I graduated from Pittsburgh Technical Institute in January 2009 and I am proud to be certified by the NCBTMB , which is a national board that recognizes professional therapeutic massage and bodywork, and licensed by the state of PA. Since 2009 I have continued my education with classes of myofascial release and lomi-lomi, neuromuscular massage for Fibromyalgia among other minor classes in basic knowledge of the human body.
I served in the Army as an MP for four years, and I am grateful for our veterans that came before me that paved the way for future generations.
I am a proud mother of two wonderful daughters,a frenchy, two pit bulls and a wife of not only a veteran but a police officer that serves his community. Sadly in March of 2009 my husband and I were in a terrible motorcycle accident. A box truck made a left turn cutting us off and nearly killed us. This was a tragic end to my first ever motorcycle ride. We were left with injuries that will never be reversed and that took a very painful year of therapy and surgeries, injuries that I still suffer from to this day. Although this experience was not pleasant, I have gained empathy and an appreciation for those who have survived trauma, and have learned different pain syndromes caused by physical trauma to the body along the road of my own personal recovery and daily management.
As I have told many people, I became a massage therapist to help others find natural health care the way God intended. I did not become a therapist to” just rub lotion” (that's just creepy). I have grown through experience with veterans that suffer from PTSD and physical injuries, elderly, auto collision victims, diabetics and many other cases of pain syndromes or illnesses. My business and I have been tested many times and I have found a true passion to help others manage their pain and health.
Carpe Diem Therapeutic Massage is localy owned and operated and has been in business since Jan 2009 and is constantly striving to bring education on the benefits of massage, new services and body wellness to not only her clients but the community as well. Carpe Diem believes that as a business it should have a hand in giving back to the community, she supports: Hello Bully, Wounded Warrior Project, West Hills Food Bank, RMU Atheletics Dept, JA Allard PTO, St. Catherine's, and Mulitple Boy Scout Troups.