It was through my daily habit of steadfast prayer and meditation during the early hours of one winter morning in February of 2014 that I had the instantaneous intuitive realization as to the next career path that I would be going down in my life. It is the second best decision that I have ever made in my life; the first being when I asked my wife of 18 years to marry me.
I have found in my life that an opportunity will sometimes present itself in the most bizarre and indirect way possible. I have grappled with back pain and discomfort intermittently since 2008 due to a lower back injury that occurred in the spring of that year. In retrospect, my pain and discomfort was a blessing in disguise, because without it, I don’t know that I would have ever sought massage therapy in a therapeutic sense.
Being a recipient of massage therapy has transformed my life. More importantly, it was one of the main factors that led me in the decision to become a massage therapist. I’ve always known that my calling in this life has been to help others, and now I feel that I have the opportunity to reciprocate to others the amazing benefits to one’s overall well-being that I’ve experienced for myself through massage therapy.
I have found in my life that an opportunity will sometimes present itself in the most bizarre and indirect way possible.
I graduated summa cum laude from the Daniels Institute of Massage & the Healing Arts in Roanoke, Virginia in December of 2014. I went on to pass the MBLEx (Massage & Bodywork Licensing Exam) in the early spring of 2015 and was granted my license to practice massage therapy in the Commonwealth of Virginia as a Certified Massage Therapist. I have been a professional member of the ABMP (Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals) since 2015.
MASSAGE EQUILIBRIUM’S BEGINNINGS
Notwithstanding my neophyte status at this early stage in my massage therapy career as well as being a business owner for the first time, I believe that my passion, desire, motivation, preparation, and the genuine concern that I have for my fellow man overshadows any experience or knowledge of an advanced degree that I may lack at this point in time. The perpetual curiosity that I have about the human condition – particularly regarding the intimate relationship within the body, the mind, and the soul – lends itself to my unquenchable thirst for knowledge pertaining to the various treatment modalities of massage therapy.