I have always inherently been, and wanted to be, an artist. I didn’t grow up healing small animals or soothing spasms in my doll’s necks. I even received a Bachelors in Fine Arts where I focused in Ceramics. Painting, drawing, fibers, mixed media, I worked with all sorts of things. Of course the big question from anyone who found out that I was majoring in art was, “So what are you going to do with that?”. Well, I didn’t have a firm answer. I didn’t know. The profession of artist leaves open so many avenues, how could I answer such a question so simply?
In everything that I do the fact that I am an artist always comes through. I’ve taught swing dancing for 9 years, I’m in a local jazz band where I sing and play clarinet, I seem to be drawn to things that give me a creative outlet. After I moved to Huntsville with my husband I got the opportunity to go back to school for a new skill. That skill happened to be massage. I had no idea if I was going to like it or not. As I continued through my schooling I noticed that a lot of it was very intuitive for me. Who would have thought that ceramics and dance would give me skills I could also use in massage? The great thing about it is that I get to help people. I get to offer a little piece of time in the day that is all about healing someone. Some people need quiet time, some need to vent, some need help restoring their muscles. For me, massage therapy is another art form. One that is extremely beneficial and interesting. No person is quite the same as another. I hope that I can continue to be a creative healer in others lives.