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Holly Behringer ~ Director-at-Large

Holly has a unique experience with the massage therapy profession in Manitoba being a second generation Massage Therapist and MTAM member. Growing up in the Wolseley neighborhood of Winnipeg, Holly has watched the profession grow and change for over 20 years. In 2007 she began working as the administrator and clinic manager of Wolseley Wellness, the business started in 1999 by her mother Angela Peterson RMT LDT.

Over the many years since, Holly bought a home in the area, married, and now has 2 children. Holly, along with her brother and sister, took over ownership of the family business in 2015, and shortly afterwards she returned to college to become an RMT herself. Holly graduated in 2019 from Evolve college (formerly MTCM and her own mother's alma mater).  

Today you will find Holly balancing a busy massage therapy practice, running 2 bustling clinics with her siblings, a busy social calendar, and of course her growing family. Holly is a firm advocate for the regulation of massage therapy in the province and works hard in both her personal practice and her business to promote and support the growing recognition and professionalism of all RMTs as health care providers in Manitoba. Holly looks forward to contributing to the MTAM Board in the coming term.

Why did you choose to become an RMT?
I chose to become an RMT because I truly believed in the good work that massage therapy does. I learned quite a lot about the professional and personality of RMTs when working as a multidisciplinary health and wellness clinic administrator and knew it was right for me. 

What do you like best about your job?
I get to win at my job every day. It really does make all the difference. I’ve had jobs over the years that were a real slog. Clock watching, monotonous and unsatisfactory. As a massage therapist my day has such variety and I go home at the end of every shift in a great mood because I just spent the day making the world a better place. 

What advice would you give new RMTs.
Don’t underestimate the power of silence and slowing down. Just because you can do the latest new modality doesn’t mean you have to. Being present, quiet, intentional, and giving the best darn massage you can could end up being the best massage your client has ever had.  

Why did you choose to join MTAM?
I live and work in Manitoba now and likely always will. Being a part of an association with a focused understanding and commitment to my own community including our provincial government and its impact on the future Regulation of massage therapy in Manitoba was important to me.

What’s your favourite MTAM member benefit? 
I’m grateful for all the work MTAM does to bring recognition to the profession. Bringing awareness to the public and promoting the benefits of massage therapy helps a great deal in my own business and practice.