Precious Walker is a licensed massage therapist with her own practice, Simply Precious Hands, in Syracuse, N.Y.
Precious says she always wanted to become a massage therapist, having discovered it while running track in high school. (A Syracuse native, she holds the 55m high hurdles record at Corcoran High School.)
“When we had events, people were always coming to me,” she says. “I was always the person who did the massages on the track team, so that’s how I got into it.”
Precious began her work life as an electronic technician, and then after spending time out of the workforce to raise her then three children, she decided it was finally time to pursue her goal of being a massage therapist. “I figured it was time to do what I wanted to do,” she says. “I love the fact that i am able to help people in a natural/holistic way. The power of touch and the art of massage is an extraordinary thing to experience.”
Precious graduated from the 1,000-hour program at the Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage and shortly thereafter opened her own practice.
“As an L.M.T (Licensed Massage Therapist), I strive to work in a stress free environment to provide the highest quality to my clients. My goal is to tailor the client’s experience based on initial interview information, as well as feedback during the treatments, to ensure the client’s comfort and satisfaction. I am mindful of the overall experience. I specialize in medical massage and I am a certified pain and posture specialist using myoskeletal alignment. My mission is to teach people the power of touch, and alternative medicine, and remove all negativity reputation surrounded around this art.”