Student Spotlight – Sandy Parks
We are spotlighting Sandy Parks this month for our student spotlight. Sandy attends Bodymechanics School at our Vancouver campus and is 1 of 5 students in our inaugural class.
Prior to massage, Sandy laid fiberoptic phone cable in the ocean. She traveled the world, spending a lot of time off the coasts of South America, Japan, Canada and Mexico doing ship board operations, and splicing fiber optic cable.
Sandy chose to get into massage therapy after discovering a broader use for the modality than just relaxation. She had been suffering through a shoulder injury and felt that surgery was the next option to get relief from the pain she was feeling.
The pain was bad enough that Sandy felt that her hobby of running obstacle course races was over. Treatment with her Physical Therapist, who used massage strokes, helped Sandy learn how massage can help with injury recovery.
Sandy chose Bodymechanics School in Vancouver after attending an open house information session. She saw an ad on Facebook and decided to come and take a closer look at the school. Upon hearing about our focus on injury treatment to help clients with painful conditions, Sandy signed up and everything just fell into place.
Sandy is enjoying school so far and is excited to keep learning. Her class is small – just 5 total students, but Sandy feels that will help with the education process.
Sandy is definitely an active person who enjoys running spartan races, karate, riding her motorcycle, and salmon fishing. Her husband and 2 boys – ages 13 and 9 – keep her busy and often they are found doing these activities together. Her family is supportive of her going back to school, with the kids stepping up and helping more around the house. But, they do find it funny that mom has homework now.
Future plans for Sandy is to continue on with her studies to include Certified Personal Trainer, Corrective Exercise Specialist and Nutritionist so that she can help others more completely. With clients already driving from Olympia to Vancouver to get a massage from Sandy, she will definitely have a thriving massage practice in Vancouver.
Way to go Sandy!
We are enrolling for our next class at Bodymechanics School in Vancouver. If you have an interest in learning more about massage therapy, give us a call at (360) 350-0015 and lets talk. Or stop by the school at 7723 NE Fourth Plain Blvd, Vancouver and talk with our staff – we’d love to help you reach your goals.
Committed to your success
Shari Aldrich, LMP