Upon graduation from the Florida School of Massage in Gainsville, Fla., Renaud and her former husband opened Hands-On Healing Therapeutic Massage in the Hotel Syracuse.
They "appeared" live on 93Q-FM and Y94-FM for massage-related events, and held college-sponsored workshops at both Syracuse University and Le Moyne College. When Renaud moved downstate, she was employed at world-class spas such as Naturopathica in East Hampton and Gurneys Inn and Spa in Montauk.
"One benefit of my massage career is simply having learned how to touch another being with compassion," she said. "But the single most amazing benefit of a massage career has been seeing the physical, emotional and mental transformations that can occur in any of my clients. The difference in their bodies and demeanors between the beginning of the hour session and its conclusion can be dramatic and very affirming.
"When I leave the room at the completion of the massage and my client emerges with a smile and says how amazing she or he feels, I know this is the work I was born to do," Renaud added.
In addition to being a licensed massage therapist, Renaud is also a certified yoga instructor at The Spring on Brooklea Drive in Fayetteville. She teaches 90-minute classes at 6 p.m. Wednesdays and at 9:30 a.m. Thursdays.
For massage or yoga home visits, Renaud can also be reached by calling or texting her at (631) 375-9277.