I came to Massage late. I was fifty years old and after 30 years in retail management, I was burned out physically and emotionally drained. I was a wrung out shell of my former self. I had just gotten laid off because the economy was collapsing and the thought of continuing in retail was just not an option.
For the sake of my health, both mental and physical, it was time to change.
I have always enjoyed doing massages for family and friends, so I gave Sarasota School of Massage Therapy a call, not expecting anything really. I was curious mostly.
I walked into the school two days later and walked into an environment that is nurturing, caring, accepting and intelligent. I walked in and realized that I had just taken my first deep breath in years. A week later I started massage school. And it changed my life. Quite literally.
It was not easy. I had not studied in a class room setting in over thirty years. The first couple of weeks were a little rough, but thanks to friends, family and the amazing teaching staff of Sarasota School of Massage Therapy I made it through.
And it was Liberating!!!! I started to heal in every respect. The whole staff are so amazing in their knowledge, their support and their love for their subject.
My fellow classmates were supportive and helped me to live again.
That was 13 years ago. I now work for Massage Heights and have for the last twelve years. I have learned to combine my retail background with massage and now I’m privileged to be the lead therapists and in charge of an amazing crew of therapists. The journey has been amazing and I look forward to the next 13 years.
It’s not an easy job, and not for everyone, but if you are interested in how the body works and like to help people and take pride in what you do, go for it! You will not find a better school than Sarasota School of Massage Therapy! The staff is always available to answer any questions you might have and even to this day I can give then a call and ask them any question.
I hope that this helps you make a decision, especially if you’re not 19 or 20. It’s not too late and go for it! Enjoy the journey, it’s one hell of a ride!
Leah Hall, LMT SSMT Class 187