Marci grew up in southwestern Montana, but has lived from coast to coast over the years. Her three beautiful and talented children are all grown up—living their own lives.
However, in 2001–when her children were still very young—Marci became a registered nurse. She enjoyed a nursing career that extended nearly 20 years in Texas, Montana, Colorado, Arizona, and New Jersey.
In 2007, she graduated from the Denver School of Massage– logging over 850 clinical hours.
The more she incorporated massage with her nursing care, Marci was able to see how the work benefited her patients. She was able to document reductions in pain and anxiety. And–since all of her patients were continuously monitored in critical care settings–often, she was able to notice immediate changes in hemodynamics.
She was was hooked from then on out–completely amazed by the power of touch.
The last portion of her nursing career, Marci worked in cardiac diagnostics in a university setting and as a legal nurse consultant vetting medical experts and analyzing medical records in southern Arizona.
She transitioned to providing in-home wound care, phlebotomy, and basic nursing care & teaching to a varied–though mostly indigent– demographic in southern New Jersey just prior to opening the Studio.
Ultimately, Marci spent eleven years taking care of cardio-thoracic, trauma, and surgical intensive care patients and four years taking care of patients in the emergency department both as a nurse and a nurse case manager.
Massage therapy is her calling—for now.