Here’s a bit about me, listed somewhat in order of importance.
I am a whole Bible believing, and doing, follower of Yeshua (Jesus) the Messiah, the unique son of the Most High God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. I am grafted into God’s chosen people, Israel, by my faith in Yeshua the Messiah.
I am a wife, a mother and a grandmother.
Massage Therapy is my second career. I attended massage school in Boise, Idaho, at the Academy of Professional Careers, graduating in June of 2004 with a 4.0 GPA. I wanted to become a massage therapist, because I personally benefited from it. I want to assist people who are in pursuit of better health, and improved quality of life. I think many of us, who practice in the natural branch of the health industry, found our way to this path because of personal life experiences which contributed to the call to “Pay it Forward”, so to speak.
I believe God has given us many gifts for healing ourselves and each other. The “laying on of hands” means more to me than touching someone on the back while praying for them. That practice is an important one. I just believe there is more to it. A touch, with positive intentions, can change a person’s day, or their life. Now that is therapy!
I have Fibromyalgia. I was diagnosed first in about 1993 with ‘Myofascial Trigger Points with Pain’. This is when I had my first experience with massage therapy, as part of my physical therapy. The FM diagnosis came in 1995. I had never heard of either of these conditions. I’ve learned a LOT over the past 20 years. I have not found any amazing cures. Believe me, I tried a great number of “miracle” cures at no small expense back in the day. Gradually, over the years, I have found a number of supplements and other treatments that have improved my well being enough to be noticeable. I intend to share some of this information on another page of this website for interested persons. However, stress management, routine maintenance, and being grounded are more important aspects of living successfully with FM. I saw a statement on an FMS/CFS site that said these conditions destroyed lives. I disagree. Yes, they change lives. They challenge lives. They are a HUGE inconvenience. But they do not destroy lives. My life is what I make of the challenges that come my way. Yes, I admit to not “feeling it” in the beginning. I felt like a victim. But, by the grace of God, I was healed of that self pity and began to fight for my health. 16 years ago, I couldn’t have done what I am doing today. Today, I gratefully serve my LORD by helping others to the best of my ability.