Carol Mullen decided to become a Licensed Massage Therapist when she was a full-time stay at home mom of three. "No matter what their age, I will always feel the need to care and nurture them." She emphasizes with people and animals. I understand the importance of loving and nurturing your children and family and sometimes that puts you on the bottom list. Self-care isn’t selfish by any means at all. It’s a necessity that can help you keep going and recover for the week to be at your best and stay charged. I had my children in active sports over the years. The most amazing time was when we joined cub-scouting, soccer, girl scouts, and martial arts together as a family. I trained with them over the years and learned about their how bodies worked during and after these activities. I would say that the most effective sport was martial arts. You had to be in shape to do this sport - if not it would get you in shape. I graduated to my 2nd degree rank back in 2012.
I trained in a 700 hour program that included labs, exams, and clients. I studied and practiced: Sport massage, Swedish massage, Geriatrics massage, Pregnancy massage, Aromatherapy, Hydrotherapy, Deep tissue massage, Trigger point, Chair massage, Spa treatments, and Soap charting notes just to name a few. I believe we were taught how to always keep your client in mind and help them to be the most comfortable that they can be while they are receiving treatment. I feel that I learned what it takes to help my clients balance some of their energy, and to help with relaxation and relieve pain and discomfort from tight areas in the body.
I continued my training with a strong focus in TMJ which lead me to obtaining my certification in TMJ and becoming a certified TMJ therapist. In my studies, I found the most astounding approach and I am very passionate about this work and changes I have witnessed and experienced myself when normal western medicine left me with no results. Synergetic Myofascial therapy Level 1, 2, and Body Assessments for Athletes. I am working towards completing my certification in this approach. A few others I have trained in include Orthopedic tests, Sports, Stretching, Thai massage, Compression syndromes, Impingements, Hot stones, Deep Tissue hot stones, Himalayan hot salt stones, Spa treatments, Tools of the trade, PNF studies…etc.
After searching for a new career that would allow me to further my education and allow me to help others with aches, pains, and stress I decided to learn a trade to become a Licensed Massage Therapist. I had a few injuries over the years but learned from them. I thought with the experience of my husband, sons, daughter, and mother-in-law having pain pretty often in certain areas of their body that I wanted to help them with more than an occasional back rub. So, I enrolled in massage school. I believe I have some pretty amazing teachers: I felt so connected to them and feel truly blessed that I met each and every one of them in massage school. I always include a warm and soothing touch with a clinical approach. I believe that massage therapy is the best way to connect with your client and help them relax.