Celia Bucci graduated from the Soma Institute, National School of Clinical Massage Therapy. She has practiced clinical massage in environments ranging from spas and resorts to sports clinics and currently runs a private practice at Illinois Masonic Hospital. Celia served as Secretary and Communications Liaison for the Illinois Chapter of the American Massage Therapy Association, and Editor of its newsletter Keeping In Touch. She was awarded the chapter’s 2010 Distinguished Service Award. Before embarking on her career in massage therapy, Celia earned a B.A. in Communications Studies from DePaul University, and an M.A. in Cultural Studies from the University of Iowa.
Celia became a producer of theater, film, and cultural festivals, and a sound designer and sound engineer for performing artists. After visiting Trinidad and Tobago and experiencing a culture that reveres nature and living at a leisurely pace, she decided to put the phone down, step away from the computer, and slow it all down.