People want to know why I chose massage therapy as
a profession. This is usually the first question a new client asks me.
There is something about massage therapy. It's got a certain luxurious cache. It's a popular profession, yet there aren't many of us. When people find out what I do for a living, they raise their brows, smile, maybe laugh, and point hopefully at their shoulders.
Looking at it one way, massage therapy is the most natural and obvious healing method in the world: the laying on of hands. At the same time it seems foreign and exotic. We live in a touch-deprived culture, after all. Compared to a visit with your doctor, an appointment with your massage therapist is long and personal.
The simple answer is, because I love it! And I love it because it works, because it moves me. When I get a good massage, I am a changed woman. I get get off the table and float on a cloud for days. It wakes me up at the same time that I sleep better. It's like someone focused the world and made the colors brighter.
Really I'm a massage therapist because I want to do that for other people. It's my job to be the best hour in your day. But that's just the tip of the iceberg. Massage therapy feels fabulous for a reason. It works. It is physiologically and psychologically potent.