How long have you been in this industry? Where did you go to school?
My interest in massage started over 20 years ago in Germany. I’m certified in Foot Reflexology and Therapeutic Massage in Germany along with Shiatsu and Infant Massage. After moving to Iowa I finally was ably to get a professional license in 2017. I went to school at Body Wisdom Massage Therapy School in Urbandale, Iowa.
Why did you go into the massage therapy field?
My mom was a pediatrician all her life and exposed me to a lot of gently healing methods. One of it was gentle touch and just being present for someone need. I think that sparked my interest in massage.
What is your favorite service to give?
Relaxation massage is my favorite for sure. I believe a lot of illnesses in our modern world have their roots in stress. If I can give my clients some minutes of zooming out of their stressful life, that makes me happy and I hope them too. I love their faces after a massage.
What is your favorite retail product?
Since I’m a native German I love the Kneipp products, especially the salt. As child I suffered from severe asthma and attended a 6 weeks cure in a salt mine. It was hard to be away from home for so long as a 6 year old but it healed me completely!
What is your favorite way to reduce stress?
Since I’m a big believer of hydrotherapy I can relax wonderful in a warm bath with salt, a book, nice music and candles. Or a long walk on a lake.
What is your favorite self care suggestion for clients?
Try not to sweat over small things, notice stress and let it go. Be positive and enjoy little things every day.
What is your favorite relaxation quotation?
Do more of what makes you happy. ~ Carmel McConnell
What is an interesting fact about you clients might not know?
I love to travel and have friends and family all over the world. So far I visited all continents beside Asia and Antarctica (too cold!). I enjoy learning about other cultures, customs and if I can, traveling to interesting places.
If you’d like to schedule a massage with Conny, click here and choose “Specific Therapist” and her name from the drop down menu!