Massage therapy student, Amy Lang, was surprised when she won the Stand Out Student of the Year Award in the massage therapy program earlier this year. She was even more surprised when she was awarded Globe University-Madison East Student of the Month for November. “I was not expecting it by any means,” Amy said.
In high school, Amy gave massages to her fellow swim teammates and she remembered the joy she felt from helping them with their pain. She likes that massage therapy allows her to converse with people and find out what is going on with their bodies in order to help them feel better. Her favorite massages to give are sports massage, deep tissue, and myofascial because they focus on the deep muscles.
Amy has experienced a lot in her young life. She spent four years in the Navy being stationed in Gulfport, Miss., Afghanistan, and the Bahamas. Amy was part of the Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Seventy –Four (NMCB 74) Seabees. Soon after she married her husband Josh and began a family, Amy moved back to Wisconsin and started the massage therapy program at Globe University.
Earlier this year, Amy’s husband, Josh, passed away in a motorcycle accident. She stayed strong for her two sons, Bobby (almost three years old) and Charlie (one and half years old). With the help of family and friends, Amy continued to do well in school and is currently finishing up her externship at Waukesha Community Acupuncture and Massage. She is hoping to continue working there after she graduates in December because the center’s main goal is to make people healthier and function to the best of their abilities.
“No mountain seems too tall for Amy,” said massage therapy program chair Robin Rinehart. “She brings her smile, her thoughtfulness, her brain and kindness to every class and event she attends. She doesn’t give up and allows the turns in her path to guide her to the next amazing adventure without question.”
Congratulations to Amy for not only being Student of the Month, but for being an inspiration to those around you!