…doesn’t seem possible that I am in my 13th year of business, where did the time go?
Thirteen years ago, I had reached a point where I needed to do something more with my life. My two children were grown and on their own and I knew it was time to pay attention to my own education. My husband was terminally ill and knew I would need to increase my income for the future because, sadly, my husband wasn’t going to be there to grow old along with me.
I remembered a facial I’d received as a gift from my daughter and how relaxed and reinvigorated it had left me feeling. I thought it would be rewarding to provide that type of break from life’s daily struggles to other people. I started looking into various healing therapies and was really interested in Massage Therapy. I wondered what the training would be like and if I could do it at my age? I did the research, quit my job and went to school full time.
I graduated with a 3.95 GPA – not bad for an old dog learning a new trick! I was the oldest student in class, but I took my training seriously. I was so thrilled with being able to help other people that I opened my own business before graduating! “Time Out Care Massage Practice” was born.
Since then, through a lot of hard work and help from some very wonderful friends, I’ve expanded my training and business to include Doula Labor and Delivery Coaching, Hypnosis and many other therapies. After sharing offices with other practitioners, I established my own office and treatment center on Riverview Drive in Plains in 2011. Throughout the years of growth and training, I’ve made it my policy to keep clients’ fees as low and as stable as possible because I understand that everyone needs help, regardless of income or insurance.
In 2011, I was very excited to receive my license from the Pennsylvania State Board of Massage Therapy, the first year the licenses became available. It allows me to offer a wide range of practice options for my patients.
I enjoy all aspects of this business I’ve created, but it is the hands-on work of helping my patients that I truly LOVE. I know that I am blessed, and I thank God every day for giving me a push and guiding me down this path, even though He had to give me a few good swift kicks along the way. I think I know what He wants me to do now. And whoever said you can’t teach an old dog a new trick didn’t realize….it just TAKES A LOT OF PATIENCE!.
In addition to being licensed by the PA State Board of Massage Therapy,
I am certified in the Green Technique – Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Therapy taught by the President of IMA (International Massage Association)
I have additional training in:
Pre- and Post-Natal Pregnancy Massage;
Performing and teaching Infant Massage;
Hot Stone Massage;
Paraffin Treatments to hands and feet;
and Geriatric Massage.
I belong to AMBP- Association of Massage and Body Work Professionals- I hold a Certification through this association.
I have had Doula training to provide women with positive birth experience through labor and delivery coaching which is complemented by my massage therapy and hypnosis training, and I am a member of DONA (Doulas of North America)
I am trained to do Hypnosis to help patients with a wide variety is issues including stress release, weight loss, smoking cessation, phobias and insecurities, and more.
In my spare time I like to spend as much time as I can with my two grandsons. I am blessed with two wonderful children. I have a loving and supportive family that is always there for me.
I enjoy photography, the great outdoors, bird watching, fishing, kayaking, visiting my cabin, and spending time with friends and family.
I would love to talk to you about the many ways that can help you feel better. Please call for an appointment today, 570-824-2030.