Student Spotlight: Deanna Scaldaferri

FLSM Kisco OCT SoM Deanna ScaldaferriDeanna, a student at our Mt. Kisco campus, was chosen as the Finger Lakes School of Massage Student of the Month for October because she has “a positive attitude, comes to class focused, and respects staff and classmates.”

Name one person who has had an impact on your life and explain why:
My mother. She has always supported me in my dreams and whatever endeavors I wanted to embark on.

How did you become interested in becoming a massage therapist?
I became interested in becoming a massage therapist after experiencing several wellness weekends in Germany. I love receiving massages and it sparked an interest in myself that made me realize I might enjoy giving massages just as much.

What led you to choose Finger Lakes School of Massage as your massage therapy school?
A relatively close proximity of FLSM to my house led me to choose the school.

What is your favorite thing about FLSM and why?
The diversity of the massage modalities. I have enjoyed getting a taste of so many different forms of massage.

Name one thing you cannot live without:
My husband and three boys!

Name one country you would love to visit:
Iceland. It’s top on my bucket list!

Are you a dog or cat person? Or both or neither?
Definitely a cat person. Had them all my life until I got married. Husband is allergic!

State three adjectives that describe you:
Loyal. Enthusiastic. Motivated.

What is your go-to song when you need to get motivated?
“Move in the Right Direction” by Gossip.

What are your plans after graduating from massage therapy school?
I plan to work at a mom and pop day spa close to home to get some experience, then eventually I hope to work at a higher end spa, maybe in a hotel.

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