Our Tumwater Student Spotlight for June is Sarah Chamberlin.
Sarah is a member of our 2016 graduating class that will graduate on July 15, 2016. Her commitment to getting her massage license has inspired me. Many students face incredible challenges to even get here – and Sarah is no exception.
Her drive from Silverdale to Tumwater takes her about an hour each way. Many challenges have come up, but Sarah has pushed on, realizing “short term pain for long term gain.” Many students are willing to drive great distances to get an exceptional massage therapy education offered at Bodymechanics School. Without getting into details, Sarah has pushed beyond many personal challenges and I couldn’t be more proud.
Her commitment to providing a better life for her family and her gymnastic community inspires many. For this reason, our Tumwater Student Spotlight – Sarah Chamberlin!
Take it away, Sarah!
Growing up as a gymnast and experiencing many sports related injuries, I spent a lot of time in the training room getting physical therapy work. I would always pick my trainers brain about how the body worked, exactly what muscles did what, and how I could stretch, strengthen, massage, and train my muscles properly. With great joy, I was asked to become the athletic trainer’s assistant my senior year in high school.
I also grew up very interested in the human spirit and how healing could take place from a more “magical” perspective, rather than the typical medical/scientific methods. When I was in my early 20’s, I sought out these other methods of healing and experienced some amazing and wonderful clearings through Reiki, cranial sacral, crystal energy, and charka healing.
I chose massage therapy because of my natural ability to sense and see areas of discomfort on people’s bodies and my desire help them to feel better through touch. I have always thought that too much stress on people is what makes them angry and in pain. I always enjoy helping my mom, my three children, and my co-workers relax and feel good through massage. I want to work in an environment where I can be at peace and help people to find freedom in their own bodies.
I chose Bodymechanics School of Massage and Myotherapy because of their commitment to training up excellent massage therapists with great body mechanics (as the name implies), technique, and with an entrepreneur mindset. Also, the owner, Shari Aldrich, was completely able to work with me and my financial situation and encourages me every step of the way through this incredible new journey!
When I graduate and obtain my massage therapy license, I will begin a new journey as a massage therapy business owner. How exciting! I will be working under the business name, Healing World Massage and will be practicing in the Kitsap, County area. I plan to help the gymnasts and families at the Olympic Gymnastics Center where I have been coaching gymnastics for the past 5 years.
I also plan to do outreaches on a regular basis to different special needs and non-profit organizations in my area. I have a goal to spread the word of how incredibly beneficial massage can be as a part of a healthy self-care regimen.
As my practice progresses, I would like to obtain additional certifications in modalities such as acupressure, aromatherapy, gua sha, lomi lomi, and reiki.
Congratulations Sarah on your upcoming graduation. With your dedication, determination and drive for excellence we are sure you will be a great success in Kitsap County.
Classes are starting soon. We’d love to talk with you regarding your goals and see if our school is a good fit for you.
Morning classes start – July 26, 2016
Evening classes start – October 31, 2016
Weekend classes start -November 5, 2016
Call us at (360) 350-0015 and we can get you started on the path to your new career.
Shari Aldrich, LMP
President / Clinical Director