Ellen Mosier graduated from Hanover College with her Bachelor of Arts in Secondary English Education and a minor in music in 2013. Through her experiences with children and young adults on the Autism Spectrum, her interest in working with autism grew. Studying massage and the therapeutic benefits it has on the nervous system, she went to massage therapy school at Everest College in St. Louis and graduated in 2014. She also has her Master of Arts in Education with an emphasis in the Autism Spectrum Disorder. Ellen is a licensed massage therapist in Indiana.
Why did you want to become a massage therapist and help others in the Chiropractic office?
“Holding the hands of a child with autism and rubbing their palm gently, I could instantly see the overwhelming amount of stress and frustration melt away. I had no idea what I was doing when I would squeeze these children’s hands and do compressions on their shoulders as they sat at the dinner table. The anxiety or over stimulus of what was happening around them seemed to disappear when I applied the most delicate amount of pressure to their body. I knew that there was something surreal happening and my heart longed to know what was behind the calming effects delivered through touch. Stumbling over massage therapy, I learned of several techniques but one was specific to delicate pressure being applied that allows for calming and a reset of the cerebral spinal fluids flowing through our spine allowing for the body to return to a stable and healthy state. This technique, CranioSacral Therapy is what caught my eye to reaching out to those with autism.” -Ellen Mosier