Tranquil Sole Massage, LLC (DBA Attitude Wellness) was created from a desire to combine my interest in natural and lasting health, love of life and people, and experience as a Registered Nurse to serve those in the Rhinelander, Wisconsin area.
My background as a nurse, health coach and personal trainer help me to be a well-rounded massage therapist, with a deep understanding of the human body (and obsessed with learning more all the time!)
Read Why I Became A Licensed Massage Therapist
My education includes the following:
Associates Degree in Nursing (currently practicing Hospice RN)
Health Touch School of Massage Graduate (600 hour program)
Current mentorship for cosmetic injectables 2022-2024
Certificate in Holistic and Integrative Health
Primal Blueprint Certified Health Coach
ACE Certified Personal Trainer
I hold professional licensure in the state of Wisconsin:
Registered Nurse #194973-30
Licensed Massage Therapist #14354-146
My continuing education in massage includes:
Barefoot Masters Ashiatsu Basic & Advanced
Barefoot Masters Fijian Massage
Introduction to the History and Practice of Thai Massage
Thai Table Practice Fundamentals, Part 1
The Fundamentals of Massage Cupping
My health journey has filled me with an appreciation of the challenges that will be experienced along the way, as well as an understanding of the support needed.
In 2000, I was a miserable 170 pounds at 5’1″. I had my third baby. Shortly thereafter, my health took a downward spiral. I recall waking up one morning with the sensation of my feet being asleep, which over the course of a few days spread up to my waist. After a battery of tests and weeks of visions of myself wheelchair-bound by the age of 30, I was diagnosed with probable multiple sclerosis and started on daily injectable medications. I was expected to actually be wheelchair bound by age 45 (the sunrise photo is me at 44, and I went for a run on my 45th birthday).
It didn’t take long before I was fed up. I joined a friend for a weight loss challenge and utilized Atkins as well as Tae Bo DVDs to drop 40# in very little time. My MS symptoms disappeared. I quit taking medications.
While my journey has been one of ups and downs, including years of racing bikes and years of chronic pain, here I am. Healthy, vibrant, energetic and *happy*. I am 47 and feel better than ever.