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." While caring for them, 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, Aromatherapy, Hydrotherapy, Deep tissue massage, Chair massage, Spa treatments, and Soap charting notes. 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 had a few injuries over the years but learned from them, I decided that I wanted to go to school for something to better my education in life and help others so I learned a trade. 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 with them more than an occasional back rub. So I enrolled in massage school, I believe I had some pretty amazing teachers, I felt so connected to them and feel truly blessed that I met each and everyone of in them in massage school. I believe that massage therapy is the best way to connect with your client and help them relax.