Today we’d like to introduce you to Caitlin Plehn.
Hi Caitlin, it’s an honor to have you on the platform. Thanks for taking the time to share your story with us – to start maybe you can share some of your backstory with our readers?
I always wanted to help people and love working with the human body so I thought nursing was my best career choice. I was working on my bachelor’s degree in nursing when I realized nursing wasn’t for me. After getting my first massage in 2012, I had an epiphany that this is what I was meant to do. I immediately applied to massage school and started classes within a few weeks. I’ve been a massage therapist now since 2013. I started in spa-style massage but fell in love with Sports Massage in 2015 and never looked back. My mentor is a five-time Olympic Massage Therapist and taught me everything I know about sports massage. She taught me how much I can really fix as an LMT that I never though possible. I’ve worked many sports events that include: 5 Marine Corps Marathons, an IronMan, and even poolside at a D1 swim meet! My clients vary from the everyday athlete, parents, and even professional athletes (MLB and NFL). I specialize in injury prevention and rehabilitation using deep tissue massage, stretching, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) and cupping.
I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey have been a fairly smooth road?
I knew I loved massage but starting off in a spa setting turned me off to the profession and I almost gave up on it entirely. I went back to college and received both my bachelor’s and master’s degrees in psychology. I went to work at Walt Disney World even in their engineering department creating safety and training manuals. But my heart always came back to sports massage. I had three kids within 3.5 years and I love the freedom and flexibility of owning my own business. My husband was also active duty Marine Corps for ten years and between moves and deployments, I knew sports massage was going to be the best job for me with his hectic schedule.
Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
I specialize in IASTM and it is definitely what I am most well known for. I recently became CEU certified to teach IASTM as well. This technique allows me to break up adhesions and scar tissue build up in the fascia to allow for better mobility and range of motion. I’m most proud of my clientele to be honest. I have built a great client base that both manage to keep me busy and challenged at the same time.
What does success mean to you?
I define success by having a good work-person life balance. I have gotten to a point in my life and my career that I don’t have to say yes to every gig or client and sacrifice family time like I used to. I get to be mom, wife, and massage therapist. Success is also loving what you do. I don’t have any clients that I don’t want to see on my schedule, which not a lot of individuals in my field can say. I truly enjoy working with every person I do!
- 30 min – $50
- 45 min – $75
- 60 min – $100
- 75 min – $130
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: https://www.plehnsportsmassage.com/
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/plehnsportsmassage/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/plehnsportsmassage