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School of Massage Therapy - Graduate Spotlight

Candace Ellis Candace Ellis
CNWSMT Graduate 2005
Company: Calm Seas Therapeutic Massage, PT
Website: Coming soon...
Specialization: deep tissue, shiatsu (specifically for pregnancy as well), Reiki, aromatherapy, and Swedish

1. Please describe your practice as a Massage Therapist.

The majority of my clients come in with complaints related to stress, including back, shoulder, neck and arm tension, and often the need to have a relaxing space to unwind. I work out of an office in my home, with a serene ocean/ beach like feel. I often incorporate candles, hot stone, aromatherapy, and relaxing music in to my sessions.

2. What is a typical week like for you?

I see clients in the evenings Monday through Friday, and on weekends in the morning and early afternoon.

3. How has your career as a Massage Therapist impacted your life?

I absolutely love having the opportunity to provide others with a feeling of relaxation, tension release, and well being. Personally, it has expanded my belief that the body can help to heal itself and achieve its highest potential. I am so happy to tell others I am a Massage Therapist and I often get the most enthusiastic response.

4. What job or career did you have prior to becoming a Massage Therapist?

I have a BA degree in psychology specializing in child development and women’s studies. I have worked in case management and health care coordination as well as been the director of an early education center.

5. What inspired you to become a Massage Therapist?

My first massage was incredible and I wanted to be able to make others feel the same way. I also wanted to incorporate my desire to help others (psychology) with my fascination with how the human body works in a holistic way.

6. What advice would you give to someone thinking about a career in Massage Therapy?

Be certain you love working with people and are mindful of the comforting power of touch.

7. Estimated annual income as a Massage Therapist (not including any other sources.)

$0 - $15,000

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