Amber Youngs is the February Student of the Month for our Syracuse campus. The staff at our Syracuse campus feel that Amber is an outstanding student because of her can-do attitude and her professionalism. While she is now doing great in massage school, she came to massage from a very different industry, as our students often do.
Journey to Massage
Prior to enrolling at OSTM, Amber had been the office manager of several companies. However, she was not feeling fulfilled at her job. She decided to make a career change to massage therapy so that she could help others help themselves.
“I think the best thing about becoming a licensed massage therapist is that I will have an opportunity to play a key part in filling other people’s buckets,” she said.
Amber said she is inspired by people who are “capeless superheroes, fighters, and survivors that have fought their battles and – win or lose – and are better because of it.”
Why Massage Therapy?
Amber chose massage therapy not only because she wanted to help people but also because it is a career that allows for continuing education and personal growth.
“My favorite part of the massage industry is that massage therapy is an ever-evolving career that can take us in any direction we choose,” she said.
She is also glad she chose to do her training at OSTM.
“I chose OSTM because if you want to be the best possible version of yourself, you need to learn from the best. OSTM produces high quality therapists,” Amber said.
A Future in Massage
After finishing school, Amber hopes to continue her education and work in medical message. She is glad she chose to come to OSTM and make the career change to massage.
“If I had not started massage therapy education, I would probably still be chained to a desk, Micro-softing my life away,” she said.
If you think you might like to help people and work in an exciting and evolving industry, massage therapy could be a great fit for you! Please contact us to learn more about our massage therapy programs.