Susan is a transplant from Dallas to Hot Springs Village. She loves her work and truly considers it her ministry. “It’s extremely rewarding to see with your eyes and feel with your hands, someone rest and relax who was physically hurting when they walked in your office. Cancer and other chronic illness can wear you down physically and emotionally. Massage can make a big difference allowing you to rest and heal. The key is finding a therapist who has special training and can make the necessary adjustments.”
Susan received her Texas Massage Therapy license (#103038) in 2007 and her Arkansas license (#8475) in 2017. Prior to massage, she spent many years in corporate America but decided to make a change when she started having grandchildren. Massage therapy has allowed her to slow the pace of life while making a difference in the lives of others.
While in massage school her sister, Joyce, was diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer. She massaged Joyce’s hands and feet as she received chemo infusion and believes this was the motivation behind her work with cancer patients and those with other chronic illnesses.
Certified in Oncology Massage following a 300-hour certification program through the Peregrine Institute of Oncology Massage Training in Santa Fe, NM
Certified Manual Lymphatic Drainage therapist (CMLDT), which allows her to assist those with lymphedema or at risk for lymphedma as well as pre and post-surgery patients
Board Certified through the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. (#568863-08)
Assists Breast Cancer patients regain mobility in their shoulders, neck and back following breast cancer treatments such as surgery and radiation
Her work includes massage for those in Hospice Care/End of Life. Gentle touch at the end of life provides comfort for the patient and provides support to family members. She is co-founder and instructor at Final Touch Training.