July 11, 2016 (unsure why it is posting it as June 9,2016)
Having been in the healthcare field for 28 years now, I am somewhat amazed at where I have been and where I am going. Starting out in the nursing profession and the critical care areas of a few hospitals, I cared for very ill patients. It took a nurses walking a picket line due to patient / nurse ratios (among other things) to open my eyes as to where I was heading. I made a detour of sorts and stepped out of the hospital and in to office nursing, a whole different world. While making way too many phone calls and looking at too many charts, I met another nurse who saw my frustration in the way healthcare was heading. She suggested I consider going to massage school.
After much consideration I chose to step in to the “alternative medicine” realm, as it was referred to back then, and become a massage therapist. For 8 years my focus was on pregnant, laboring and postpartum women and their infants. It was time for a change in 2009, but no so much of a change as to leave the healthcare field.
Reflexology was introduced to me while in massage school. An intriguing way to effect the entire body through the feet, hands and ears. Soon after completeing my inital training I attended an international conference and met someone who would forever change my life.