Hi, I am Ivy!
I have been a massage therapist since 2000. That is a long time in massage therapist years.
My continuing education website, Advanced Massage Techniques, was launched in 2006. I offered a few online continuing education courses in my areas of greatest understanding to help other massage therapists who desired the flexibility online learning provided for busy schedules.
In 2009, while applying for my second massage license Florida, 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 leading 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.
After nearly ten years, it became evident that Florida massage therapists needed their own website. Recently, I moved all of my Florida content to Floridamassage.com. If you are a Florida massage therapist, or hope to be one, that is where you will find the answer to all of your Florida massage questions.
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. Currently, I am still licensed in Iowa (02648) and Florida (MA66325).
I still have a part-time massage practice in Iowa mostly made up of the same clients I started seeing when I opened my practice in 2001. I still love all forms of barefoot ashiatsu massage, giving and receiving.
In the winter months, I can be found eating a caramel and sea salt donut on Anna Maria Island. My other interests include homeschooling, adoption, and updating my other massage-related websites, Massage Exam Academy and Floridacosmetologist.com.