I'm am in love with massage therapy! I've been practicing for over 25 years and have worked in some amazing places. Part of my journey was working peak seasons.
I worked a few months at the beach and then a few months at the ski slopes or wherever else they needed a short-term, massage therapist.
I've traveled as far west as Snowbird, UT, as far east as Myrtle Beach, SC, and as far south as Grand Cayman Island.
I share this with you to encourage you that the sky is the limit! This career is rewarding on so many different levels. It's not just the places but more the people I've met and how I was able to help them.
I started as an x-ray technician in an ER and transitioned into an x-ray tech for several chiropractors. As I worked for one particular chiropractor that was the local hockey team doctor, he started showing me how to "work" (massage) the hamstrings or the calves; whatever the patient needed at the time. I was clueless! (Keep in mind this was BEFORE most state licensing started.)
I grew to love the process and outcome from doing the few massage techniques. That inspired me to pack up my car (I was in NC at the time) and move to the top massage school in the nation at that time, Utah College of Massage Therapy. I've loved this journey from the beginning!
Over the years, I've had opportunities to become a lead therapist and train incoming team members, I've taught as a guest speaker at some schools of massage therapy and have been invited to multiple events to share how massage can be a great career.
The MBLEX is a beast, I will not lie, but with some practice and focus, this will be just another chapter in your new journey. Let's get started!!
Graduate Degree: Utah College of Massage Therapy Inc-Salt Lake City - Certificate, Massage Therapy
Undergraduate Degree: University of Phoenix-Charlotte Campus - Bachelor in Business Administration, Business, General
I love to problem-solve. I know that sounds nerdy but I like taking a situation and working it from different angles to see what fits best... Like puzzles but with topics of massage therapy or small business marketing. I also have a 750cc ZX Kawasaki! Electric blue! So fun! I scuba dive with my husband, love the views hate the water! I get so seasick! Even while I'm in the water.ugh I have golf clubs but they've collected dust for years. I really enjoyed learning new courses.
MBLEX - Massage & Bodywork Licensing Examination