Thrilled to welcome Joyce Gauthier, a fellow massage therapist who originally trained and practiced in upstate New York. After running a successful medical massage clinic for seven years, she set sail aboard Duchess, a 32′ sailing ketch, accompanied by her wonderful husband, Matthew, and a lazy shih tzu named Loki. Together, they travel the east coast and the Bahamas. Joyce continues to practice massage in both New York and North Carolina when she finds a welcoming port.
Topics we discuss…
Joyce’s massage origin story
Why she decided to set sail
Becoming a massage therapist in New York
The Eastern/Western approach of the New York massage school model
Spending time during the Covid shutdown
The role of her community on Facebook
The Respect Massage campaign
New York continuing education requirements
Hopes for massage therapy after the crisis
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**Music** "Swing House" by RKVC via Youtube Audio Library
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