Friday, February 10, 2017

A personal perception of massage

What is massage good for?  Well, since you asked me I'll give you my version.  People that get massage know a great way to relax and THAT is it's best purpose.  I'm not sure it gets rid of "knots"; I don't really know what a knot is and I'm not sure I've ever touched one in treating.  I think it makes people smarter in that they become aware of their physical selves.  They find places that are tight and painful during a treatment that are nowhere near their primary complaint for coming in.  I think people come a lot closer to connecting their mind, body, and spirit by getting treated somewhat regularly.  And I think that if they truly want to feel better more often they'll learn to move properly, often and with more skill.  I think it makes one aware they don't have to accept the typical aches and pains of ageing and that they can continually improve in some way their entire lives.  If you're reading this all the way through I hope you're tracking with me in this.  Getter older, better is a great way to live:)

Friday, February 3, 2017

starting over

So anyone that's seen things I've reposted on my Facebook page knows that I think movement is incredibly important.  To not move brings on the stereotypes of ageing-stooped posture, aches and pains of inactivity and so on.  But I have also always believed that people need to be as strong as possible, especially as they age.  I got my key card today so I'll be back in a commercial gym, probably a little nicer than I would generally go to, but it's a nice perk of work.  So be strong to be useful and all that.  I think it lines up with what I believe about my life, my job and learning as I get older.  Maybe it's helpful for you as well.

Friday, January 27, 2017

How are you improving?

I started this new blog because I think it really goes along with how I want this year, 2017, to be for all of us.  I don't want to say cliched, dumb things you've heard a million times.  I'm not a believer in New Years resolutions and haven't made any for years.  But I want this year to be different so I'm doing something similar to resolutions-maybe.  I wanted to listen to positive podcasts to improve my outlook on life.  I want to empower others through my social media page.  And I want to help as many people as possible through my massage therapy practice and teach them therapeutic movement that might help break the pain cycle.  I use it in my personal life and I believe it will benefit others.  And maybe, through writing my thoughts here you will come to know who I am as a person and therapist a little bit better.  I've never taken a job for just a pay check.  I've always wanted work to make a difference in the lives of others.