While teaching high school, she went to massage school. In massage school, her body went into a lot of pain. In hindsight, she had had many injuries growing up (just playing as a child) and several car accidents, braces, appendix out and some pretty good falls.
Aston Patterning gave her the tools and insight to understand about her patterns of tension and how her body was holding the history of her past injuries, making it impossible to move forward into her future. Lissa used to say she learned how to touch from Judith Aston and this is true, but what she really learned was how to move and to understand the complex nature of accumulated tension that the body holds without us even knowing it. Aston Patterning is Lissa's journey to living an expanded, pain-free life.
In her private practice, Lissa loves working with people interested in stay active as they age and keep themselves comfortable, pain-free and aging in place.
She also has founded the non-profit Thrive505, who’s mission is to transform the paradigm of how we age and how we die. The vision is to support Natural Wellness through the Aston Paradigm of movement and bodywork and other wellness approaches and creating an intentional 50 plus community based in mindfulness, creativity and compassion.