16 Apr Student Spotlight: Massage Student, Wendy
Pictured above: Wendy, Full Time Massage Therapy Program Student
WHAT MOTIVATED YOU TO ENROLL AT THE INSTITUTE OF BEAUTY AND WELLNESS?
I was drawn to the welcoming staff and the background and knowledge of the instructors in the massage therapy program. I also liked that Aveda IBW had a full time program option and that i could graduate in just 5 months.
WHAT IS THE MOST EXCITING THING YOU HAVE LEARNED IN YOUR PROGRAM SO FAR?
The variety of massage methods; modalities that I now know how to integrate into many forms of manual therapy and bodywork.
WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF AFTER GRADUATION?
I am opening my own business in Delafield, WI called These Hands to Heal, LLC in July. I also have a background in Occupational Therapy – I am a hand and upper extremity rehab specialist. I intend to offer both skilled occupational therapy as well as massage therapy services. Soon after graduation I will also be pursuing certification in Cupping Therapy and Graston Technique.
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WHAT PIECE OF ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO OTHERS CONSIDERING A PROGRAM AT THE INSTITUTE OF BEAUTY AND WELLNESS?
The full time massage therapy program is very vigorous, but the instructors are really great and set you up for success and encourage your success. Take things one day at a time and in the end it will be worth it!
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE AVEDA PRODUCT?
My favorite Aveda products are Chakra #4 (our heart Chakra) and Rosemary Mint Composition Oil. I love to spray Chakra 4 on my wrists and on my pillow case before bed; and I love when a guest chooses the Rosemary Mint aroma to be used in conjunction with their massage. Both aromas are very pleasant and soothing.
ANY OTHER COMMENTS?
Aveda IBW is a great school and I would recommend the massage therapy program here!