I have finally found a career that I love and work very well with. I am
certainly not bold enough to state that I am the best, but I will say
that those that I assist with massage therapy are most often very
pleased with the results; it is very rare to have a client that is unhappy with the session.
From high school, people indicated that I should consider being a massage therapist (I was in choir, and our teacher would have us do warm-up exercises that included massaging your neighbors' shoulders). There were other times that the suggestion came up, but the answer was always the same --- "Eww. No."
I have investigated and pursued various careers, including--but not limited to--food service, theatre, construction & demolition, architecture, photography, the armed forces, management, quality inspection, aviation, 24-foot laminate press operator (used for making fabricated hardwood flooring), woodworker (making game tables, clocks, bunk beds, and cedar cabinets for linens, among other things), and driver's education instructor; I returned to college and obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology with a minor in Marriage and Family Counseling and then worked with children and adults as a Psycho-social Rehabilitation Specialist (PSRS) teaching people basic anger management, communication, coping, and social skills.
Over time, I continued to be unhappy with the several careers that I had chosen, but I had discovered through woodworking that I really enjoyed working with my hands and making things. So, after it was suggested yet one more time by some friends of mine, I finally relented and carefully selected a school that offered training for massage therapy---the International Institute of Massage Therapy; but it also offered training in energy work and taught introspection so that, as a massage therapist, I would be able to be more in tune with what clients were feeling and how to better assist them in finding relief.
I worked and studied hard and graduated with a 3.5 GPA, I took the licensure exam not long after and scored 87% (greater than the required 80%), and received my Idaho license in June of 2015. I have been assisting people to feel relief from pain and discomfort since shortly after beginning massage school in April of 2014---for over two years now.
Currently, I work with Legacy Health (formerly known as Wight Chiropractic) as a massage therapist; It is a phenomenal clinical atmosphere. Here, they are very aware of what clients are saying and what they need. Together, with an outstanding office staff who know their jobs well, and with Dr. Wight and Dr. Thompson, we make an excellent team in determining the root cause(s) of the problem(s), addressing the root cause(s), and taking the necessary steps that will ideally lead to the full recovery of the client. On occasion, there are people that the doctors feel we cannot help, and I appreciate that they are honest enough to indicate as much to those seeking assistance.
I thoroughly enjoy using the skills that I have and helping the people I encounter feel better and healthier! hide