Shari Aldrich, LMPHey – Shari Aldrich here.  I’m the President and Clinical Director for Bodymechanics School of Myotherapy & Massage.  I’ve been a massage therapist since 2006.  Before my career in massage, I was an IT Director for a local company.  Life certainly has its ups and downs and as they say, when one door closes, another opens.  I believe this with all my heart.

I actually loved my IT job.  I loved the challenge.  I loved the changing technology.  I loved how I grew into a leader.  What I hated was the stress.  I was covering 10 offices in 2 states by myself.  There were over 150 computers in the field used  by staff who were not computer savvy.  I was pulled in a hundred directions – every day.

Personally, my family had suffered 3 significant losses in 7 years with the deaths of my brother, mother and sister.  I was afraid that something similar would happen to me if I wasn’t able to deal with my stress.  I started training for the Seattle Marathon in 2004 and got my first massage while in training.  I made a decision to start massage school and take control of my life.  So, in March of 2005 I enrolled in Bodymechanics School, going to night school and working all day long.  I’m not going to lie, it was very stressful.  My daughters were in high school and played sports year round.  I missed a lot of their games.  Even when I was home, I was studying or giving massages. It was crazy, to say the least.