January 21st, 2011 by Mike Boggess
Joachim Creten, Proprietor, Certified Rolfer®, LMT since 2005. Over 1500 Hours of education in Body Work.Life is full of unexpected opportunities and delights. Growing-up in Europe, I always dreamed of living in America. My route here was circuitous as was my road to becoming a Massage Therapist. Bodywork came to me by accident. I had never had massage before, nor was it a part of my lifestyle before enrolling for classes. While employed as a Sales Manager for a wholesale Jojoba and Essentials Oils company, I felt I could better relate to my Spa Directors and Massage Therapists clientele if I better understood their business and its needs. With that intent, I enrolled in a massage school evening program in Santa Barbara. As a person who is compelled to complete whatever I start, I decided to get my certification at the end of the classes. I was fascinated by all that I had learned. Part of the certification requirement was 75 hrs of massage. A local Spa Owner/Client arranged for me to do my gratis hours at her spa. I enjoyed applying my new knowledge and was thankful to all of the people who had allowed me the chance to work on them. I then returned to my sales position believing that my foray in the Massage World was complete. I was shocked when the spa called saying that people wanted to book appointments with me. From that start a new career was born. I continue to take classes regularly, always interested in building my knowledge base. I am still passionate about essential oils. I developed a natural product line, Terre d’Essence,Essential for the Spa ®, that is for both the Bodywork professional and their clients. In addition, I offer Aromatherapy Workshops for Spas, Bodywork Professionals and the general public. Please visit us at: www.terredessence.com Joachim Creten, Proprietor, Certified Rolfer®, LMT since 2005. Over 1500 Hours of education in Body Work.
Eleanor Lind has been a certified massage therapist since 1994, studying at the Touch Therapy Institute in Los Angeles, Santa Barbara Bodyworks, as well as a long term mentor ship with Dr. Sherri Fitzgerald, DC. She now specializes in Lymphatic Therapy and has studied extensively with Allan Mills at the Center For Lymphatic Health in Santa Barbara.