Student of the Month: Catherine McNerney

At Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage, we have some of the most dedicated and passionate students in the massage industry! Every month we choose a student of the month because we don’t want their hard work to go unnoticed. This month, we decided to choose Catherine McNerney. Her passion for helping others is what makes her a great student and massage therapist. Read more to find out about her journey in massage therapy so far and what she hopes to accomplish in the future!

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Starting a Massage Therapy Education

Before Catherine enrolled in our massage therapy program, she already had a lot of experience in the medical world. She was working as a podiatric physician, but she wanted to expand her knowledge on how to help others feel better. Our massage therapy program became the perfect place for her to continue learning! Catherine says that she always wanted to learn more about the holistic side of medicine and our program has allowed her to pursue that passion. After learning more about our school and its convenient location, she knew that this was the right path for her.

Passion for Helping Others

It’s no secret that massage therapy can be a great future for someone who loves working with others and providing relief. In fact, that feeling of purpose has been one of Catherine’s favorite parts of massage since she’s enrolled. People will often rely on their massage therapists for both healing massages and the opportunity to talk with someone who listens. Catherine says that she’s enjoyed her education because she’s been able to meet new people and see how the holistic side of medicine benefits them! Being able to heal others directly with her hands has been one great advantage of her switch to an education that incorporates a holistic approach.

Not only does Catherine enjoy helping people through massage, but she also shows other students her caring nature as a myology peer tutor. Whenever anyone at Onondaga has a question or concern, we know that Catherine will offer them advice. It really makes a difference to someone’s education when they have a tutor who sincerely cares about their success and that’s exactly what Catherine does.

A Future in Massage

At Onondaga, we teach our students numerous massage therapy techniques to help them prepare for their unique journey after graduation. Our curriculum covers how massage can benefit the human body through different sides of medicine. Once she graduates from our program, Catherine says that she wants to incorporate massage into other medical fields. With her previous experience as a podiatric physician and her new massage therapy education, we’re so proud of all that she’s done here. We can’t wait to see what else she accomplishes.

Start Your Massage Education

Do you want to start your massage therapy education with amazing students like Catherine? If you love helping others feel great, then it could be a great career path for you! Contact us to learn more about our massage therapy program and how you can start the application process. We can’t wait to hear from you!


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