My Journey

Shambhala is a Sanskrit term meaning place of PEACE, TRANQUILITY, and HAPPINESS. The name immediately came to mind when it was time to start my own massage practice. To me, it represented my ideal practice space as a place of peace and tranquility for people to come, feel safe and release all their aches and pains. It is a place where one can truly enjoy happiness as their body feels good and is pain-free.

Shambhala Therapeutic Massage and Wellness is dedicated to helping people to find the root cause of their issue and relieve and release it so that they can enjoy life,  feel good, happy and positive about their body and mind.

“I find lots of inspiration through travels. I enjoy traveling, seeing the world and meeting people in different cultures and lifestyles.”

During one of my travels, I discovered a magical place for me – TIBET.  It was not only grand, vast and historical, but it was so peaceful. I found a great sense of peace within me and it changed my perception about many things on many levels. The trip to Tibet marked the beginning of my inner journey, discovering about myself, about life, and about the systems of the human body, mind and spirit that when I started my own practice, I named it SHAMBHALA THERAPEUTIC MESSAGE AND WELLNESS. To me it resonated because it reminded me of the amazing peacefulness and warmth I felt while in Tibet, and was the exact feeling of peace, tranquility and happiness I want my clients to experience through my massages and insights messages.

I was born in Singapore, a tropical island located near the equator in Southeast Asia. Even though it is a bustling urban city with skyscrapers, nevertheless Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupuncture, foot reflexology, and massages are an important part of our way of life.

At the age of 7, I began to want to learn how to draw well and that passion grew into my love for fashion and fashion designing, even till today. After graduating from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, I worked in retail sales as a fashion designer, fashion merchandiser, fashion buyer, and brand manager for a French multi-national luxury goods conglomerate.  It was an exhilarating and memorable experience.

During my corporate years, the pace of work was fast; long hours in front of the computer, international travels, making sure to stay present in every meeting, all while looking sharp and consistently ready to work. To maintain a mental, spiritual and physical balance, I made it a priority to get weekly acupuncture and also aromatherapy massages which I found were integral to good health.

Through that experience, I fell in love with aromatherapy. I’ve always loved the smell of the essential oils used on me and how blending them for each specific need can produce healing properties for the body and mind. It was so intriguing and fascinating to me.  My curiosity and excitement about the science of aromatherapy ended up with me jumping into a decision to enroll into an aromatherapy massage school to learn more about it and how it can help others to feel better and and truly well! After receiving a Diploma for Aromatherapy and Massage, I began my exciting and fulfilling journey into holistic medicine.

My personal life then took a change of direction when I moved to the United States.  I then decided to foster my passion of learning and further continue by education by attending the Cayce Reilly School of Massage. Through the school, I learned and discovered my own unique insightful gifts gained through massage and how to really help people to feel better.

With years of experience in my massage practice, and the desire to master my gifts so that I can help people feel well, has opened up a door where I am able to see the insights of people’s current issues. This allows me to quickly pinpoint the area that needs to be worked on and have the techniques to help them quickly relieve and release what they need to release from their body. Doing so allows them to enjoy freedom, shift their mindsets and transform to a new, happy, and healthy person.

This process is truly exciting! Seeing the transformations are amazing and real.

I am a healer with love for aromatherapy, massage and body work, a Reiki master, Facilitator, Transformational coach and Fashion designer.

Welcome to my Universe….