Education: I studied massage at New York College of Holistic Health in Syosset, Long Island, NY.
How long have I practiced massage? I have been a licensed massage therapist since 2003
Why did I become a Massage Therapist? I became a massage therapist because someone told me I would never finish the schooling and I wouldn't make any money with it. I accepted that challenge. Honestly, I believe massage chose me long before that, I just needed that "push" to pursue it. Healing others is something that comes from within you. Sometimes you don't know your capabilities until you are challenged. I'm very grateful for that persons negative remark because I have never had more passion or felt more gratified doing anything else.
If I could practice Massage anywhere in the world it would be... If I could massage anywhere in the world it would be wherever the soldiers are that are suffering from PTSD. Giving them the chance to calm their body and mind would be the greatest gift back for what they have done for our country.
My philosophy on healing is... I believe in educating clients regarding their body to know why they have aches and pains in their areas of complaint. Most times, the pain and discomfort they feel is only a symptom of the cause which may not be located in the same area.
More people should have massage because... I believe people should get massaged for overall health and to Balance the Body. Once the body is in balance, any issues that arise afterward will be noticeable more quickly and able to be dealt with so the body can go back into balance. People who are in balance have a heightened sense of self that allows them to feel when something is "off" in their body.
The modalities I practice are... I have been performing medical massage for thirteen years, it's one of the most gratifying modalities I do because it allows me to not only help people feel "good" it allows me the opportunity to help people feel better from muscular issues that hinder their everyday lives. I have worked under the guide of many Physical Therapists, Chiropractors and Medical Doctors which have shown me techniques and explained common issues and injuries. Although I enjoy making people feel nice and relaxed, I enjoy working on concentrated areas to help relieve the pain and discomfort that someone has.
Pressure: 2 - 4
Schedule: Sunday, Thursday, Friday