The Wonderful World of Massage Therapy!

Dr. Deitra Hickey interviews Licensed Massage Therapist, Monica Arellano. Questions regarding the health benefits of massage, descriptions of specialty massage certifications, and why our bodies crave this type therapy are answered!
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About Dr. Deitra Hickey, PhD

Dr. Deitra HickeyDr. Deitra Hickey PhD., was born and raised in Toledo, Ohio. She has utilized her life experiences to develop a passion to help others find their balance and honor themselves through physical, mental, and emotional wellness.

Deitra developed a strong will and resilience at a young age by taking care of two paralyzed parents after witnessing both of them being shot. She then cared for her mother who suffered from Multiple Sclerosis until she passed away at only 48. Deitra is a transparent individual that will admit she had struggled as a teenager with consistent doubt, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder. She made the decision early on not to accept these facets of her outlook and learned how to take control of her life. Deitra has dedicated her life to assisting others to find positive perspective and happiness. She encourages the importance of capitalizing on life’s challenges to strengthen and empower versus using adversity as a crutch.

In addition, Dr. Hickey proudly teaches the community about the positive effects of holistic treatments that not only pamper the deserving individual but also aid in overall health, wellness and stress reduction.

Dr. Hickey worked for Toledo Public for 17 years as a teacher, school counselor, and a school principal. She taught PhD students at the University of Toledo prior to opening her business, Serenity Health & Wellness Center. Dr. Hickey is a proud Toledian and enjoys bringing her experience, education, and dedication to make a lasting impression and difference in others’ lives.

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  1. Thank you Deitra for the great interview with Monica. I always thought of massage as a just a relaxation technique, so it was very eye opening to hear not only the health benefits of massage therapy but also how it can help improve things like our golf swing!

  2. Dr. Hickey, thank you for an insightful show about massage therapy, its medical benefits, and various certifications for which therapists must possess in order to become a licensed practitioner. Please thank Monica for her input and insight as well. Another great health and wellness show!

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