Meet Francesca Geremia
Francesca is the January student of the month in Syracuse. She was chosen by the
OSTM team for her kindness and unflappable positivity. Last October she started our 15-month day program. She has excelled in Shiatsu and recently accepted the role of peer tutor for Shiatsu. She’s known for having near perfect attendance.
Why Massage Therapy
Before school, Francesca worked at The Palace Theater as an assistant bar manager, a barista, and a vegan baker all in one. She chose to attend OSTM and pursue massage therapy at the encouragement of a friend.
”I felt like I had more to offer the world. I wanted to have
a career where I was really able to change lives. I wanted a hands-on,
active career,” she said.
A Future in Massage
Francesca is inspired by the strength of her mother, a breast cancer survivor, and her father who is currently battling Parkinson’s disease.
”In my future, I want to genuinely be known as a healer. I want to become a master at my practice, but never lose my passion for learning more,” she said.
Her favorite part of the massage industry is the relationships with her clients. She likes knowing people are happy to see their massage therapists, unlike how they may feel when going to the dentist or other health appointments.
Francesca is enjoying her time at OSTM and feels like she belongs in the community here.
”If I didn’t start at OSTM, I believe that I would still feel this sense of not belonging anywhere, or being where I should be in life. Coming to this school has made me feel like I am exactly where I belong,” she said.
Join The OSTM Family
Great massage therapists are passionate about helping other people feel and be their best selves. They get the satisfaction of healing and changing lives. If that sounds like something you have a passion for, consider a future in massage therapy! The Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage offers different programs and schedules to help accommodate your needs. Contact us to learn more about our program options, or schedule a tour to see the school for yourself!