About the Author

Leslie Thompson is nationally board certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork and holds Indiana State Massage Therapy credentials. She is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association and the National Association of Holistic Aromatherapists. Thompson holds an Aromatherapy Body Certificate (1999) and a diploma in Clinical Aromatherapy (2001) from Shirley Price International College of Aromatherapy. She advanced her studies in aromatherapy in the United Kingdom, the United States, and France.

Thompson is not a medical professional beyond massage therapy. It is not her intention to give medical or psychological diagnosis or advice. All the simple tools included in Notes from a Wingman: Maintaining Wellbeing During Cancer Treatment are ones that support stress relief, wellbeing, and quality of life. Please consult a physician or mental health professional when dealing with medical and mental health issues.

Thompson has taught classes locally in herbs and aromatherapy. She is a writer, artist, stone carver, gardener, and traveler.