I was experiencing some pretty intense back pain and was referred to Elise by one of her current clients. After my first massage, my pain was reduced by 75%. I just had my second massage and I’m feeling better than I have in a long time. Elise is so knowledgeable and has such a calming presence. I will be recommending her to all of my friends and family.But before I ever made it to the trail, I witnessed a fatal road accident. My inexperienced soul bore it heavily, and I worry-warted my way through the trek. We crossed avalanche paths, tiptoed over landslides, and went ukaalo oraalo – up and down – and over the Thorong La pass. Would I die of advanced pulmonary edema? Would I be buried by snow? At night I slept in spare lodges, haunted by reccurring dreams of the road accident.