After years of holding management positions in the Hardware/Home Center industry, Debbie made a career change to follow her passion into the health and wellness field. By becoming a licensed massage therapist in 2009 she began a journey that led into management, teaching and consulting. Her interest in wellness comes from being involved in sports, fitness, nutrition and weight training. She incorporates that knowledge in helping clients with injuries, pain management, and sports training. This base of knowledge is the foundation for her development of educational tools and curriculum in her current role as Director of Education for the International Massage and Spa Academy at Spa Vargas Wellness based in St. Charles, Illinois. Debbie holds certifications in Hot Stones, Body Treatments, Pre-natal, Reflexology, Tranquility, Sports Massage, Bamboo Massage, Myofascial Massage, Geriatric Massage, Medical Aroma Therapy, Raindrop Therapy, Low Back Pain Therapeutics, & CPR.