Susan is licensed in Arkansas and Texas and is a Board Certified Massage Therapist practicing since 2007. She has completed over 1,000 hours of training, which includes a 300-hour Certification Program of Oncology Massage Training at the Peregrine Institute of Oncology Massage Training in Santa Fe, NM. Susan is a Certified Manual Lymph Drainage Therapist through Klose Training, and is certified in the Vodder Technique.
- Society for Oncology Massage (S4OM)
- American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA)
- Susan has written articles about the benefits of oncology massage and has given talks to community support groups.
Susan’s personal story into oncology massage:
During a long career in corporate America, I started having grandchildren and chose to make a change. Massage therapy has allowed me to slow the pace of life while making a difference in the lives of others. While attending massage school, my sister was diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer. I took her to chemo every other Thursday, and with doctor consent, massaged her feet and hands during chemo infusion.
Little did I know when I chose to make a change in career, that my life’s work would be the privilege of providing gentle-touch massage to cancer patients. Experiencing the profound benefits that massage has for cancer patients touches me deeply and encourages me to learn as much as I can. I feel blessed to me where I am in life – assisting those who need rest and healing the most.