Student of the Month: Susan Hanshaw

Susan is a pathology know-it-all with a penchant for massage!

Susan Hanshaw has been chosen as our Student of the Month for December due to her exemplary scholarship as a student! Learn more about her and her motivations below. Congratulations, Susan!

Name one person who has had an impact on your life and explain why.

My mother- Carrie. My mother has been so many things to me- a mum, nurse, playmate, travel buddy, an inspiration. Can’t thank her enough for a lifetime of unconditional love, support and encouragement.

How did you become interested in becoming a massage therapist?

I have been the recipient of numerous massages from massage therapists worldwide. I have always had a passion for massage therapy and have pondered becoming a therapist for several years.

What led you to choose Central Maryland School of Massage as your massage therapy school?

The licensed massage therapist I have been going to for the past several years graduated from CMSM and told me about its program.

Name one thing you cannot live without.


Name one country you would love to visit.


Are you a dog or cat person? Or both or neither?

Definitely a cat person!

State three adjectives that describe you:

Friendly, ambitious, globetrotter.

What is your go-to song when you need to get motivated?

Takin’ Care of Business by Bachman Turner Overdrive

What are your plans after graduating from massage therapy school?

Obtain certification as a Certified Lymphedema Therapist, work full-time as a nursing educator, and per diem as a licensed massage therapist for myself.

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