MY JOURNEY



Randall Musick BA, CMT

Randall Musick,
BA, CMT

 

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.


MY QUALIFICATIONS


Prior to my massage therapy endeavor, I graduated cum laude from Shepherd College (now Shepherd University) in 1991 with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology. Afterwards, I spent many years in the mental health field primarily as a case manager before delving into the wonderful world of sales. While in sales, I served in many capacities from account executive to corporate sales manager. Eventually, I made my way back to mental health and spent another four years in the field before making the like-changing decision to go back to school to pursue massage therapy.

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


I embarked on the incipient stages of methodically creating Massage Equilibrium, LLC after procuring office space in the mid-summer of 2015 soon after becoming a Certified Massage Therapist. This process has been a welcome challenge for me – one of which I have derived much pleasure from and one that has afforded me the opportunity to master the virtue of patience. It has also forced me to develop a certain aspect of my fortitude that I did not know existed until now.

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.