Colleen is a state licensed Massage therapist, Esthetician and Cosmetologist. She is also certified as an Ayurveda Practitioner and Reiki Master. She has formal training in Ashiatsu, BodyTalk, Physical Detoxification, Aromatherapy and Alternative health, Nutrition and Supplements.
Colleen was introduced to alternative medicine when her mother was diagnosed in October 2007 with Stage 4 Ovarian Cancer. Colleen had been receiving regular Massage Therapy while having worked many years in the dental industry due to neck, back, wrist and forearm pain.
She learned some basic massage as a volunteer came to do some light massage on her moms legs. Colleens mother was originally given 4-5 months to live. Her mother was not a chemotherapy candidate due to liver damage from years of Statin drugs for high cholesterol.
She and her mother started researching alternative medicine. They make twice yearly trips to Mexico for 3 years where her mother received a dietary lifestyle eating plan, herbs and hoxy drink. Her mother had a good quality of life until passing on March 22, 2010.
Colleen had discussed with her mother the idea of changing careers with her before her passing and her mom was all for it.
Then in April of 2010 Colleen enrolled in an Esthetician and Massage Therapy Schools. She still continues her life long learning to this day.