This month we honor one such student, Celeste Chandler, who we can congratulate on her performance and feel proud to know that she will continue to honor our school with exceptional healing work out in the community.
Before she came to SBBTI she was at a crossroads, after achieving a BA in Art History at UCSB, she began to seek employment in her field. Although she greatly values her education, the work wasn't as enjoyable as she had hoped. She felt that something was missing. With a strong desire to help people, and after taking an introductory massage course at UCSB, Celeste began her journey into massage at SBBTI.
Finding joy in her decision, Celeste is now starting the 550 program and is ecstatic about the healing arts. She enjoys practicing on clients and friends and especially likes helping people to feel better. " I really like the school a lot and am so happy with how sweet everyone is there."
When I asked what her favorite massage to receive was she spoke of a very memorable Access Energy session with student Mike La Rocca. "I had an out of body experience. During the session I was twitching and getting all kinds of negative thoughts running through my head. Then I felt a lot of energy pouring out of me. It felt like the thoughts had moved out and I had a new sense of clarity. It was the most powerful session I have received."
She also enjoys Swedish because of its relaxing quality and felt the master cleanse from Reflexology class to be astonishingly potent. "The detox I went through was extreme and the results were so powerful."
Celeste is looking forward to learning more and incorporating new skills into her massage. She is currently on call for SBBTI student clinics and for professional sessions. In the future she plans to find work at a small spa, continue to develop her skills and get more practice in. She may also build a small business on the side.