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Meet Brandilyn, Massage Therapist and Business Owner

Updated: Mar 18

Hey, friend! I'm so happy you stopped by. My name is Brandilyn Jobe (bran-dee-lynn Joe-b), and my pronouns are she/her. Some people call me Brandi, but whatever you prefer is cool.

If you're reading this, you probably want to know more about the stranger you're considering hiring to invade your personal space. That's fair. I'd be curious, too.

meet Brandilyn, massage therapist and business owner

Because I think your curiosity is perfectly reasonable, I'll answer some common questions I get about myself in this post. I hope you feel like we're old friends when you're done reading.

Some Background Info About Brandilyn

photo of brandilyn's partner and dog, Brannon and Bella
Brannon and Bella

I grew up in Bailey and graduated from Southern Nash in 2011. Because everybody in a small town knows your cousin's momma's sister, I can't tell you how often I've been asked, "Are you related to so and so?" If they live in Nash County and their last name is Jobe, the answer is probably yes.

I bought my first home from my aunt in Momeyer in 2019, and I live here with my partner, Brannon, and my dogs, Bella and Luna. I turn 30 in July of this year (2023) and couldn't be more excited to see what I can do with my next decade.

Discovering Massage Therapy

Ever since I was little, physical touch has been my love language. I loved when my grandma scratched my back, or my mom played with my hair. A steady hand on my arm could ground me, and a good hug could heal my most profound hurt. So naturally, I was drawn to massage therapy when I learned it could be a career. I love getting a massage. Could I give a massage, too?

Turns out, yes. I participated in a massage therapy workshop and was convinced it was THE career for me. But, I was terrified of committing to the program and not finishing. School costs a lot, and I couldn't waste that kind of money, so I put it off. Thank you, undiagnosed ADHD.

Fast forward to 2015. I was a manager at Domino's Pizza and a cashier at Hobby Lobby. I was overworked and underpaid, and it was NOT a good time. My sanity depended on a change, so I finally bit the bullet and enrolled in a massage therapy program.

Managing My Mental Health

Like many others, I downloaded TikTok during the pandemic, and the ADHD content called me out. HARD. You might roll your eyes, but I've learned more useful information from TikTok than from my senior year of high school. Thanks to TikTok, I finally started taking my mental health seriously.

I read books, listened to podcasts, scoured medical sites, and consulted friends with ADHD. I was pretty sure I had ADHD, but I battled with imposter syndrome until I found a psychiatrist and started therapy. My life changed drastically once I understood my brain and began implementing systems that worked for me.

I don't have to do things the way other people do them. What a concept! After that realization, I was itching to start my practice. I found a space for rent, filed an endless list of documents, and gave my notice.

My Favorite Thing About Being A Massage Therapist

Too many people put themselves last (I'm looking at you, parents.) The phrase 'you can't pour from an empty cup' has become another cliche we don't take to heart, but I know first-hand how true it is. I lost both of my parents more than a decade apart to preventable health struggles, so I'm all too familiar with the reality that not caring for yourself will kill you.

My favorite thing about being a massage therapist is that you do something for yourself when you book an appointment with me. You're taking action toward a healthier life, and I love being part of your journey.

Why Spring Hope?

During the pandemic, I realized that I crave connection and community. Communities provide encouragement, guidance, a sense of belonging, and support from others, which positively impacts our mental and physical health. But even more critically, we can contribute our resources to help others and positively impact the world.

I decided to put down roots, get involved, and make a difference in my community. I've lived in the area my whole life, so I know Spring Hope and love the small-town vibe. I see its potential, and I want it to be great. Add to that my six-minute drive to work, and Spring Hope was a no-brainer.

True to my nature, I dove head-first into entrepreneurship, and Spring Hope welcomed me with open arms. In my first few years, I joined several local committees, built a local client base, and made incredible friends. I plan to be here for a long time.

In My Spare Time

Brannon and I have gotten really into pickleball. Pickleball combines elements of badminton, tennis, and ping pong. It's played with a paddle and a plastic ball with holes in it (picture a wiffle ball) on a smaller court. You can play indoors or outdoors, and there's no age limit. I've seen players from seven to eighty-seven. I'm pretty much obsessed.

We also love attending football games (Go Panthers!,) concerts, comedy shows, karaoke nights, and anything else that lets us spend time with our friends. In the summertime, we spend our weekends at Lake Royale on the pontoon, and on Fridays, I take my nieces swimming, fishing, or riding on the golf cart. My main priority outside work is to make memories with the people I love and show them how much they matter to me.

Until Next Time

If there's anything else you want to know about me, please don't hesitate to ask. Make sure you subscribe to be the first to know what's happening at Unkinked! Are you ready to book a massage with me? If so, click the button below to schedule your session now.

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