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Newly Certified Massage Therapist at your service

October 8, 2011

The countdown is complete.  I have officially graduated from The Arizona School of Integrated Studies (ASIS) and am now a CMT, Certified Massage Therapist.  In case anyone is in need of an awesome massage, I am currently running a special:  $50 for 1 hour or $75 for 90 minutes.  I’ve got more than a few openings, so give me a call so we can schedule you in!!!

Leaving massage school is bittersweet for me…more sweet than bitter, but still.  It is going to be really odd not to arrive at school everyday, ready to study and learn and give and receive massage.  As  mentioned previously, I was in that one classroom with those same 14 or so people for the past 5 and a half months receiving over 800 hours of education.  What am I going to do come Monday morning?  Well, I’ll tell you.  I’ll be up on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon camping and hiking and taking a break before I come back  to begin studying in earnest for the National Board Exam.  I sent my application off with my “official transcripts” yesterday and should hear back from them within the next 2-4 weeks.  Once that happens, I’ll then be able to schedule a day to take the exam down in Phoenix at one of these National Examination Sites that seem to be located around the Country.

Here are a some photos of the Graduation Festivities.

What a motley crew.  Here we are having a toast amongst ourselves before the ceremony begins.

And here we are again as a group with a few extras thrown in.  Remember me telling you about Snowy?  Well, he’s the one to the left of me.

And here is our classroom all decorated for the Ceremony, which is about to begin.

Next is most of our class with our Certificates, roses, and crystals…no Cross pen and pencil sets for this crowd.

And finally, a shot of the potluck.

That’s it for now.  I’m off to the dog park with Misty and Mosely for the first time since last Spring.  The weather has cooled off nicely, so we are able to play outside for a change.

Question:  Where in the world are you when you see people dressed in wool hats and scarves and sheepskin coats when it is in the mid 60’s?

Answer:  Cottonwood, Arizona!

Stay tuned for tales from the North Rim.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. Lucinda Denton permalink
    October 8, 2011 8:56 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS………… did it!!!! There used to be a joke about the lady of the night riding down the street with a mattress in her car yelling, “Curb service!” Now, you can have Dora equipped for instant massages………….where ever!!! I think a year or so on a cruise ship would be even more fun but guess the dogs couldn’t go along. The pictures are a delight!

  2. Sue C. permalink
    October 8, 2011 9:10 pm

    Thanks for sharing the awesome pictures of your graduation festivities,and CONGRATULATIONS!!! I am so happy for you – you are such an inspiration!

    I’d like to take you up on that special you’re having. Do you come to the client, or does the client have to come to you? This might cost me a few more than $50, but I’m sure it will be worth it. 🙂 Have a great time at the Grand Canyon!

  3. Carlene Van Tol permalink
    October 10, 2011 12:15 am

    Congratulations, Margie! I am wondering the same as Sue C. Where do we go to get this special rate of yours? I have a feeling you will be gathering no moss, as usual; let me know where I need to book a flight to catch up with you! : )

  4. October 10, 2011 12:46 am

    So if you’re staying at the North Rim for a while I’d take you up on that deal for a massage.

    Think I’m going to enjoy following your blog.

    Nice meeting you.

  5. Li1gray permalink
    October 10, 2011 4:28 am

    Congrats, You can put me on the list, I could really use a massage. 🙂 Great pictures and look forward to seeing you when you get back. Hope inflation does not raise the prices for Alaskans.
    I loved the north rim, less crowded. Get a whole different view of the canyon then most people. That is where my father and I started our 3 day hike from when we hiked the canyon. Sure will be looking for some pictures to see what has changed since 1980

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