Massageschool.org is proud to award Melissa Ryan our 2014 Helping Others Scholarship.
Melissa is a student at Center for Natural Wellness School of Massage Therapy in Albany, NY. In answering our essay question, “How I will help others subsequent to completing my massage therapy training,” Melissa told us about her experience as a civilian, attending an educators’ workshop at the Marine Corps base at Parris Island. As a teacher in a high-needs urban school, Melissa was moved by the support of the Marines who organized the trip, visited her school, and continued to help her in a variety of ways.
This connection led Melissa to learn more about the military, and the psychological effects of war. She has combined this interest with her growing knowledge of massage and expects it will be a large part of her future career.
Read more about Melissa, in her own words, here.