Crystal A. Howard (MA29672)
I have been practicing massage for 19 years and am originally from Illinois. In addition to massage, I am a licensed Esthetician and hold licenses in both states. What interests me most about massage is helping clients become more in tune with their body and customizing treatments that will help them feel their best.
My best advice for other members/LMTs is to be positive and open to new ideas and modalities and to network with other therapists…the connections are invaluable!
Bonnie Rich (MA28669)
Originally from Richmond, VA, I have been practicing massage for 19 years in the Orlando area. What makes my work most interesting is being able to reach people on a deeper level while working in a quiet, creative environment. I am most passionate about Prenatal Massage, MLD and Reiki.
My best advice for other members/LMTs is to get as much varied experience as you possibly can…try everything, every modality.
2nd Vice President
Vacant and awaiting our next valuable Chapter Board Member in 2020.
Lori Mears (MA64485)
I have been practicing massage since 2010 (and practically all my life) and am originally from the Pennsylvania/West Virginia/Ohio area. What interests me most about massage is helping to facilitate healing which is why I am drawn to Intuitive-Shamanic Healing, Energy work and MLD.
My best advice for other members/LMTs is to have fun and listen to your heart. And…I love this job (massage) the best!
Farah Behdin (87228)
I have been practicing massage for almost 2 years and am a true Floridian. What interests me most about massage is that there are so many different ways to make people feel relaxed. I am really passionate and excited to learn more about Sports Massage; my dream is to work with a sports team or athlete.
My best advice for other members/LMTs is to connect and socialize with other Massage Therapists because you can meet great people with similar goals and the right contacts to help build your business.