Deanna Obenauf

"Working to enhance your everyday, live to relax."

I like to communicate my persona to people through writing.  You can tell a lot about a person who likes to communicate and I want to tell you about me.  My business is an extension of myself - yes.  However, I want you to get to know me for me.  You need to know if I am the therapist for you and I am here to tell you I am the perfect one.

Your question is why?

The majority of professional bodywork focuses on relieving stress and helping clients relax.  Massage is wonderful for that purpose, b...

I like to communicate my persona to people through writing.  You can tell a lot about a person who likes to communicate and I want to tell you about me.  My business is an extension of myself - yes.  However, I want you to get to know me for me.  You need to know if I am the therapist for you and I am here to tell you I am the perfect one.

Your question is why?

The majority of professional bodywork focuses on relieving stress and helping clients relax.  Massage is wonderful for that purpose, but people want something more than just relaxation!  They want to feel the lasting benefits from an excellent bodywork session that melts away their pain with a lasting repoire; people WANT a reason to come back.  They want a reason to love massage therapy and they don't even know it!  So why is it so hard to find a therapist that fits your lifestyle, healthcare, or personality?

My goal is to provide that new level of enhancement with my extensive training, continued education, and add an array of artful modalities that I can customize to each person. 

I have been practicing massage therapy since 2010 when my mother developed adhesive capsulitis (aka- frozen shoulder).  Before my career in the bodywork field, I was studying business marketing and graphic communications.  When my mother became injured, I was trying to find a way to help her and continue my study - that was when she suggested I take a break to study massage therapy. 

Thus, I chose the longest and most immersive massage school in Washington State - Everest College.  The program offered a 960+ hour education over the course of a year and a half; which even taught spa therapy treatments.  (I used my mother as a guinea pig through my whole training to help her avoid muscle atrophy and stress rehabilitation to the glenohumeral joint.  No worries, she is all better now!)

The phrase, "Scientia potentia est," is a famous latin saying, meaning, "Knowledge is power."

I wanted the power to heal people naturally and to be able to provide them with a comprehensive and alternative method of healthcare.  Did you know you can avoid carpal tunnel surgery with a regular massage program?  I wanted to be able to provide my clients with the knowledge about their body, while understanding the human anatomy & physiology myself.  Did you know you can perform certain stretches and simple stregthening exercises (and I don't mean running or gym membership!) to avoid sciatic pain? 

The best healthcare is effective healthcare in my opinion and I want to provide my clients THE BEST professional bodywork that they can find - always!

When I am not working, I enjoy designing advertisements or playing around with my website (I have always had a passion for web development/business marketing, so it is something I TRULY enjoy!)  The rest of my time, I travel with my boyfriend, take my dogs swimming, or watch my favorite TV show, "Once Upon A Time."  What can I say, I am a modern woman who is a sucker for old timey-whimey things and fairy tales! 

I welcome the opportunity to get to know you and and thank you for taking the time to get to know me, not only as a professional bodyworker, but as an ambitious person with a love for learning, smiles, and a caring personality.

Sincerely,

Deanna C. Obenauf
Owner of Big Island Massage Therapy, LLC

Want to get to know my personality quickly without reading my letter? 
READ WHAT I USE ON MY RESUME! ;)

CORE COMPETENCIES:

  • 1000+ hours of study in the following:
      - Anatomy & Physiology/Kinesiology
      - Pathologies/Postural Analysis
      - Business Management
      - Soap Charting/Insurance Billing
      - CPR/Universal Precautions
  • Focused, driven, and analytical
  • Detail oriented and passionate about quality
  • Flexible and able to meed tight deadlines
  • Professional demeanor and very organized
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Wonderful interpersonal, motivational, and presentational skills (Written/Verbal)
  • Works well with others (Supervisory/Staff)
  • Experience working as an admin/supervisor
  • Efficient computer skills on Vista/XP/WIN 7-8:
    - MS Office/Outlook/QuickBooks/Access
  • Types 72 WPM
  • Comprehensive with following programs:
    - Dreamweaver/Frontpage Development
    - Adobe Photoshop/PhotoImpact
    - Indesign/Illustrator
    - Movavi Video Suite

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Where I Work
Available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Licenses
Massage

HI # 13510

Massage

WA # 60285058

Education
2011

Everest College

Massage Therapy and Spa Specialist

2008

Centralia College

Graphic Communications/Business Marketing

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Custom
  • Kama'aina

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