The work was incredibly rewarding and she simply enjoyed helping people in need. During her time working, she suffered a devastating car accident which sidelined her path and a debilitating injury to her leg put her career on hold.
Through perseverance and great influence from her family, she decided that the path to continue serving others would come via massage therapy. With advice from her brother who graduated from the National Holistic Institute, Wallie enrolled and thrived. Once she began taking classes at NHI, it was clear as day and she was enamored with the entire organization.
Wallie explains, “I fell in love with the staff, I fell in love with the school, I just loved everything about it! I grew and grew and truly felt myself while I was there.”
The connection to the school allowed her to absorb a great deal of knowledge and she took advantage of all it had to offer. As she was graduating she was also working for TrioSpa which is where Lisa Alberino, Founder and Owner of labarre studios found her.
“Wallie is an exceptional therapist and people who have worked with her and her therapy have truly benefitted.” Lisa continues, “I think her greatest strength is that she listens to the clients and can translate exactly what they are asking of her.”
This statement rings true as Wallie echoed the statement, “What people should expect when they come to see me is a person who wants to help them and will listen to them. I have post-massage exercises that I suggests to some of my patients and I care for everyone who walks through [labarre’s] doors.”
Wallie noted, “When I help others I always feel a connection with them, not only in body but also in spirit. I can tell the knowledge that I have gained throughout the past years is coming to light and it is very fulfilling for me.”
Another fulfilling part of Wallie’s life is spending time with her husband of 4 years, David, and their German Sheppard / Labrador mix, Scooby Doo!
“The little moments that we cherish together are the ones that truly count.” Wallie laughs as she notes that she and David enjoy everything from Baseball games to art shows…. It’s all fair game as long as they are spending time with each other.
Wallie also cherishes the people who have helped her to get to become a successful businesswoman. “My hope is that I make them feel comfortable and more knowledgeable about their bodies and their wellness. I like to explain the sessions we have and I like to explain the gameplan so they are a part of the entire journey. The one thing I love are questions, I always say, ‘don’t be afraid to ask any questions!’
So, the question is, when are you going to go see Wallie and experience her for yourself! Click HERE to make your appointment today!
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1649 Naglee Ave
San Jose 95126
1445 The Alameda
San Jose, CA 95126