Massage Graduate: ‘Love What You Do and Be Present’

massage therapy degreeEach quarter the Globe University career services department chooses one graduate and highlights his or her successes since graduation. Soon after Gregory Schlee ’10 graduated with his massage therapy degree from Globe University, he received a position with Massage Envy in Minnetonka, Minn.

Schlee was inspired to become a massage therapist after one of his friends was injured and Schlee had to drive his friend to each chiropractor appointment. He was intrigued by the sort of treatment his friend was receiving and learned from the doctor that they were using deep tissue massage.  Instantly he was interested in the massage therapy field.

In 2009, Schlee began the massage therapy program at Globe University-Woodbury and within a year he graduated and received a job in his chosen career field of massage therapy.

“Both the instructors and employees at Globe University were encouraging and very supportive,” said Schlee. “Going back to school was a big step in my life. I needed to learn how to do homework and study again as an adult. Even driving back and forth took dedication, but the staff and faculty helped find me a career I love. 

He loves his job and working for Massage Envy; however, in the future he would like to become a massage therapist instructor at a school like Globe University so he can help those students looking to find their dream career.

Schlee’s advice to future massage students is, “Love what you do and be present in every massage. Clients can tell if you are not enjoying what you are doing and they deserve better than that.”