Education: Spa Tech Institute
Favorite Area Of Focus: Deep tissue
Specialties: Swedish, deep tissue, trigger point, positional release, prenatal, oncology, hot stone massage, himalayan salt stone massage, aromatherapy massage
Joined Elements Team: December 2017
Susan graduated from Spa Tech Institute in Ipswich, MA October 2017. There she learned modalities such as Swedish, deep tissue, trigger point, positional release, prenatal, oncology, and hot stone massage. She enjoyed learning all about the human anatomy, Kinesiology, and business classes that the school provided. She has a deep desire to heal others, as she also has her Bachelor’s Degree in psychology. Her dream was to become a psychologist and provide mental health counseling. When that dream didn't’t go as planned, she decided to go for another dream which was massage therapy.
Susan knew from her Psychology studies that humans who lacked touch became more prone to physical, mental and emotional illnesses. She realized that through loving, caring touch; even a short hug, can improve and make someone’s day. That gave her more determination to share the benefits of massage with the world.
“A lot of people want that instant gratification (whether from social media, substances, or belongings). I am proud to promote massage therapy because I can provide someone with that instant gratification; though it is different from the list above because we need human touch to survive.”
Susan has furthered her education in holistic healing by getting her Reiki I and II certificates. She incorporates this powerful energy work into her sessions when she feels that physical healing isn’t enough for that particular client. She recently attended the 2018 National AMTA (American Massage Therapy Association) in Washington, DC where she took CE classes in Thai massage, fibromyalgia, chronic headaches, and lower extremity conditions. She states it was a great place to meet healers all around the world who share a common goal of helping others.
Susan wishes to continue her education and learn as many modalities as she can with the hopes of opening up her own business in the future. She fits into the “small but mighty” category with a pressure level in the 2-3 range though many of her clients can say she is a 4. Susan does a lot of intricate, deep tissue work using her forearms and elbows.