Are you into social media? Does Facebook browsing fill your work breaks? If you want to stay in the loop about what’s going on in my neck of the office, feel free to follow my professional page on Facebook. You will find self-care tips, information about local events focused on natural health, and general business updates (like online gift certificates and online booking) that I hope will make scheduling and receiving a massage even more pleasant. Occasionally, you might even “meet” me there for a stretch or meditation break. I hope to see you there!
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I am pleased to announce that I will be working with clients in two new locations in Durham. On a limited basis I am working at Mindful Massage. This practice was started by my classmate, Michael Barriskill, who I both respect and adore. You can learn more about this thriving practice here.
From June until November 2013, I am working part-time at Nichole Honeycutt Massage Therapy while Nichole is on maternity leave. Nichole has established a practice in her current location for 4 years. She is a gifted, compassionate practitioner and I am grateful for the opportunity to work with some of her clients while she is getting to know her new boys (sweet twins!). This will also allow me to expand my hours and work with more clients in this new location. I am thrilled to be able to be more available to do work that I love.
The last few months have been a test in patience. The process of attaining a massage therapy license in North Carolina is no easy task. Applying for a license involves character references by licensed health professionals, a background check, lengthy paperwork, and a standardized exam. Then there is the waiting. It can take up to 3 months to receive a license after applying.
And to be honest, I am grateful for that. It makes me think that I am among those who really want to be in this field, those who have (patiently) waited while a board ensures that they are qualified to safely and professionally offer massage therapy to the public. As I was in this stage of waiting I also realized just how much I anticipated being a therapist. “Are you licensed yet?” was a question posed daily by friends and family. Each time I was asked, it made me more excited about the day that I could say yes.
And now that day is here. I am a licensed massage therapist and have the privilege of starting my own business in a beautiful office near downtown Durham. I am thankful. I am excited. I am scared. I know that I am still learning so much but also trust that I have much to offer. I am opening shop this week and opening myself to a world of possibilities and gifts.