Student of the Month: Sarah Bello

At Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage (OSTM), we love watching our students develop their skills in massage therapy! Their passion for healing others is incredible and we can already see the difference they’re making in people’s lives. Every month, we get to show off just how amazing and dedicated our students are by picking a student of the month. For our Rochester campus, we chose Sarah Bello as our September student of the month. Her positive attitude and strong desire to help others are just some reasons why Sarah’s an amazing student! Read more to find out why she started an education with us and her experience so far.

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The Switch to Massage Therapy

Before Sarah decided to pursue an education in massage therapy, she was living in Los Angeles and working in the film industry. The switch to a future in massage was a big change for her, but one she knew would be worth it. “I want to help people feel better, physically and mentally,” she told us. “I want to benefit society, not take away from it.” An education in massage seemed like the perfect opportunity for Sarah to help other people feel better and she applied for an education with us.

We’re so glad that Sarah was able to discover her passion for massage and begin an education with us. Her story is a great example that it’s never too late to start learning what you love!

Experience at OSTM

When looking for a school to start her massage education, Sarah knew that she wanted it to be the right fit for her. She decided to apply for an education with us because of our program’s curriculum and the supportive attitude of our entire staff. It’s important to us that we create a culture where students feel encouraged to develop their massage skills. Having students like Sarah choose to apply for our school because they feel supported to go after their goals means the world to us!

We’ve loved getting to know Sarah and watching her continue to develop her skills as she helps those around her every day. She said that one of her favorite parts about the massage industry is that she’s able to create her own unique future. “I love that [massage therapy] is versatile and that it’s easier to adapt your practice as you change and develop on your journey through life,” she said.

Not only is she providing relaxing massage techniques to clients, but she’s also dedicated to helping her fellow classmates. Sarah helps other students improve their techniques by offering peer tutoring in both Myology and Pathology. We continue to be amazed by her passion for helping others and her support has become such an important part of our OSTM community.

Future in Massage

Sarah says that she loves learning more about massage therapy and the healing benefits it can give people. As she’s made the switch to massage, Sarah said one of her favorite parts of has been to physically see the positive impact she’s making in people’s lives. She’s so glad that she made the switch because she believes that this industry gives her the opportunity to continue growing.

In the future, Sarah says that she eventually wants to have her own practice and continue her education in chiropractic care or acupuncture. With her hardworking attitude and dedication to help others, we have no doubt that Sarah is capable of accomplishing amazing things in this industry. We can’t wait to see what’s in store for her!

Ready to Start Your Education

Do you want to start learning massage therapy techniques with amazing students like Sarah? At Onondaga, we strive to teach our students numerous massage techniques that can help them become successful for a career in massage! Contact us to learn more about our Massage Therapy program and how you can get started on the application process. We look forward to hearing from you!


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