Star Anne Rothrock

My name is Star Anne Rothrock and I am a Certified Massage Therapist. My husband, children, and I enjoy living here in Rappahannock County, Virginia. I enjoy playing Mahjong, taking motorcycle trips with my husband, preparing meals with my children, drinking a good cup of coffee, practicing quiet meditation, and learning about new things.

I became a massage therapist in a roundabout way, as many massage therapists do. Due to my father's career, I had the privilege to live in Saudi Arabia and Switzerland. Our family travelled extensively throughout the United States and around the world. I believe my early life experiences sparked my strong interest in getting to know people from all different backgrounds. My experiences showed me that no matter where people are from, we all have similar physical, spiritual, mental, and emotional needs.

After learning about and witnessing the hardships of many people through my travels, I developed a strong desire to help. In high school, I began performing various types of volunteer work in the community. This led me to work for a crisis hotline and eventually to becoming a Family Service Worker for the Head Start program. I then completed my B.S. in Human Services. During my schooling, I became familiar with the hospice program and became a Hospice Patient / Family Support Volunteer. After I finished school, I realized how tough it was to do human service work and maintain a healthy balance between my physical, spiritual, mental and emotional self. I found the solution in massage therapy.

I completed the 610-hour massage therapy program at the Shenandoah Valley School of Therapeutic Massage in Edinburg, VA in September 2008. I passed the national certification exam in November 2008. Since December 2008, I have performed massage as a Hospice Massage Therapy Volunteer. I have taken additional trainings in hospice, oncology, mastectomy, and geriatric massage. I began my own massage therapy private practice in July 2009.

     National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, National
          Certification #566115-08
     Commonwealth of Virginia: Department of Health Professions: Board of
          Nursing, State License #0019007979
     American Massage Therapy Association, Professional Active Member #223977