Massage Therapy - A Career in Wellness - View the video
Massage Therapist & Massage Therapy Program Chair
4901 Eastpark Blvd
Madison, WI 53718
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As an elementary school teacher turned massage therapist, Robin Rinehart understands it can take people a while to find their true passion in life. Rinehart graduated from Marquette University in Milwaukee with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, but after five years of teaching she needed a change. She moved to Madison and began working at Half Price Books where she was in charge of the children's book section and became the store inventory manager. From there, she began working at First Federal bank as a trainer, but when the bank was bought out; she headed out on a quest to figure out what she really wanted to do with her career. This led her to the field of massage therapy. She attended Lakeside School of Massage Therapy in Madison where she received her Associate’s Degree in Massage. A month after graduating, she became a teacher for the school and continued working in the field as a massage therapist. Over the years, she has worked in many massage settings including a fitness center, a salon, and a spa. Rinehart now has her own practice in Madison called Moonlight Therapeutic Massage, where she works with clients on a variety of needs including pain relief, rehabilitation of an injury, or postural imbalances. In her spare time, Rinehart loves to run, having previously completed five half marathons and her first full marathon at Disney in January 2012. Rinehart also enjoys reading, dancing and new adventures. Her philosophy: Be passionate about everything you do. Find your own happiness and enjoy all of life’s moments. Create Balance!
The healing touch of massage therapy is a growing field that offers opportunities for careers in a variety of settings. What is involved in becoming a massage therapist? And is massage beneficial to everyone? Robin Rinehart shares her story of a day in the life of a Licensed Massage Therapist, and as an instructor, offers advice for those considering getting into this specialized health and wellness field. (Running Time 21:25)