It IS SO GREAT to have you here!
If you enjoy a good laugh, a big smile, and want a therapist with a big heart, then you've hit the jackpot!
Want to know why else your should pick me and Harborview?!
I am originally from the Chicagoland area (by way of Joliet), but have lived in Mira Mesa, California and landed here in the Quad Cities 19 years ago.
16 years ago I met a wonderful massage therapist who told me that I could earn a good living and help others at the same time. What an amazing opportunity! I knew then exactly what my life's mission was...to become a healer.
I pursued my education about human anatomy, and it led me to one particular summer semester at Saint Ambrose University where I met someone who made me laugh. Meet my wonderfully patient husband, Pete! (in above picture)
Little did I know that meeting my husband would also mean that one day, I would be the happy mom of four wonderful children!
Here they are ... my kids ... being kids.
I started my pathway to becoming a massage therapist at the Institute of Therapeutic Massage and Wellness! It was the catalyst for my desire to learn about the human body.
My love for massage therapy has led me to stay diligent with continuing education! It is also my desire to provide the best care possible for my clients by consistently seeking new "tools," and lends to my expertise.
I was given the opportunity to teach Anatomy & Physiology, Massage Technique, and Business at my Alma Mater as well as a few seminars at Blackhawk Community College. I think that when you have several years of experience you should share what has worked for not only clients but for you.
Knowledge should be passed on; not held back.
I have been a massage therapist for Unity Point at Home Hospice and am one of the first to have received training for the "No One Dies Alone" program. This program guarantees that a volunteer is with a patient who has no one to be with them as they pass.
This really became a passion for me when I witnessed my grandfather begin his journey to his next life, and when I listened to clients who were caregivers for their dying family member(s). Our culture has such a curious attitude towards dying and what it means. By being a part of this and the opportunity to be present for those that are getting ready to shift, it has opened my eyes to so many different perspectives for which I am so grateful. The dying deserve compassionate touch just as much as the living.
And as gentle as I am with hospice patients is as gentle as I am with my family ... and I take this gentleness and my "full of life" personality into my passion which is caring and healing.
I would love to have you as a new client! Just click the button at the top of the page to schedule your massage therapy appointment.
~Kim (Iowa License #03764 & licensed in Illinois)