Featured Faculty: Lori D’Amato

Lori’s passion and focus has nearly always been connected with medical pathologies in conjunction with massage. She enjoys being a part of assisting someone in their journey to become well through massage and conveys information with humor and enthusiasm as an instructor in the FLSM classroom.

What Type of Clients Would Benefit the Most from Shiatsu?

Unlike Swedish massage, which is mostly used for relaxation, Shiatsu is usually sought out by clients who seek relief from some kind of ailment. Regional Admissions Director at Finger Lakes School of Massage (FLSM), Jessica English explains: “People looking for an alternative, non-invasive way to treat a variety of ailments that range from physical to mental or emotional, can all benefit greatly from Shiatsu. It is a modality that can treat a variety of things, including anger issues and grief.”

What Type of Client Would Benefit the Most from Swedish Massage?

In laymen’s terms, Swedish massage is most commonly used for relaxation. If your client simply wants to unwind and isn’t seeking alternative therapies for chronic pain or other ailments; Swedish massage is the way to go. However, there is an additional benefit to Swedish massage, one other than relaxation.

High Demand for Professional Massage Therapists

Did you know that the demand for massage therapists exceeds the actual amount of massage therapists seeking employment? In fact, according to the United States Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, massage therapy is the fastest growing occupation in the country. Employment opportunities are expected to grow 22 percent through 2024, which is “much faster than average” when compared to other occupations.

Student Spotlight: Caroline Scherer

Say hello to Caroline Scherer, the Finger Lakes School of Massage December Student of the Month! Caroline, who attends FLSM at the Mount Kisco campus, was chosen for “coming to class with a positive attitude, focused, and offering respect to her instructors and fellow classmates.”