Globe University Massage Students Help Relieve Chronic Pain

“Suzette, I wanted to let you know that last evening and today is the first time since my cancer that I haven’t been in pain.”  This was the first sentence of a note that Suzette Plemel, massage therapy program chair of Globe University-Green Bay, found in her mailbox the day after her and two students, Amanda Davies and Kathleen Mistele, performed deep tissue massage on Maggie Lee.

Maggie Lee’s thank you note to Suzette Plemel

Maggie’s Story

Recently, I had an opportunity to sit down with Maggie Lee, alumnus and employee of Globe University-Green Bay to understand more of her recent experience with Suzette and students. During the interview, Maggie opened up about her past struggles with breast cancer and chronic pain.  She shared that after multiple surgeries because of a bilateral mastectomy, lymph node removal, and multiple reconstructive surgeries, she was left with nearly three years of chronic pain due primarily to scar tissue.

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