Member Spotlight – April 2018

Nadrian McGill, MA# 88100

 Nadrian McGill

 

I am a retired US Marine. Have been retired for just over a year (Dec 2016), having served over 23 years. Coming home to retire in Central Florida means a lot as 1 – my family is here, and 2 – I don’t have to worry about shoveling snow!
What brought you to the field of massage & bodywork?
Who doesn’t like a massage? I didn’t know anything about a school for massage and was happy to know that there was such thing and I’m glad I did as I want to continue to serve. Being a retired veteran, I understand what vets go through concerning medical care, and unfortunately the majority of it is not focused on holistic healing. After having about 10 surgeries while on active duty, I’m all about natural and organic healing and such. Massage provides an avenue for that, and I also get to help my family, fellow veterans and those that are still serving our country.
Where did you go to massage school and how was your experience?
I attended Cortiva (it was still Florida College of Natural Health when I attended). My experience was good. Again, not knowing there was any kind of formal training for massage, I was loving it!
What is your favorite modality to GIVE and RECEIVE?
My favorite modality to give is trigger point and my favorite modalities to receive are deep tissue and hot stone (I will receive my hot stone certification soon-yay!). I have fibromyalgia, which can be contraindicated for massage for some, but I find receiving hot stone and deep tissue massages work wonders for me especially after a bad flare up.
What is one piece of business advice that you could give to all LMT’s or what is one thing that you would like to learn more about, regarding the business side of being in this career?
Learn what the requirements are for starting a business in your city, county BEFORE leaving school. Having owned a business in the past, I already knew the basics, but I still had to do some research about starting a massage business as a sole proprietor or LLC, which can be initially confusing. The business side of massage was glossed over in school, and I feel it should have been addressed differently and I think it would be a great add-on to a CE or as a mini CE, especially for new LMTs.

 

 

To contact Nadrian:
http://www.endeem.com

 

 

 

 

 

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