Student Spotlight: Caroline Scherer

flsm-dec-som-caroline-schererSay 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.”

Name one person who has had an influence on your life and explain why:
Definitely my mom, who actually led me to massage school in the first place. She has encouraged me for a long time to pursue this—both for my benefit and hers—and I can’t thank her enough for helping me take the leap!

How did you become interested in becoming a massage therapist?
I have always been interested in bodywork and the incredible power of touch. I dipped my toes in the healing arts water a couple years ago by becoming a Reiki Master, and then I finally took the massage therapy plunge this year and have loved every minute.

What led you to choose Finger Lakes School of Massage as your massage therapy school?
I live in the area, so the commute was good! But as soon as I walked into FLSM, I knew that it was a place I wanted to be. I felt the good energy here and I was basically sold.

What is your favorite thing about school and why?
I love the strength of the community. Everyone here, no matter what class, or rank, or position they hold, is part of the family. I have connected with an incredibly diverse group of people here, many of whom I might never have met otherwise. It has truly become my second home, and I look forward to being here every day.

Name one thing you cannot live without:
Nature.

Name one country you would love to visit:
Italy and Greece are probably the top two on my list.

Are you a dog or a cat person? Or both or neither?
Both! I grew up with cats, but the current love of my life is a 12-year-old shepherd mix named Gryffin.

State three adjectives that describe you:
Compassionate, intellectual, and self-sufficient.

What is your go-to song when you need to get motivated?
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell.

What are your plans after graduating from massage therapy school?
I’m not sure yet. I would eventually like to go into private practice, but for the moment, I’m focusing on graduating and passing my boards next month!

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