Sonia Walker

  • NJ License #: 18KT00432300
  • 85

Medical Massage is on the Rise

The Massage field attracted me with its ability to help provide comfort and relief to those suffering from a variety of symptoms. After graduating from school, I continued my education and was mentored by a Nurse Practitioner who specialized in Pain Management using integrative, holistic interventions. I worked in skilled nursing facilities and rehab centers, learning how the care team works together to improve patient outcome. My experience fueled my love of massage therapy and allows me to ...

The Massage field attracted me with its ability to help provide comfort and relief to those suffering from a variety of symptoms. After graduating from school, I continued my education and was mentored by a Nurse Practitioner who specialized in Pain Management using integrative, holistic interventions. I worked in skilled nursing facilities and rehab centers, learning how the care team works together to improve patient outcome. My experience fueled my love of massage therapy and allows me to provide competent, compassionate care to my clients. After 10 years, my passion for learning and teaching massage continues to grow. 

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Where I Work
Licenses
Massage

NJ # 18KT00432300

Education
2009

Anthem Institute: North Brunswick

Massage Therapy Diploma

Experience
Bodywork

Medical Massage Therapist / Massage Instructor

Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ February 2017- to Present Recreation Department Massage Therapist Performing 50-minute and 90-minute quality massage therapy sessions Designing specific sessions based on client’s individual needs Promote the health and wellness benefits to clients receiving massage therapy on a regular basis and recommending appointment frequency Help maintain professionalism in the clinic and cleanliness of therapy rooms and common areas Chair massage event to promote health and wellness across Rutgers Univeristy campuses ( Livingston, New Brunswick, Piscataway) Massage Envy , Metuchen, NJ August 2017- to Present Lead Therapist/ Regional StretchTrainer/ Massage Therapist Performing 50-minute and 90-minute quality massage therapy sessions Designing specific sessions based on client’s individual needs Promote the health and wellness benefits to clients receiving massage therapy on a regular basis and recommending appointment frequency Help maintain professionalism in the clinic and cleanliness of therapy rooms and common areas Customer service oriented and communicating effectively with clients, clinic management and sales staff Morristown Hospital, Morristown, NJ November 2015 to Present Secretary and Nursing Assistant Hospice Palliative Care Assist Nurses and Doctors with medical procedures assisting patients with ADL's measuring and recording vital signs, temperature, pulse and respiration hourly rounding, reporting changes in patients' condition to the RN providing emotional support to patients and their families. Excellent communication and customer service skills Answering the phone, call bells, updating and organizing the medical record, addressing visitors and physicians, organization of the unit, forms and office supplies, assisting physicians with electronic order entry and assisting with unit responsibilities as assigned by charge nurse Everest Institute/ Alterius Career College, South Plainfield NJ August 2016 - April 2018 Massage Therapy Instructor/ Medical Assistant Substitute Instructor Prepare for class including presentation and teaching of curriculum Supervise external clinic working with NY Giants foot ball team Ensure that the curriculum being taught reflects current standards within the industry as well as in alignment with the Everest Institute and Zenith Education Group Ensure safe and sanitary practices are being upheld by both students and instructors when practicing or demonstrating in classroom and clinic floor Attend scheduled team and Institute meetings as requested Project a professional image at all times to internal and external guests Maintain academic records and ensure continuous evaluations are given to students on an ongoing basis (i.e. student performance in theory, practical and clinical experiences) Ensure guest satisfaction by effectively managing clinic floor, advise and guide students and assist in resolving student or guest challenges.Perform other duties as assigned Heavensent Medical Services , Edison, NJ January 2012 to October 2015 Lead Medical Massage Therapist/ Assistant to Nurse Practitioner Orient new massage therapist and assist in trainings Supervised group meditation groups and snoozelon sensory therapy group in nursing home to manage pain and anxiety Assess peoples pain score and report to appropriate personal Advocate for patients and help with needs including working with/ helping Physical therapy, Nursing, and administration staff Travel to 2 different nursing facilities and doctor office to provide services Helped business to grow from having 30 patient to 200 patients During state evaluation at nursing home was discovered via documentation that all patient on the service pain medication and anti anxiety medication were reduced down to 50% Charting SOAP note and making Care Plans for patients on how to improve function or decrease pain and anxiety Licensed Massage Therapist in State of NJ Scotch Plains Pain and Rehabilitation Center Scotch Plains, New Jersey January 2015 - June 2015 Promote and advertise for facility to local schools, facilities and doctor offices as to how acupuncture and chiropractic services can benefit them In office massaged for pain relief of joint and muscles pain. Chair Massage Overlook Hospital , Summit, NJ May 2009 to April 2013 Patient Care Technician in Emergency Room Assist Nurses and Doctors with medical procedures Perform EKG Transport Patient to and from different procedure Identify emergent patients and provide appropriate care Phlebotomy

REVIEWS for my Bodywork or Wellness services

by Anonymous on May 17
Sonia had a sensitivity I appreciated.
by Anonymous on Apr 11
Highly knowledgeable and explains her course of treatment.
by Mary on Apr 08
Found quickly the trigger points that were the most troublesome and targeted it. Was also hyper aware of my prior leg injuries and tackled the leg appropriately. Have already booked two more massages
by Eileen on Apr 05
She is very skilled at MLD
by Janifer on Apr 03
She def took care of me !
by Lisa on Apr 02
Sonia's ability to develop a plan for the massage specific to your needs is incredible.
by Laura on Mar 26
A great massage! A wonderful woman! Laura
by Anonymous on Mar 06
Sonia is one of the best in the business. She has a deep understanding of the human body and knows how to fix your problems. You won’t go wrong having her help you.
by Elizabeth on Mar 05
Get one free is a great way to stay motivated and to commit to massages as a regular routine.
by Anonymous on Jan 26
She was very caring and helpful

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage
  • Hot Stone Massage
  • Medical Massage
  • Cupping Methods
  • Mobile Deep Tissue
  • Pregnancy Massage
  • Other

Wellness

  • Mobile Comfort Care

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