Ever since joining Los Amigos High School's cross-country team, Ngoc has developed a healthy respect and love for endurance sports and the outdoors. Over the years, many of her best moments in life have consisted of running, cycling, and taking spontaneous long distance hiking trips into the woods. Endurance sports have cultivated her mental focus, energy, and connection to the environment, which she feels are essential to living a good and purposeful life.
In college, a chance encounter in the field of massage and bodywork gave a fuller dimension into what it means to be healthy and fit. Through massage and bodywork, Ngoc found herself running faster and longer, her cycling was effortless, her recovery time was fast and painless, and the increased stability and flexibility were a constant source of wonder. This was why, despite graduating from UC Santa Barbara with a degree in Environmental Studies, she decided to pursue massage as a career specializing in sports and injury. Ngoc continued her massage studies at Santa Barbara Bodyworks. She then furthered her education through the Barral Institute, and the Upledger Institute in addition to constantly improving her knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and kinesiology. Currently, she has taken approximately 1000 hours of classwork.
Ngoc is certified as a Massage Therapist through the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodyworks (NCBTMB) and the California Massage Therapy Council (CMTC), and is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA). She is also insured through the AMTA. Ngoc is a certified Wilderness First Responder as well as CPR and AED certified through the American Heart Association and Red Cross. Outside of bodywork, Ngoc is an avid volunteer for environmental restoration and conservation, outdoor enthusiast, explorer of movement therapies, runner, Kombucha home brewer, and a budding sewer. One of her goals in life is to eventually take part in the Western States 100-mile Endurance Run.