“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
I have been practicing massage therapy for 11 years now. I’ve been reflecting on what initially drew me to this practice and why I love doing it. The profoundness I find in this work is both humbling and empowering. In hopes of connecting with you a bit more, I want to share some of these insights.
So why do I do this work?
It gives me purpose
I know what it's like to struggle with chronic pain and discomfort. It depletes your energy and gets in the way of daily living and as a massage therapist, I want to help my clients in alleviating their pain. This process of helping my clients with pain management and stress relief gives me great purpose.
I like to use my hands
I always knew that I was a tactile person that enjoyed using my hands. As an active person drawn to movement and touch, I find massage incredibly grounding and centering. I also enjoy using the power of touch to calm the nervous system and help my clients feel grounded as well.
There is a touch deficiency in the world
I can feel around me that our society is touch deprived and I believe that massage can offer a safe and therapeutic space to address that. Through massage I am able to process my own touch deficiency and hopefully help others that deal with this in a professional setting.
I like puzzles and mysteries
When I work with a client, it's a bit like solving a puzzle as I learn what their body needs to feel its best. This intuitive problem solving aspect of massage is stimulating and exciting to me. Massage at its best, is a collaborative process where I help my clients find solutions to recurring issues in the body.
I do well in small group settings, and best in one on one
As someone with ADHD, I’ve always preferred one on one connections over being in large groups. Massage allows me to focus on a single client and purpose: helping them feel better in their body. This is another reason why I love massage, it provides me with focused work and allows me to build impactful relationships with my clients.
I am a muscle geek
As a kid, I was fascinated by anatomy and science. To this day, I am constantly seeking to learn more about the human body and how to best tend to it. Learning new massage techniques is something I take great pleasure in and I’ve studied trigger point, myofascial release, sport massage and prenatal massage. I am in the process of learning more about oncology massage and lymphatic massage.
I am really good at it
Developing my massage skills over the past 11 years has allowed me to help numerous people. Every time someone leaves a session feeling relieved and more comfortable in their body, it gives me added motivation to continue my work.
I know that I’m a talented massage therapist and using my skills to help others brings me incredible joy and happiness. I look forward to sharing my skills and passion with you.