This post is part of the massageschool.org blog contest, check out the details and contribute here Over the last six years of working in this profession, my clients have asked me many of the same questions over and over, but I think the most common one is “So what got… Read more »
About Laura Meredith
I got my first massage when I was about sixteen and was truly amazed by how good I felt during the treatment and afterwards. My thoughts and stress seemed to disintegrate for the entire hour I received the massage, and I remember that positive feeling lasting within me for a few months after. I didn’t realize till then that I even had enough tension to make my muscles tight and my head full of stress, but based on how much I enjoyed it, I know I must have. Since then I continued to get them on and off for years, always looking forward to my next birthday or Christmas, when I knew I would get a gift certificate for one. My decision to become a Massage Therapist happened in my early twenties. Something about it just intrigued me. After about a year of pondering it, I thought, “why not? It must be more relaxing than most jobs, and you get to help people, and make them feel better.” Thankfully, I was right! Being a massage therapist is a very rewarding career. It allows me to work with people “at their best,” as I call it, because well, most people are just really happy to be getting a massage, and they are almost always glad to see me. They relax, I relax…it’s a win-win situation, and I’m really, really glad I took that leap of faith and went ahead with my decision to go to massage school. From there, I attended Ithaca’s Finger Lakes School of Massage in 2006 and never looked back. I have spent my time over the last six years in a few different work environments. I’ve worked with clients suffering from general stress and tension, sore and tired athletes in luxury spa settings, and most currently, clients with chronic pain, tension, and daily work-related stress. I am licensed and registered to practice Massage Therapy and Hydrotherapy in New York state and am also registered to practice in Colorado. I am an Associated Bodywork and Massage Professional member and regularly take continuing education courses to better myself as a therapist. If you have any suggestions on a modality you’d like to see in my practice (hot stone therapy, trigger point therapy, etc…) please let me know…I love hearing about what YOU want! I live in Oneida and enjoy almost everything Central New York has to offer, including hiking, camping, photography, kayaking, snowboarding, and cooking. This is a great area and I believe that we hold the key to improving it, by improving ourselves first.