Candice Gardiner, LMT is the owner and massage therapist at Balanced Gravity LLC. Candice knew at a very young age that she wanted to be a massage therapist, but thought it was more realistic to work at the family business to possibly take it over one day. So instead of going to massage school right after high school, she went to college and graduated from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2013 with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management. Even though she thought she was doing right by working at the family business, she knew in her heart that she needed to persue her dream of becoming a massage therapist. After working for her dad for a year, she finally made up her mind and attended massage school at Louisiana Institute of Massage Therapy in Lake Charles on the weekends, while working full time at the family business during the week. In 2015, she became a Licensed Massage Therapist and immediately went to San Antonio to study Ashiatsu. Every year she attends Ashiatsu seminars where therapists from different areas come together for “foot-on” training to discuss what works for their clients, new methods, and what needs adjusting within their practices. Although her method is geared toward athletic recovery rather than a relaxing spa massage – she does practice both.