IamA 24-year-old female professional massage therapist looking to educate the public on my profession. AMA!
My short bio: I started massage on my mother from childhood; she had a complicated injury from a motorcycle accident that led to yearly surgeries, and I was her at-home every-medical-care-provider she needed. I went to school for massage two years ago and completed professional training 11 months ago. There's a lot out there about massage, and not much of what I've heard is true. I love my profession. I loved it before I even knew exactly what it was. I thought I was in love with physical therapy for the longest time and that massage was just light touch, only fancy petting, something only the rich could afford the LUXURY of. I've learned the difference, and I couldn't have been more wrong. Massage is a necessity.
I'd love to talk to anyone about any aspect of my life, but I'm really hoping to educate people on just what massage is/means, and what it can potentially do for a person, and even what people can do for themselves through self-massage.
Utah, the mother school: http://www.ucmt.com/ucmt_massage.html Denver, my campus: http://www.denversmt.com/dsmt_aur_wst.html Steiner Education, my school's umbrella corp: http://www.steinered.com/
Here is my proof: http://i.imgur.com/BDDm3dP.jpg
Edit: I do have work five days a week during the day/evening, so I won't be able to respond then. Please don't think I don't care!