The Massage Therapist: Jodi McAllister, LMT

About Jodi







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.