about ivy

Years ago, it seemed the CE courses I wanted to take were always on weekends where something else was already scheduled, or required a lot of travel and money in addition to the course fees.

Thanks to the internet, I found there was another option. Online courses are a great way to learn and grow as a massage therapist, conveniently and economically. Instead of spending the weekend traveling and sitting in ethics courses, we can complete our courses when if fits into our schedule.

In 2006, I started Advanced Massage Techniques in addition to my full time massage practice. I offered a few online continuing education courses in my areas of greatest understanding to help other massage therapists that were in the same position as me.

While applying for my second massage license, I encountered an incredible amount of misinformation and general confusion from current licensees about obtaining and renewing a Florida massage license.

After researching the process and requirements, and organizing the information, Advanced Massage Techniques became a platform for answering common questions current and future Florida therapists had about their licenses, as well as a place to conveniently complete their required courses.

At Advanced Massage Techniques, I try to combine the convenience of online courses and exams with personal communication. I love to exchange ideas and network with colleagues I have met through this business. I am currently licensed in Iowa (02648) and Florida (MA66325).

I still have a part-time massage practice in Iowa mostly made up from the same clients I started seeing when I opened my practice in 2001. In the winter months, I can be found eating a chocolate and sea salt donut on Anna Maria Island. My other interests include travel, homeschooling, adoption, Pinterest, and writing for my two blogs (Massage & Bloggywork and Ashiatsu blog) and Massage Exam Academy.