How did I get started in massage?
Well, it was honestly a whim. I was traveling in Australia back in 2002 and met a woman about my age who was making her way across the country by doing chair massage. I personally had never had a professional massage at that point and really had no idea what a career in massage would look like, but the thought of a flexible schedule and travel intrigued me. It stayed as an interesting possibility in the back of my mind. I finally went and got a few massages for myself and was Skip ahead to January 2006 and I enrolled at Arizona School of Massage-Tempe and started training for my new career.
How long have I been practicing massage?
After I graduated ASMT in August of 2006, I applied and received my license in December of that same year. I started off working on friends and family till I got my first job at a Day Spa in Chandler. Over the years I have worked in a few smaller Day Spas, two chiropractors offices, Massage Envy (Dobson and Chandler Crossroads), and maintained my lovely and loyal private clients who have followed me. That’s means I’ve practicing my craft about 25-30 hours per week over the last 12+ years.
What did I do before I became a Massage Therapist?
I grew up in Asheville North Carolina and got bored with college and my small town and decided to joined the United States Navy. I spent the next 6 years serving my country in Great Lakes Illinois, Guam and Pensacola Florida as a Hospital Corpsman (medic). I saw a lot and learned a ton. I became fascinated with the human body and all its many quirks. I saw the good and bad sides of traditional medicine and fell in love with Chiropractic care.
What can my massage help you with?
Well just about everything. I have a plethora of life knowledge, hands on training, personal life experience, and stories/knowledge passed down to me from clients over the years that has helped me help my clients. I am a facilitator of all that knowledge and I want pass the benefits on to you.
Below is a list of common/chronic issues that I am able to improve upon:
Sinus Congestion/Allergy Symptoms
Lower Back or Sciatica Issues/Pain
Neck, Shoulder and Back Tension/Pain
Range of Motion and Flexibility
Migraine and or Tension Headaches
TMJD- Jaw Pain/Popping
Carpal Tunnel/Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
Hip and Knee Pain/Mobility Issues
Hand/Foot Conditions or Pain
I truly love the life I was given, and I’m living my purpose by being in service of others and hopefully my services will help you heal your body and mind.