I have been in my field for about 5 years now and I can honestly say I did not know what I was getting myself into. In school you never really know all the careers that are out there and maybe now you still might not know. I fell into massage therapy by accident, I was living with a friend and needed to go to school for something. One day during her orientation they were giving free massages to my surprise. So I agreed to getting a massage while I waited for my friend, I mean after all, I didn’t have anything better to do. I never got a real massage before and never knew that people get massages on a regular basis. That’s when I received my first real therapeutic massage. After I enjoyed a nice stress relief massage I had to know more. My low back pain wasn’t as intense and I simple just felt lighter on my feet.
During my younger adolescent years, I was always into sports. Consequently, during a co-ed basketball game, a much larger boy than I, landed on my low back and causing low back pains for what I thought would be the rest of my life. I was always in pain with my low back and it would radiate throughout my body. I was in such agony at such a young age. I went to many doctors and physical therapist, but no one seemed like they were able to fix the problem, which caused me to believe the worst. That is until I got to massage school. When I was in massage school I would always volunteer to be “the body” during my teachers teachings. I really fell in love with massage when I started to notice the positive changes throughout my body.