Training: 1000+ hours
School: Cortiva Institute for Massage Therapy, Seattle Campus
Licensed since: 2010
Continuing Education: Deep Tissue, Vedic Table Thai, Lomi Lomi Hawaiian Healing Arts, Human Anatomy Cadaver Lab
Areas of expertise: The Myo
How long have you been a licensed massage therapist?
How many hours of training do you have?
Why did you choose massage therapy as your career?
I don’t have a defining moment for becoming a Massage Therapist. I love the human body and movement, I’m a sensitive and empathetic person, and I always want to help others. I was working for a third party insurance company prior to going to massage school, and extremely bored and unchallenged. An ad for the local massage therapy school crossed my desk and it piqued my interest. The day after meeting with the Admissions Counselor, I enrolled in the next session – I had never even had a professional massage! The more I researched about the profession, the more excited I became. Seven years later, massage therapy still gets me excited.
Where did you go to school for massage?
Cortiva Institute of Massage Therapy, Seattle Campus.
How do you describe your massage/work to others?
My massage style is gentle and slow; I stay focused and present through the entire session. I find this allows the mind and body time to feel comfortable, and then ease into deeper and more specific work.
What are some examples of Continuing Education you are interested in and why?
I am very interested in Craniosacral Therapy (CST). In fact, I am taking the first course in August 2017. CST is a gentle technique that can help the healing process of so many physical and mental issues. When I had my first session, I was amazed at the results, and look forward to helping my clients a similar way.
How has receiving massage affected you personally?
I found a love for acrobatics at the same time I found massage. As an adult learning acrobatics, you can imagine there have been a few injuries along the way. Massage has not only helped heal those injuries, but regular massage has definitely prevented many other possible injuries from occurring.
What do you do to stay healthy?
Yoga, dance, acrobatics. Eat healthy, but don’t deny myself anything either. Receive massage. Spend as much time as possible in the sunshine and with friends and family.
What do you like about working at Myo Massage?
From the very beginning, I have always felt an incredible amount of respect from Myo Massage to its staff. Management, therapists, support staff – we all work hard but have fun, and you can feel the company has cultivated a great family feel to their business.