Welcome to our semi-regular "Meet the Staff" section of our blog! We have such a large staff of wonderful individuals, and we want you to know them and love them as much as we do. This week, we're introducing Stephanie, who has been a valuable BPY employee since joining the front desk team in fall of 2017. She had just moved from NY and was waiting for her massage license to transfer so she could do the work she loved. That finally happened this month, so instead of at the front desk, you'll see her at the massage table, doing her thing. She'll be offering massage at Erwin Rd on Saturdays. We know you'll love Stephanie as much as we do!
Where did you do your massage training?
In 2012, I attended the Fingers Lakes School of Massage in New York, It was 5 days a week, 9am-7pm for 7 months. New York required 1000 clinic hours, it was pretty.. intense, but made some pretty incredible friends.
Whats your favorite massage modality and why?
I often like to mix many different modalities, But the three I use the most are Swedish, Connective Tissue and Energy Healing. I like using them in combination because it addresses both mind and body.
What is your favorite thing about BPY?
The community, and support. I have met so many loving people for only being here for 6 months!
If you had to describe yourself in one word, what would it be?
"Aquarius" in every way
Share a fun fact about you.
I'll give you two!! I moved to North Carolina 7 months ago on a hunch, and it has been the best decision I've ever made in my life. Two months later, I got pit/frenchie mix named Cooper, the second best decision :)
Do you have a favorite recipe? If so, can you provide a link to it?
Yes, Its Cauliflower Tomato soup
What book are you currently reading?
Light is the new black: A Guide to Answering Your Souls Calling By Rebecca Campbell
How do you like to spend your free time?
I love to read, paint and going on long walks with Cooper.
If you would like, include a shout out to someone you love! (Significant other, kids or pets)
Honestly I have so many people to shout out to! But special thanks to my parents for accepting the fact I was moving to NC. My Best Friend, Victoria, who keeps pushing me to keep going when I think I can't and of course... Cooper :P
What do you find the most rewarding about being a massage therapist?
The most rewarding is the feeling is the feeling I get when the person on the table snores, Best compliment ever! haha but in all seriousness... helping people focus inward.
What are three things left on your bucket list?
Karaoke Night, Get "buzzed" into an apartment buliding, and jet ski
What do you consider your spirit animal?
Amy Schumer is my spirit animal.
What would you consider your most rebellious moment?
Moving down to NC, despite family and friends telling me not to.
Who is your biggest inspiration?
Louise Hay and Dr. Wayne Dyer
Where did you grow up?
I grew up in Putnam County, NY.