Monica Schwaller ’07 uses creative massage therapy techniques

by Aimee Yllanes

Hometown: Carbondale, CO

Currently Residing in Carbondale, CO

Education: Licensed massage therapist through Boulder College of Massage Therapy, PEMF training and certification with Pulse Center

Occupation: I run my own business for massage therapy and PEMF therapy for humans, horses, and dogs. PEMF is electromagnetic field therapy. It truly repairs damaged cells, which reduces inflammation and pain while increasing circulation and cellular activity. I trained in North Carolina and now combine it with massage.

What is the most challenging part of your work? Managing people’s expectations while instilling trust in alternative modalities. 

What’s the most rewarding part of your work? Helping people and animals recover from injuries and pain.

How has your experience at CRMS influenced your choice of what you are doing now? CRMS helped to teach me to work hard for what you want.

What advice would you give current CRMS students? To have passion. Passions can lead you down roads you didn’t even know existed. 

What’s been a highlight since graduating? That’s a tough one… I think the biggest highlight is when I stop and admire all the people and critters in my life. They are endlessly inspiring, loving, courageous, brilliant, and compassionate.

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