My name is Julie Campbell. I am a Physical Therapy Assistant (Fisher College, Boston - 1999), a Licensed Massage Therapist (MA81776) (Soothing Arts, Destin - 2005), a meditation facilitator(2020), and recently have become a Yoga Alliance member after finishing a 200 hour yoga teacher training (2020).
While I loved working in the Physical Therapy field, I felt as though I could be doing more to assist people in learning how to help themselves feel better. Most of my Physical Therapy career has been in the Outpatient orthopedic setting. In this setting I had enormous opportunity to practice and enhance my manual therapy techniques; and that lead me to pursue a massage therapy license.
In 2005, I worked as an Independent Contractor through Bay Massage Therapy in Panama City Beach, and learned a lot from the other therapists I worked with. It was a wonderful opportunity while I was there. I moved back to Massachusetts for a few years in 2006, and had a great two years of quality time with my father before he passed away. During my time in Massachusetts, I worked part-time building a massage business at a friend's salon while also working as a PTA. Due to multiple family-member illnesses, I gave up on my massage-business dream (temporarily) and concentrated on the basics (family, work, & paying the bills).
Starting my own business, A New You Massage and Bodywork, is literally a dream come true; A dream that my family and friends continuously support me in fulfilling. For them, I am truly grateful!
My aim is to educate people on the benefits of massage therapy and bodywork, as well as self-care through meditation and gentle somatic exercises. All of these may facilitate your feeling the best you can through increased mobility, flexibility, and an improved sense of well-being.
Life can be stressful (physically, emotionally, & mentally), there's no doubt about that - and yet, there is so much we can do for ourselves to feel good and live our best lives.