birth to my daughter, and about 4 years after that, I had my son. Being a stay-at-home mom for those years had its rewards and challenges but overall I have really enjoyed raising my children in the Netherlands. 

    At last, in 2021 I was ready and able to restart my massage career and I began working as a sports massage therapist at Weleda City Spa in Oegstgeest. I was so happy to be doing what I love again. Then in early 2023, I had an opportunity to open up Revive Massage & Bodywork in Leiden. Once again, I am grateful for the freedom and flexibility of running my own practice and the ability to provide healing therapeutic massage to each client who walks through the door. 

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