AMTA Member Collette Wilson (KY) is running the Boston Marathon with Team Massage Therapy Foundation-Running for Research!
The Massage Therapy Foundation is participating in the John Hancock Non-Profit Marathon Program to bring awareness to the benefits of massage and the need for more massage research funding.
AMTA is proud to support Collette as she promotes MTF and our shared commitment to research on the benefits of massage therapy!
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Q&A With Collette Wilson
Why massage therapy?
In 2004, I had been working in the hospitality industry for approximately 18 years. I had just given birth to my second son and found that juggling motherhood and working second shift was catching up with me. It was during this time that I became a consumer of massage. Massage helped me reduce my stress and anxiety levels; I was finally sleeping more than three hours a night.
That was what I wanted to do...help better people's lives through the gift of human touch. I still carry that motto into my practice every day. I am so happy and blessed to be "touching people...changing lives." I have found my vocation, and I cannot imagine doing anything else.
Where is your current work setting?
I currently own and operate a private practice of five years in the small community of Pewee Valley, which is just outside of Louisville, Kentucky.
Do you have a specialization?
I specialize in deep tissue, rehabilitative and injury work.
What do you enjoy most?
What I enjoy most is watching people leave my office smiling because they find relief as a result of therapeutic massage. I love to see people taking control of their health by taking that same first step that I did years ago. I have developed a strong following of clients that I need to commend for taking control of their health. I am proud of the trust I have earned with my clients and am honored to be a part of their health care team.
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