Taking the leap into a new career is not as easy as some make it sound. For Dena, timing didn’t seem to fit. She started school in 2005 while working two jobs. Many times, she wanted to quit--but she didn’t. Finishing school, however, was not the only hurdle in her way. She continued to work outside of the massage therapy field until she finally convinced herself to take the full-time leap in 2012.
Everything from this point has snowballed. Her clientele at Fort Smith Wellness started to grow almost immediately, and she even co-founded Arkansas School of Massage in 2013. Since then, Dena has continuously worked to grow her profession, never finding it difficult because she loved what she was doing.
Dena believes massage therapy can be for anyone, and she spreads that theory from both sides: by helping her clients receive the benefits massage can offer, and by teaching students to do the same. She has grown her practice and school in a way which allows her to learn more, teach more, and do more, never stopping and never having the desire to.