Student of the Month: Lindsey and Jonnathan

Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage is dedicated to the success of our talented and ambitious students. We believe the mark of a good school is a great student body, and inspiring, motivated students are in no short supply at OSTM. Each month, we like to feature students that have gone above and beyond at school and shown exceptional work during their time here.

This month, we’d like to feature Lindsey Vossler from our Rochester campus, and Jonnathan Pineda from our Syracuse campus. Congratulations Lindsey and Jonnathan!

Meet Lindsey Vossler

Lindsey is a student in our 6-month full time program. This program tends to attract motivated, driven students who want to finish up, get their license as quickly as possible, and get started on their flexible future. Lindsey is no exception, and she’s been a wonderful addition to the OSTM family!

It’s All About Attitude

Lindsey was nominated for our student of the month because of the positivity and motivation she brings to the table. Staff and classmates that work with her everyday know her for her work ethic and passion while working in the massage clinic; she’ll be the first to help lift spirits when things get stressful with a corny joke, by coordinating study groups with her peers, or even just offering a smile or a hug.

Her great attitude and personality have been described as “contagious” by those at OSTM that know her best. What’s more, Lindsey relocated to Rochester from her hometown to pursue the career training she wanted, a true testament to the determination and willpower of a great student!

ostm student of the month jonnathan pineda

Meet Jonnathan Pineda

Jonnathan is a classic example of a career-focused go-getter. A student in our 12-month program, Jonnathan kills it in the science curriculum, as well as the hands-on classes! He’s been a student that others have come to rely on for help with understanding course material, and Jonnathan has always happily volunteered his time to help fellow students.

When asked what inspired him to pursue a degree in the healing art of massage, he said,
“The field is very rewarding. It’s great to be a part of a dream in helping people in pain, recovering from injuries or experiencing stress. A big plus is the ability to set your own schedule. This is great for me since I will continue my education towards a Master’s in Occupational Therapy.”


That’s right, Jonnathan said a Master’s in Occupational Therapy. Jonnathan actually moved to Syracuse from NYC to add his massage license to his associate and bachelor’s degrees in the field. His career goals are bold and ambitious, but he takes on every challenge with a positive attitude and we have every bit of faith that he’ll achieve all of the goals he’s set out to!

The Onondaga Difference: Start Your Flexible Future!

We think our programs are pretty great, but it’s only because of the fun, positive, quality students that come through our doors every day to learn the art of massage.

Does the flexibility of a career in a massage pique your interest? Would you just love to be part of the family at OSTM’s campuses? Good news, you can! Contact us today to schedule a tour, or call us at 585-241-0070 (Rochester) or 315-424-1159 (Syracuse) to get your flexible future started!


We Are Here To Answer Your Questions!

Our campus is open during COVID. We’re scheduling virtual and on campus tours to answer any questions you may have, and to help you learn about your potential future in massage therapy. Please complete a request for information, or give us a call to learn more.