Patricia started her career 20 years ago. She first attained her massage therapist certification in the year 2000. In 2007, she worked for an Aquatic Therapy Center in California where she became a lifeguard and Aquatic Arthritis Foundation Instructor.
Her passion for working with disabled children and adults was profound. She started learning of other modalities that enticed her. While working as an aquatic therapist she learned of an aquatic therapy modality called Watsu. She began her studies at Shiatsu School of Massage for five years which lead her to a 1,000-hour certification in aquatic therapy.
As Patricia’s education continues to grow she is often taking new classes of new aquatic modalities to provide for her community. One of her favorites is Float into Fitness which reminds her of her surfing days and is a fun and energetic exercise routine offered on a floating board in the water. Patricia has three disabled children of her own, but her two autistic children lead to a certification from Swim Angelfish® called swim whispers. It is a certification that provides children on the spectrum and with other disabilities with water safety tools and swim instruction.
Patricia is first aid and lifeguard certified, she finds this beneficial not only to her job, community but also in her personal life as well.
Patricia is continuing to study and take classes. Some of her upcoming classes are Adaptive Pilates Instructor and Yoga Instructor, which she hopes to finish by the end of 2020. Water has always been an attraction to Patricia and her passion shows in the water working with clients. “Do what you love and you never work a day in your life.” Aquatics in more than a job to Patricia; it is her purpose.
Patricia's qualifications include Watsu therapist, Waterdance Therapist, Aquatic bodyworker therapist, Red Cross Lifeguard CPR AED first aid certified, Aquatic Arthritis foundation instructor, Float into Fitness Instructor, Adaptive Pilates Instructor.