I grew up in the great state of Minnesota but traveled around in my college years studying art and photography. While living in Chicago I took theopportunityto change my career and found The Chicago School of MassageTherapy was only a neighborhood away from where I lived. I took a chance that the school would let me in with a weeks notice and started my new career as a Massage Therapist. When I decided to move back home, it was only natural that I would start my own business as a massage therapist. I have been in Fairmont, MN since 2005 working with area chiropractors providing therapeutic and stress reduction massage for the community. I helped the Fairmont Medical Center Hospice department start a massage therapy program and then provided massage for hospice clients and chair massage for FMC employees. I have worked in the Chicago Marathon Massage Therapy Tent as well as with the Ronald McDonald House providing massage for parents of sick children. Not only am I Board Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (that's what the initials stand for!) with the National Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork, I am a Professional member of the American Massage Therapy Association. I have maintained membership since 2004 and have served as the 3VP of the Minnesota Chapter and am currently one of the two elected State Delegates. Both organizations require ongoing continuing education in massage techniques, research, and ethics in order to remain a member. It is our goal to promote the benefits of massage for all people in a professional, safe, and therapeutic atmosphere. In 2012 I added a new type of massage technique to myrepertoireand became certified in Ashiatsu Barefoot Massage, also known as DeepFeet Massage. I have recently completed certification in Aromatherapy from the Aromahead Institue. Studying chemistry and properties of essential oils and both the safest and ecologicallyresponsible way to use them for overall wellness.