Yali Zhang, LMT
Yali was born and raised in China. Living in China, she was exposed, since childhood, to the Chinese traditions of healing with natural medicines, using herbs, massage, and other forms of Chinese medicine. She came to love and honor these traditions. A very different experience from this cherished exposure, however, was that her father died when she was very young, leaving her and her family in a state of poverty. To help pay the family bills, Yali dropped out of school when she was old enough to work in a factory. Outside of her work schedule, Yali finished her schooling at a night school.
While working, Yali’s energy and talents became recognized by her employer; and, consequently, she was given sponsorship to attend school for training to become a Kindergarten teacher for the children of the employees at the factory. Yali finished her Kindergarten training and taught for a while before a situation arose which led to a business involvement that evolved into a full time clothing business. Her Kindergarten teaching and customer interactions in business helped to fine tune Yali’s empathy for other people.
Circumstances eventually led to Yali‘s coming to America. In America, Yali drew upon her background experiences for deciding to pursue certification in Massage Therapy. She graduated from a Massage Therapy education at “Alternative College” in Los Angeles, and became a New Hampshire licensed Massage Therapist in 2010. Since that time, Yali has continued to expand upon her education and has gained a wealth of experience working at Elements, Massage Envy, and Massage Heights. She has put her massage training and energy into practice, volunteering in hospice care for several years.
Because of her life experiences, Yali has a great deal of empathy, which helps in her ability to heal people. Like Body Mechanix’s tagline, Yali’s journey has been filled with growth, strength, and peace. Her type of massage is not just a flow, but she is able to tune in to people’s individual energies to help create a unique massage experience for each person. She believes that while muscular and fascial knowledge are extremely important, it is equally important to know what is going on inside of a person energetically and mentally to better help them.
In her downtime, Yali enjoys painting, gardening, and dancing. She is also a student of Music Healing at Concord Hospital, specializing in voice and piano.
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