I started studying Anatomy and Physiology in an Advance Placement course in high school. I studied it again at New York University where I received my Bachelor’s of Science. My formal massage training was done at the Institute of Psycho-Structural Balancing in Culver City, CA. Upon graduation I worked for a hotel spa before going out on my own.
But it wasn’t until I moved to Ohio that I developed a robust practice. I concentrate on true therapeutic massage. I focus on the overall system and what is stuck versus what hurts. I also have a solid understanding of the nature of therapeutic relationships and that influences the massage experience. In addition to massage, I provide wellness education, using my own knowledge base as well as guest educators. I am at the point where I am expanding my business to include other practitioners and modalities.
As I bring massage therapists on I am focusing on finding people with the right touch. You can teach technique but you can’t teach touch. My practice grows via word of mouth as well as organic advertising. I fiercely safeguard my reputation. It is the foundation of creating trust. A great deal of therapeutic value is to be found in trust and rapport.
The wellness industry is a hard industry to be successful in. We are seen as a dime a dozen, in many regards. It is not enough to be good at your craft. You must also be dependable, accessible, trustworthy, compassionate. Ultimately, though, success lies in creating a safe space, focusing on healing vs. encouraging people to attach to their injury/trauma/dis-ease, and maybe even inspiring them to think as expansively as possible...