Student Spotlight: Tiffany Reid
Hey there, my name is Tiffany Reid and I’d like to share my story with you on why I wanted to become a massage
therapist and why I chose Bodymechanics School of Myotherapy and Massage.
I currently live in Olympia with my wonderful family. In 2009 I graduated from Elma High School. When I was 16 I got into the Running Start Program; going to South Puget Sound Community College full time. In the same year I started working for the Washington State Department of Transportation as a temporary employee. In August of 2009 I was fortunate to obtain permanent status as a full time employee with WSDOT and I still do. Continuing my education with SPSCC; I was unable to find a career path that truly caught my attention. As a child I was very involved in sports. This active lifestyle led to chronic pain in my back. I went to one doctor to another, with no relief. I was finally sent to a massage therapist. I didn’t know exactly what to expect but I was hopeful for results. Amazement hit me when I was finally able to take a deep breath without crippling pain in my back.
From that moment on I wanted to become the only thing that was able to help me – a massage therapist.
In 2013 I was finally in the place to pursue my dreams. I found many schools with the description of ‘spa massage’. But I wanted to fix people, as well as make them feel relaxed. Finally I stumbled upon a school in Olympia that I now consider my second home. Once I read over their mission statement, I was certain that I wanted to attend Bodymechanics School of Myotherapy and Massage.
I sent an email as fast as I could type and got a reply right away. I was amazed that it was from the owner of the school herself, Shari Aldrich. We set up an interview and she truly made it possible to follow my dreams. I was thankful they have 3 class times; day, night and weekend. This allowed me to continue working full time as well as get the education of massage. I immediately started night classes and felt like part of the Bodymechanics family.
I could go on and on about the uniqueness and value of education at my school, such as the classes of injury treatment and pathology you won’t experience in other schools, but what means the most to me are the genuine people that run it. Nowhere have I experienced the compassion for teaching that I feel and see at Bodymechanics. With small class sizes you get the one on one attention that will help you succeed and most of all excel. This is a school that CARES, and they are the best of their kind, upping the bar of massage therapy.
Bodymechanics is setting me up for success towards my future plans; owning my own genuine massage therapy practice. When I graduate in the summer of 2014 I will be so proud to say, “I am a massage therapist, and I went to Bodymechanics School of Myotherapy and Massage.”
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