Nelson started his health journey a long time while serving 12 Honorable years in the United States Air Force. There, he learned the importance of being healthy. It wasn't until 2012 when he decided to recreate his career path that he enrolled in Massage Therapy school and became a Certified Massage Therapist. He immediately started Healthy Living and Healing as a business to help others. He used massage therapy for small businesses to reduce stress, which can also improve performance. He knew he had to do more to help others.
He desired to expand his knowledge more continued his education to earn his Bachelor’s degree in Health & Wellness, graduating with the honor of Magna Cum Laude. With degree in hand, he became a Certified Diabetes Peer Educator, helping seniors manage diabetes through group facilitation. He wrote and published three books. His most recent one is a motivational book for beginning readers entitled, "I Can." He has worked as a Health Coach helping people in a fortune 500 company combat high blood pressure. He became certified as Holistic Cancer Health Coach, and holds a certificate in Smoking Cessation. Currently, Nelson is in the final months of completing his Master of Arts degree in Health & Wellness Psychology to complete his education.
"In 2016 I had the privilege of being the sports massage therapist for the United States and Great Britain National Synchronized Swim Team as they prepared for the Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro. Team USA finished 8th overall. It was a proud moment for me, knowing I aided them in their training. I've also had the honor of working with a group of phenomenal athletes from an organization called Paralyzed Veterans of America."
“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.” —Goethe
members of pva.org
2016 Rio Synchronized Teams from USA and Great Britain