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Ellijay, Georgia

The Road from Client to Massage Therapist

In 2013, Linda Stanley and her husband were injured in a serious motor vehicle accident. The car’s console was pushed into her ribcage, breaking ribs and damaging intercostal tissues. In tremendous pain, she was referred to Jennifer Houle, Licensed Massage Therapist, Naturopath, and a Director at Cohutta Healing Arts Institute (CHAI). In addition to the car accident, she was having neck pain related to a cervical disc surgery in 2009.

“You just can’t sit at a computer for 8 hours a day. My back was injured from repetitive use 8-14 hours a day and I paid a price for it. My husband and I have 5 children between us and 10 grandchildren. I’m always telling them to get off the couch and get up and move around.”

L Stanley_optAfter having treatments from Jennifer and Dr. Jill Darling, a Chiropractor and Instructor at CHAI, Linda’s ribs and back healed. In fact, her experience with them was so positive, that she decided to become a massage therapist herself and is currently enrolled in the School of Massage at CHAI.

Linda’s career path involved work for hospitals and for non-profit agencies. She was Executive Director of a total of 5 non-profits and was in the middle of retiring and moving to Ellijay when the car accident occurred. With her typical positive attitude, Linda says “If it hadn’t been for that car accident, I wouldn’t be in massage school today. The great thing about massage therapy is you can learn to do it your way.”
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