What A Wild, Amazing Journey
It first started in 2000 when my then boyfriend, a massage therapist himself told me that I had great touch and intuition and that I would make an excellent massage therapist.
Not having received much massage myself, I trusted what he said and so began my journey to being guided to my calling as a massage therapist.
First let me say that it has not been the easiest journey. While it's been deeply rewarding, awe inspiring and completely amazing, it has not been easy.
It is an honor to do what I do and to do what I love. And getting here has been a wild ride for me.
When I graduated massage school the school director said that the burn out rate for massage therapists was 2 years. He recommend that we massage as many people as possible and after 2 years things will start to shift and whole new worlds will start to open up. I had absolutely no idea what he meant. But I listened to his advice and jumped right into my massage career.
After about 10 years of massaging people, I finally understood what he meant about whole new worlds.
The body is so much more than many people understand. The body is the mind and the mind is the body.
As I have moved through the years, each year I have gotten more and more sensitive to that and to understanding what it is I do and what an honor and gift it is to be a massage therapist especially as I understand how deeply I can massage people into their own body, mind and spirit.
Some people see massage as just a job. That's their journey.
For me, massage therapy has been a spiritual experience and complete passion. Why?
Because I am touching the body, mind and spirit of the person I am massaging. It became quite apparent to me after about 10 years that there is far more to the body of the person on my massage table. Far more. It is that understanding that which has been a spiritual experience for me. I have been guided into understanding levels of the mind/body and spirit that many people are still unaware of in themselves.
That is the part that has not been so easy in learning how to communicate, teach, open, awaken myself to what I have learned so I can gift that away to others. That is the spiritual calling, the spiritual experience of teaching others the breadth and depth of who they truly are and what their body/mind is telling me when I massage it.
The Body/Mind Tells A Story
It has taken me this long to truly understand that and navigate through that with clients on my massage table and in my own personal life of receiving massage and practicing meditation and yoga.
The story stored in our tissues is mostly run by the subconscious mind.
It is the subconscious mind that records everything that has ever happened to someone. It is the subconscious mind that runs the body 95% of the time.
It is those memories(stories) that I can many times see, feel and re-experience when massaging someone.
When someone comes in for a massage with pain in their shoulders, they may think it is from working at the computer all day and it may be. But is may also be it from feeling like they have to emotionally carry the burdens of the world on their shoulders or years of childhood emotional abuse they endured.
The body/mind tells exactly where stress and pain comes from. My journey as a healer is to help people see that in themselves and help them release it to write a new story within. Some want to see that and some do not. It's as simple as that.
What It Means To Be A Healer
Ultimately we are ALL healers, because we all have the capacity and power to help ourselves heal and to help others do the same.
It is the healer in me that helps others realize the healer in themselves. Yes I have healing touch. Do I heal them? In my opinion, no, ultimately they heal themselves. Because the healing energy that is in me is the same healing energy that is within everyone.
I believe people heal because their soul recognizes the healing energy in themselves and they open and allow themselves to know what is already inside of them.
It is that opening up and taking responsibility that many people are still awakening to in themselves. It is a journey of undeniable depth.
Rich With Discovery
Teaching People Healing Responsibility In Themselves
Sometimes that can happen.
More often is the case that they have some inner work to do before the can release stress and pain from their body/mind. Before they can accept that healing energy and power are within them.
Sometimes this takes having a gentle conversation to have them begin some inner work on traveling the depths of their own body/mind.
Sometimes it takes some "tough love" of holding firm space for someone in showing them that they are not taking care of themselves like they could.
Sometimes a massage with me can help clear some physical, emotional, mental and spiritual fog so that people can begin to look deeper in themselves.
Ultimately our health and healing ability lies within ourselves. That is what I teach and guide people to. Our body and mind is rich with discovery if only we allow ourselves to go there. Part of that rich discovery is my journey into the subconscious mind with PSYCH-K.
Psyched For PSYCH-K
Re-Program Stress Reduction and Pain Relief
I can massage away on clients for relief of their stress or pain and if their mind(subconscious mind) is programmed for stress, pain and trauma they may experience momentary relief, but the stress and pain can and does come back.
The body/mind is as rich with discovery as has been my journey thus far as a massage therapist. My discovery and practice of PSYCH-K has helped teach me that we can re-write the stories stored in our bodies.
We can literally program into our body(via the subconscious mind) health, healing, vitality, peace, love and more.
That is what my healing arts practice has transformed into after all these years. Into truly understanding the power we have inside to program our body/mind the way we want. PSYCH-K has given me a way to do that easily and tools for helping others with having the body/mind they truly desire.
It has taken the pressure off of me to "HEAL" others and released inner pressure in me to be the one that has to find all the answers for someone else.
The true answers for a person's pain and stress relief are within them.
That is what I have had to discover on my journey with cancer. That is what I know after 15 years of massaging people and literally seeing and feeling the stress and pain stories stored within them.
As we evolve in our consciousness, it is my knowing that other people will begin to take even more responsibility for their own health and healing within. As we do that, then even more amazing worlds open up to us.
Body/mind worlds of divine peace, love and happiness that come from our own relationship to our body/mind and spirit.
It is exciting to witness what is coming for people in their body/mind and spirit as we awaken more and more to the amazing vehicle our soul resides in.
If you had asked me 15 years ago how I would see myself as a massage therapist in the future I never would have believed that I would be here in understanding the body/mind the way I do.
So deeply blessed that I listened to that boyfriend, because I could not imagine being anywhere else.