Owner, True Massage & Licensed Massage Therapist ma55291
I have always placed priority on doing work that I find meaningful. I love helping people. That is why I chose to be a “full-time volunteer” with Habitat for Humanity and why I was delighted to be a job coach for adults with developmental disabilities. However, when my non-profit work became middle-management my stress began to multiply and my enjoyment lessened. I realized that I couldn’t sustain this lifestyle for the rest of my career. So, I enrolled in massage school at the National Holistic Institute in Encino, CA. I graduated in 2008 and moved back to Florida. I opened True Massage in 2010 and owe my clients a tremendous debt of gratitude for enabling me to do work that I love. I am especially gifted in listening and in gently easing out muscle tension while maintaining relaxation.
Licensed Massage Therapist ma70831
My interest in health and wellness has always influenced my life choices. I graduated from Texas Tech University in 1989 with a degree in Human Development. I have worked as a Director of Religious Education and have been a certified leader for La Leche League International. I have four mostly grown children, and spent a number of years being a home-schooling-at-home mom. Long before I decided to attend massage therapy school, I knew of the benefits that massage can offer for both physical and emotional care. Regular massage has often been my go-to for relief from the stresses of everyday life. During a time when I was experiencing stress induced back pain, massage was an integral part of my recovery. When my children were young, I learned infant and child massage, experiencing firsthand how wonderful it was to help calm them when fussy and to fall asleep with ease. Massage has become a valuable resource as they’ve grown into young athletes; helping with injury recovery and relieving soreness. My decision to become a licensed massage therapist was the natural next step for me. I have specialized training in medical massage, prenatal massage, and myofascial release techniques. It is a wonderful thing to observe the benefit of massage therapy in my clients. I work with people of all ages, children through adult, and I offer a client-centered massage. This means that I customize each and every massage session to the client’s needs and preferences.