STEP FULLY INTO YOUR NEW LIFE AND NEW YEAR

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. – Lao-Tzu How many steps, how many thousands of miles did you travel last year? How many thousands of steps and miles we will take in the next year? How can you make this journey more full of life, goodness, beauty, and excitement? The single step we begin with is the MOST important one because without it the journey doesn’t even sta...
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I See Magic Happen Everyday

By Mark Dauenhauer As the Education Director for The Lauterstein-Conway Massage School I meet and interact with between 200-300 students per year. I’m with them for their very first class and periodically teach certain classes as they move through our program, so I get to see the maturation of the students as a group and for most on a one on one level as well. One of the things that I get to se...
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Grad Chronicle: McKinley Taber

by McKinley Taber When I graduated high school I had no earthly idea what I wanted to do with my life but I knew I wanted to do something interesting. I am a social person who is very curious about people and their lives so when massage therapy came to mind I didn't hesitate. I signed up at TLC for the intensive program and had no idea how much it would change my life. Our class was somethin...
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Grad Chronicle: Kim Noll

by Kim Noll Like almost yesterday I remember my childhood in Ohio as a dedicated gymnast. Practice, practice, and more practice as if each day were a new challenge. At the age of 10, I knew what it was to be persistent with my focus, diet, sleep, exercise, rest, and play. Balance was the key that enhanced my body, mind and spirit. Unfortunately, my physical health got beaten down with a case of...
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Grad Chronicle – James Uhl

by James Uhl After graduating TLC in 2011 I immediately began gaining experience by working on my own practice as well as doing chair and sports massage for different events around the city. In July, 2012 I received my NASM Personal Training certification in attempt to bridge two aspects of care to help my clients. Still trying to round out my practice I received an advanced certification with ...
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Grad Chronicle: Alexis Brown

My Experience working as a MT abroad by Alexis Brown I had the pleasure of attending The Lauterstein-Conway School of Massage February 2013-August 2013. Massage School was a lot of fun for me. I learned so much form the instructors, and enjoyed giving, and receiving massages daily. When I graduated I applied and accepted a position at Edelweiss Lodge and Resort, an Armed Forces Recreation Cent...
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Grad Chronicle – Natalie Durkin

Natalie Durkin, LMT I attended Semesters 1 & 2 at TLC during 1999-2000. My immediate passion became working with clients for pain management, sports performance, and rehabilitative/restorative bodywork. In my first years starting out, I continued to work part-time in corporate office environments while completing my licensing requirements and building my practice. In the Winter of 20...
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Grad Chronicle – Amanda Jainté Shanteé Chaboudy

by Amanda Jainté Shanteé Chaboudy My recent story is a very happy one. Like most therapists, however, I was drawn to massage because of the suffering I have witnessed in my life, and the amplified desire to help others, and to find happiness in my work and life. Since Memorial Day has just passed and my story is strongly linked to a Fallen Soldier, I would like to start with her story. Her n...
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Moving Meditation

by Lauren Bilbe A few years back, I made a fortuitous decision to leave my career as a bureaucrat. My goal was to find a calling that allowed me to live a rhythm of life that works optimally for me, allowing for more free time. I desired to have a greater, more immediate impact on my community. Massage has met those goals and allowed a transformation of healing and healer within me that is ...
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Grad Chronicles – Rhianna Sanford

by Rhianna Sanford Over the past 10 years I keep coming back to the reality that a good education is paramount in finding fulfillment and maintaining a sustainable practice. When I became a Massage Therapist I felt I had finally found something I loved doing and loved who I was doing it. Becoming a massage therapist was a career shift. All I knew was that I loved receiving massage, I was ama...
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