I'm Amy Morin
Born and raised in Maine, I became a lover of the nature, and the outdoors. As a child, my parents had a very large garden and my mom gave us plenty of opportunities to tend this garden in the form of planting, harvesting or my least favorite weeding. As I became an adult and stressful situations arose, I often turned to plants for my own form of therapy. My husband and I moved several times and each new house afforded me the opportunity to plant a new garden. I did not realize at the time that there was more to this plant therapy than digging in the dirt. Over time I was planting things for outside beauty but also to bring inside. Drying herbs and flowers for use later, making macerated oils for cooking and use on the body. This exploration was a natural transition into the using and studying essential oils.
In 2001 my mother was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. As a patient at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston I was exposed to what then was termed complementary therapies. It was that turning point that I was determined to be part of what we now refer to as Integrative Medicine. Not knowing exactly where I was meant to be I enrolled in a Bachelor of Science Program at Plymouth State University studying Applied Health Fitness.
Knowing that I wanted to bring my knowledge into my own business, I earned a Master’s in Business Administration from the Whittemore School of Business and Economics at the University of New Hampshire. From there I got my Yoga Teacher Training Certification and opened up the first independent yoga studio in Danville, KY. That grew in a few short years to not only offering yoga but we had massage therapy, Reiki, drumming, meditation and more. I also went to to other locations and taught yoga to seniors, taught how to use essential oils safely and even taught yoga at Midway College.
Wanting to move into a more multifaceted approach to a harmonious balance of the body, mind and spirit I entered massage therapy school in Costa Rica. During massage therapy school I took an additional course, Oncology Massage. It was that class that brought me full circle with my desire to be part of the Integrative Medicine team. After completing my massage therapy training at Costa Rica School of Massage Therapy, I completed a 50 hour training in Manual Lymphatic Drainage using the Vodder Technique. I March 2019 I took a 100 hour advanced hands-on training in Oncology and Hospital Massage at Beaumont Hospitals Integrative Medicine Department in Michigan.
An oncology trained massage therapist will know how to adjust the treatment session to accommodate the side effects of treatment. As a licensed massage therapist in Integrative Medicine I have received advance education in massage for the oncology patient and survivor. If you have ever had a cancer diagnosis, in the past of current, it is imperative to seek a massage therapist with this training.
This life-long passion for healing has led me to establish Thyme for Wellness. I look forward to working with you in your journey of integrating the mind, body, spirit modalities for treating illness, assist healing and more importantly for successful living.