FLSM ITHACA SoM NOV Desiree JamisonDesiree is a student at the Finger Lakes School of Massage Ithaca campus and was chosen as our November Student of the Month because of her “upbeat outlook, positivity, helpfulness, and SPUNK!”

Name one person who has had an impact on your life and explain why:
My mom and sisters have had the biggest impact on my life. They have given me an incredible amount of love, support, and guidance, helping to shape me into who I am today.

How did you become interested in becoming a massage therapist?
My entire adult life has been spent caring for others. I have always wanted to help people live the best life possible regardless of the length of time they may have. Last year I was blessed with the opportunity to care for my ailing father-in-law. I was constantly researching ideas and ways to improve his quality of life. I came across some articles regarding the benefits of massage for oncology patients and became very intrigued with the idea of being able to help people with massage therapy. I am a firm believer in the power of positive touch and knew this was a career that I would love.

What led you to choose your Finger Lakes School of Massage as your massage therapy school?
I chose FLSM because I was very impressed with the school’s reputation of offering incredible training with great instructors in a positive setting.

What is your favorite thing about school and why?
I don’t think I can narrow it down to just one thing. I love everything about school. I look forward to each and every day. The new things I’m learning, the experiences I’m having and the lessons I’m going to take with me are definitely preparing me for a very rewarding future.

Name one thing you cannot live without:
The one thing I cannot live without is my family. My husband and five children are my reason for waking up each morning and being the best person I can be.

Name one country you would love to visit:
One country I would love to visit is India.

Are you a dog or cat person? Or both or neither?
Both! I have a dog named Tank and a cat named Snowball.

State three adjectives that describe you:
Adventurous, compassionate, and exuberant.

What is your go-to song when you need to get motivated?
My go to song is “Three Little Birds” by Bob Marley.

What are your plans after graduating from massage therapy school?
After graduating from massage therapy school I would like to open a private practice possibly specializing in Medical and Elder Massage.

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