Becoming a massage therapist had been a goal of mine for many years. Life and circumstances finally gave me the opportunity to accomplish this goal in 2008. I am a 2011 graduate of Rasmussen College's massage therapy program, completing my studies with over 1,000 hours of both classroom and hands-on training in the human body and how massage can improve its functionality. In 2012 I sat for and passed the National Certification exam and in November of 2013 went on to attain, the current highest standard of achievement in the massage therapy field; Board Certification.
Since my graduation from college I have completed several continuing education trainings and find this to be a very important part of what I offer to my clients. I also maintain current CPR and First Aid certificates not only for my clients but for my community should the need arise.
I am also a huge advocate of volunteerism and try to make it a very regular part of my life. I have volunteered my services with B.E.N.C.H.S. (Blue Earth Nicollet County Humane Society), as a volunteer post-event massage therapist at Grandma's Marathon in Duluth Minnesota, Meals on Wheels, as a Committee Member for the Relay for Life, and with the Mankato Arthritis Walk. I have also served as a certified coach with the MN Valley Special Olympics, a member of the Arthritis Foundation, a volunteer massage therapist for Hospice of the Valley, volunteer massage services to local companies during their United Way campaigns, and as a volunteer massage therapist with Hands for Heroes (an organization connecting massage therapists and military personnel offering free treatments to assist them in both physical and emotional recovery from their service to our country).
Above all else, it is my sincerest desire to help all of my clients achieve optimal health. This was the motivation behind opening Vital Life Massage; to provide my clients with both the treatments and environment to help them achieve their wellness goals.