Charlene Andrews


"I’ve enjoyed serving and seeing firsthand the difference that bodywork makes, to all of the body’s systems."
"I've found that it is so important to be open to learning from my massage therapy students as they are all different, bringing fresh perspectives and methods."

Having spread her roots in sunny Murrieta, California, Charlene Andrews is experiencing vibrant growth in the massage therapy field. A naturally calm, detail-oriented individual, Charlene is perfectly cut out for the industry she enjoys and contributes to on a daily basis. She has shared her gift of care and education to so many and continues to maintain a learning mindset and hunger for more.

“I guess you could say my nurturing nature has always been with me,” estimates Charlene. “Looking back I’ve found myself being a helper and a caretaker of any group I find myself in. I have always enjoyed the positive effects of touch and I have a gift to heal others. I like people – they’re interesting, and it’s satisfying to make human connections. It’s like food for the soul, as long as you’re providing self-care for yourself as well.

“When I became a mother in 1996, taking care of a little one showed how slowing down and adding massage into her routine helped calm her and myself too. When my husband of 25 years retired from the Navy in 2007, it gave us the opportunity to grow some roots and have the support for me to explore massage therapy. I’ve enjoyed serving and seeing firsthand the difference that bodywork makes, to all of the body’s systems.”

Charlene studied Liberal Studies from San Diego State University, going on to pursue and obtain a Massage Therapy diploma from the United Education Institute. She is a certified Spa Supervisor by ISPA and loves the community and networking that ISPA offers. Over her 12-year career in spa, Charlene has become an exemplary massage therapist while also working to train the next generation.

“In the past year, I moved into a new position at Glen Ivy Hot Springs as the Massage Master Trainer. However, I don't think one can ‘master’ this field – I feel like I'm always the student. I’ve found that it is so important to be open to learning from my massage therapy students as they are all different, bringing fresh perspectives and methods.

“Other peoples’ unique socio-economic backgrounds will never be fully known or understood by you, nor will you know what people are going through at any particular moment. But this means that there will always be something to learn from everyone, the veterans and new kids alike.”

Not only is Charlene a passionate massage therapist, but her passion for therapeutic and mindful movement spreads to yoga, where her tendency toward education is well on its way to becoming just as exceptional as it is in spa.

“To me, yoga is so many things. One of my proudest accomplishments is earning my 200 RYT in 2017, and I am currently enrolled in the 300-yoga teacher training from Yoga Den Health Spa to dive even deeper into this incredible source of exercise and stress relief. I wish I found yoga earlier, but I’m enjoying the journey now. The association between massage and yoga is summed up in the connection between breath and movement. Continually connecting these two things in my life helps me stay grounded, allowing me to have energy to move and provide top-notch services!”


"I’ve enjoyed serving and seeing firsthand the difference that bodywork makes, to all of the body’s systems."