"I love what I do. I have been blessed to be able to do what I do for this long and still be in love with it. I really try to "fix" people whether it is physically or mentally. I am into Eastern medicine, and a holistic approach into treating people. I consider myself a natural healer/therapist. I was 17 when I started at the Central Florida School for Massage Therapy. I went to UCF for a sports massage internship shortly after graduation. My dream was to work for a professional sports team. Thankfully now, I am affiliated with American Top Team, a world class mixed martial arts gym.
Massage therapy has been misconstrued by some as sexual. I myself have had some bad experience with this (ie. some asking for "happy endings" or touching themselves inappropriately, etc.). Some people are threatened by having their partner get a massage from another man, or it may seem gay to some men to have a massage by another man. I don't want any association with massage parlors either. They give the industry a bad name.
Over the years, I have studied various methods of healing people. Massage therapy, trigger point, reflexology, cupping, etc. I have taken what's useful with these modalities and try to customize a treatment plan for my clients/patients. Bruce Lee created Jeet Kune Do when he mixed different styles of fighting to become a perfect well rounded fighter. I am trying to do the same with my treatments.
I went to school for EMT/Firefighter around my 7th year as a therapist, but stuck with muscular therapy and bodywork. That alone should tell you my desire to help others. I have been fortunate to work on professional and semi-pro athletes, Olympic athletes, celebrities, veterans, doctors, teachers, lawyers, etc. Some have said that I have helped them more than any doctor or physician. There is nothing more rewarding than to hear that. I will forever be a student to this work."