A few weeks ago, we were excited to announce the newest addition to our team, Erin Whitworth. With experience providing sports massage, deep tissue therapy, and prenatal massage, we knew she would bring some awesome knowledge and techniques to the table - literally. Since we’re still pretty excited about her joining Body of Work Wellness, I thought it would be great to interview her for our new blog series, “20 Questions with Lindsay”.
What made you decide on a career in massage therapy?
I wanted to become a massage therapist because I wanted to be able to work for myself, and help others at the same time. I have always been fascinated with the human body and how our muscles hold us all together.
How long have you lived in Oregon? Have you lived in any other states?
I have lived in Oregon for 3 years. I grew up in Idaho, moved to Montana, and then Washington.
Tell me three of your favorite restaurants in the area, and your go-to menu item from each.
Gin Thai - Green curry
Pho Gabo - Chicken Pho with lots of spice
Any Indian buffet.
What music do you enjoy listening to when you’re not giving a massage?
Dance mixes - anything upbeat to help me stay motivated.
Aside from being a Massage Therapist Extraordinaire, do you have any other hobbies or talents?
I was once a dental assistant, a wild-land firefighter (college years), and I love to refurbish old furniture.
What was the last good book you read, and why did you enjoy it?
The last thing I read was an acupressure book. I enjoy educational science books.
How do you usually spend your days off from work?
My days off are spent being a mom and working out.
What is your spirit animal and why?
A horse. I love them!
What is your perfect way to spend a rainy day in Oregon?
Snugged on the couch watching a movie with a big cup of coffee.
What is your favorite quote?
“You are where you are supposed to be, just breathe.”
What is your go-to karaoke song?
“Zombie” by The Cranberries.
Describe the perfect pizza.
The perfect pizza is made with simple, great ingredients. Pesto, Mozzarella, basil, and in an outdoor pizza oven.
What is your favorite kind of tea?
I love black tea with a little sugar.
What was the last TV show that you binge-watched?
I’m currently binge-watching This Is Us.
Tell me the corniest joke you know.
How do you make a Kleenex dance? Put a little boogie in it! (I got that one from my son)
Before you started studying massage therapy, what was your favorite subject in school?
Science - A&P.
Do you have a favorite stand-up comedian?
If you could pick any fashion fad to make a comeback, what would you choose?
MC Hammer pants!
What is your favorite vacation spot?
My dream vacation is in Olgiasca, Italy. This is where my family is from.
Finally, what is a weird/fun/little-known fact about you?
In high school, I was in FFA (Future Farmers of America).
So there you have it! Be sure to book an appointment with Erin soon - she is available Monday 9-2, Tuesday 8:30-1:30, and Thursday 8:30-12. And stay tuned for the next “20 Questions”!
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