I was introduced to massage when my daughter Olivia was born. Olivia had digestion issues, trouble sleeping, and reflux. I wanted to ease my daughter's discomfort using natural modalities. I read a flyer about infant massage and its benefits for growing babies. I decided to take the class. Immediately I saw the effects of massage firsthand. Olivia was able to relax, stay asleep for longer periods, and able to digest her food better. Every night for years I gave my baby a massage. It was important for me to help her. As the giver of massage, I learned that I was receiving something as well, a bond with my child.
I knew that when my children were in school full time that I wanted to change my career path. I had been in the restaurant business and was tired of the late nights. I remembered how much joy I received by giving my children massage when they were babies. I looked up massage schools online and found the Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy. The school offered a free discovery workshop that I attended. The workshop was a taste of what school would be like. The moment I placed my hands on my partner, I knew that I had found my new career. I enjoy using my hands and providing a service that can have an impact on someone's life.
On April 29, 2011, I graduated with a 4.0 G.P.A. from the Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy in Newington, CT. I received a certificate of achievement in academics. I am nationally certified through the National Certification Board for Massage Therapy and Bodywork. After being certified, I obtained a Connecticut State License (#006765). I am a member of the American Massage Therapy Association. I am continuously advancing my knowledge and skills as a therapist by attending accredited continuing education courses and seminars.