Massage Therapist and Owner of Thai – Sport Massage of Dallas
I became a Massage Therapist in 2009. I had long wanted to follow a career that would put me in a position to help people with their bodies, and after facing a layoff in 2008 I looked at my choices – take another job in a field that I had outgrown – or pursue a career doing what I most wanted to do. I created my first business: Feet First Massage, and grew it into a successful practice. Along the way I studied Eastern modalities of massage – Thai Massage, Shiatsu, and Tuina, and incorporated them into my massage until at some point I found that I was no longer doing a form of Western massage at all. It was time for a change, so I established Thai Sport Massage of Dallas.
Many of my clients are athletes, some are professionals, most are not. I myself was a dedicated weekend warrior for many years and this gives me an edge in communicating with athletes and helping deal with their injuries and challenges. In most cases, I have been where they are, suffered through and worked through the same aches and pains. I’ve learned a lot of tricks over the years and I love passing on what I know. I love helping people.
In 2005 while at the peak of health, weeks after the White Rock Marathon and just weeks before The Fort Worth Cowtown Marathon, I became ill with Guillain Barre Syndrome. GBS is a set of neurological disorders that attack and eat away your nervous system, resulting quickly in widespread neuropathy (numbness and tingling), weakness, chronic fatigue, vertigo, and other unpleasant things. I overcame GBS through the help of a Homeopathic MD, and a highly gifted Yoga teacher. During this period I had two goals: the first goal was be stronger after my recovery than I was before the illness. The second goal was to return the gift of good health by helping others. That health crisis is at the core of why I am here, doing what I do.