About Me

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I am a native of the Covington area. I live in Bush, Louisiana with my husband of 36 years. I graduated with a 4.0 GPA from Delta Schools in Lafayette, LA majoring in General Accounting in 1991 and have 14 years of business background in bookkeeping. After 16 years working for a law firm in Covington as an abstractor researching loan closings, I saw the slow decline of the real estate market, and I decided to make a career change. I am so glad I chose massage therapy as my new venture in life. It is so rewarding to be able to help people deal with the physical, mental and emotional stresses of modern daily life.

In pursuing my new career, I graduated with a 4.0 GPA from the Massage Therapy Program at Delta College in Covington, Louisiana in September 2009, and in November of that year, I received all necessary certifications to become a licensed massage therapist. I immediately opened my own business, Therapeutic Touch Massage Studio LLC, in Historic Downtown Covington. Opening my own business has been the most challenging thing that I have ever done, but my work is extremely fulfilling.

I have operated a successful massage practice in downtown Covington since 2009. I love the historic district of Covington. I began my career on Lee Lane in 2009 and in 2012 I joined with two other massage therapists as a co-proprietor of a Wellness Centre on Columbia Street. In August of 2016 Therapeutic Touch moved to a new location. It has been a really good transition, after being in a partnership for over three years, I decided it was time to go out on my own again. I set up shop in a quiet and cozy little nook tucked away in the rear of an antique shop nestled in the shade of beautiful oak trees on Lee Lane.

I am very passionate about my profession and I enjoy networking and meeting new people and business owners in my community and networking with other massage therapists. I served as Treasurer for Covington Business Association for three years. I have served on the board of the Louisiana Chapter of American Massage Therapy Association since 2010. Being part of AMTA has given me the opportunity to meet and establish professional relationships with massage therapists from all over the U.S.

I have served in capacities including Membership Chair, Secretary, 2nd Vice President, 1st Vice President, and President. In July of 2016 I was elected for my second two-year term as chapter president. I am a leader, planner, mentor, mediator and facilitator for this chapter and I will continue to work with the chapter board and appointed committee chairs to promote and represent the association and carry out the duties of the office addressing issues affecting the association and our profession.

I attend National AMTA planning meetings and conventions to gain knowledge and skills to lead our chapter. It is my goal to leave enough bread crumbs to pave the way for the future leaders of our chapter and pass along the knowledge I have gained from my experiences and training provided by the association.

I work really hard as a business owner and my volunteer work on the AMTA Board, but I play really hard too. I am an avid RV camper. My husband and I have an RV and we try to go on at least one long weekend each month…even if it is local. We load up our Brittany Spaniels and off we go. We love to travel too. Our favorite trips have been to Glacier National Park in Montana and Waterton Park in Alberta, Canada. We enjoy hiking, seeing wildlife and of course…the breathtaking views. Snowmobiling in West Yellowstone was pretty awesome too. And you can’t beat cruising in Alaska…we zip lined over an abandoned gold mine (I was trying to conquer my fear of heights). We also zip lined in Las Vegas. And there was white water rafting in Tennessee, Canoeing in Arkansas and Cruises in the Caribbean. So I guess you could say there is an adventurous side to me.

I also love gardening. I grew up on a farm and was taught how to grow vegetables and preserve them. There is nothing better than fresh grown vegetables.

I have two sons and a grandson. I married my high school sweetheart in 1981. If all goes as planned…we are going to retire in a couple years and hit the road in our RV as work campers and see the countryside. After all – HOME IS WHERE OUR RV IS.

Until then you can find me on Lee Lane…call for your appointment today!

“More than anything else, I believe it’s our decisions, not the conditions of our lives, that determine our destiny.”
–Anthony Robbins

My Philosophy

It is my belief that everyone benefits from basic human touch whether you are getting a massage for relaxation or to help with stress. Budgeting time and money for bodywork at consistent intervals is an investment in your health. I am eager to assist anyone interested in making massage an integral part of your health and wellness plan by establishing a treatment schedule that best meets your needs, your budget, and your stress levels. If a client returns with the same issues repeatedly, a treatment plan can be very helpful for pain management.

I do my best to create a calming atmosphere, deliver a warm welcome, and provide professional care tailored to your wellness needs. Each massage is personalized using techniques and pressure appropriate to your needs and preferences so that your body, mind, and spirit can ease into a place of comfort and relaxation. You will receive your massage session in a peaceful environment with low lighting and soothing music – you’re sure to leave feeling refreshed, relaxed and rejuvenated!