My name is Julia Swartz. I had previously been in the healthcare field for 15+ years as a CNA working in nursing homes, group homes and hospice settings. Through the years, I became discouraged by the common approaches to pain management which mostly involved pain medications and other drugs. I felt there was a better, more holistic way to help. I decided to go back to school. I enrolled in the massage therapy program at Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, MN. I have also taken several continuing education classes and will continue to do so to increase my knowledge and to become a better therapist.