Cecelia Shuler, a licensed massage therapist in St. Clair County, is raising funds and community support to represent the USA in world massage competitions this upcoming spring. Schuler graduated as a therapist from Lakewood School of Therapeutic Massage in 2017, and then in the spring of 2019, finished a degree at St. Clair County Community College on a full scholarship through the Complete Your Degree program from the Community Foundation of St. Clair County.
In June 2020, Schuler plans to fly to Copenhagen, Denmark to compete at the International Massage Association’s fourth official World Championship. She will represent not only the community of Port Huron, but also the state of Michigan and the USA. While there are a couple of other participants from the United States traveling to compete, Schuler believes she is the only one from the state of Michigan to ever compete at this level.
Schuler is hoping to raise the needed funds to travel and compete through a raffle that grants the winner with a years worth of free massages (One hour massage a month equaling an $850 value). She is also raising money through a GoFundMe page. You can find more on her Facebook page at Cecilia_LMT.
Reporting for WGRT, Karly Hurley.