Dara Lavinder serving as massage therapist 2014.03.05

Many people leave high school with no idea what they want to do in life. That wasn't the case for Dara (Hardee) Lavinder. The 2005 Fayette graduate knew long before graduation that massage therapy was in her future.

Lavinder recently joined the staff of Morenci Chiropractic Clinic to offer massage therapy by appointment.

"I enjoy helping people," she said, and massage seemed like a good avenue to do that.

Lavinder studied at the Northwest Ohio School of Massotherapy in Maumee and has worked for the past six years in Fayette and Wauseon. She offers deep tissue work, prenatal massage and hot stone, as well as massage for relaxation.

Her next continuing education studies will focus on craniosacral therapy.

Dara and her husband, Chad Lavinder, are the parents of three children.

To make an appointment, call 458-7141.