Debbie graduated in 2006 from Mueller College of Holistic Studies in San Diego, with an integrated Holistic Health Practitioner certificate. Her training at Mueller included certification in Thai, Shiatsu, Sports, Prenatal, Swedish, and Deep Tissue massage. She began gravitating toward medical massage after getting her first job under Dr. Stephen Krant, a prominent plastic surgeon who specialized in breast reconstruction after cancer. With his guidance and encouragement, Debbie went on to further certify as a lymphedema therapist through the Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy in 2007. She worked closely with Dr. Krant for 2 years, and with his team became an active supporter of San Diego’s breast cancer community.
Debbie went on to practice at San Diego’s fastest growing massage therapy clinic, finding another niche in sports massage and Table Thai. She participated several years doing massage at the Rock and Roll marathon, and continued to do lymphatic work on athletes with prior surgeries and injuries. She met her Nebraska-born husband in San Diego, and after having their daughter, they decided that Lincoln was the ideal place to raise their family. She is currently enrolled in the PTA program at Southeast Community College, and is excited to continue her career in wellness with Complete Physical Therapy.
Debbie received her certified oncology massage therapist certificate in 2016. Her passion for helping those who currently have or have had all types of cancer drove her to obtain this elite massage certification. She is currently the only massage therapist in Nebraska with this certification.