We had our regular Thursday morning meeting at the Hibernia Diner.
Greg Angelillo – Chapter President
Dan Gehrig – Vice-President
Michelle Clevenger – Membership Chair
Robin Wolfe – Tip Mistress
Justin Marcus Smith
Bimal Gupta – Treasurer
Martha Paravati – Secretary
Our speaker today was one of our newest members – Michelle Clevenger our Massage Therapist. As has become the custom Michelle did start with a joke – thankfully a clean (Greg!), massage therapist based joke that had them rolling in the aisles (see below).
As Michelle is still relatively new to the group she started with some historical background. She was born in California and moved to Parsippany, NJ as a child where she attended high school (with future beau Dan Linkletter). She went to college in New Mexico for business and started a career in banking with Wells Fargo bank in CA, where she moved up the promotion ranks. (The main claim to fame with her bank was that it was robbed three times!).
She moved back to NJ in 2006 where she had a banking job waiting for her, but…she had a dream of opening a spa and so she decided to chase her dream and went back to school to study massage therapy.
After qualifying she worked first at Massage Envy before moving to her current spa in Livingston, NJ. She hopes to be ready soon to start her own spa and that’s where LeTip comes in. Through LeTip she is meeting more people and building up her own clientele that she hopes to take with her when she sets up her own business. Currently after her hours at the spa she travels with her own table and accessories to offices, hospitals and homes and performs massages for people “on-the-go”.
Michelle is fully licensed and covers a wide range of massage disciplines (Swedish, Pre-natal, hot stones, etc.). She promotes her services as an important part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. In our hectic world stress often leads to illness and massage has been shown to reduce stress. She’s worked with people with the following ailments:
- Low back pain
- Range of motion issues
- Weak and atrophied muscles
- Special needs children
- Tired and overworked muscles
Michelle completed her talk by stating that she always loved getting massages and she’s found out that giving massages is just as much fun!
We all wish her success with her “dream”!
Greg reminded the chapter that next week’s meeting will be at Joe Nugent’s office in Oak Ridge.
The meeting wrapped up with our commercials and the passing of the tip jar.
Posted by John Tully