About Us

The Young Thumbs was created one night at a massage conference in August 2012, when a few of us decided to collaborate with other like-minded therapists to voice our opinions about the massage profession. We have an all-star cast, and we aim to please, so check back often to see what we will blog about next. We promise you; it will never be a wrinkled set of massage sheets. :)
Allissa Haines is a massage therapist with a full private practice in Massachusetts. She creates marketing and business resources for massage therapists at Writing A Blue Streak. She is also a marketing consultant, professional speaker, and a frequent snacker. Website

Andrea Lipomi is a licensed massage therapist, esthetician and nail tech who lives and works in Las Vegas, Nevada. She also peddles massage therapy ebooks and NCBTMB-approved continuing education courses at ConfidentMassage.com, will travel hundreds of miles for a fantastic spa experience, and craves dark chocolate and Depeche Mode’s upcoming tour dates on an almost daily basis. Website

Annie LaCroix is an educator and passionate advocate for everything massage.  She owns a small massage school in Wenatchee, Washington and she’s a volunteer for the AMTA, currently serving as the secretary of AMTA-WA.  Teaching is her first love.  Coffee is a close second. Website

Ariana La Cour runs a mobile massage practice in Las Vegas, Nevada and blogs about her experiences and tidbits of info that come her way on MassageHacks. Website

Megan Spence is a Licensed Massage Therapist living and working in Brooklyn, NY. She is continually astonished by just how much she loves her work. You can read more about Megan’s adventures in massage and various other things body-related. Website

Ryan Hoyme is a massage therapist with a passion to educate. He owns MassageNerd.com and has taught over 1,000 massage students in his 11 year teaching career and has a youtube channel with over 160 million views.

11 thoughts on “About Us

  1. Pingback: the Young Thumbs: coming of age! | Hands In Motion

  2. Hello all, this is a great site! I’m a recent grad of SHI Medical Massage school and about to sit the MBlex exam in Ohio this week. I look forward to checking out your posts. I’ve followed several of your individual websites through out my journey in massage school and am in the works of setting up my website. Nice to see this community environment!

  3. I just wanted to say that I love this blog and have already learned a ton from it. I’m currently in massage school, also blogging about my experiences and can’t wait to get out into the field!

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