“So, why did you become a massage therapist?”
Massage therapy was not a calling. I didn’t have a miraculous recovery from an injury that inspired me to do the work. I didn’t want to massage all my friends shoulders and am not even that much of a 'touchy - feely' person. I hardly had a grasp on the potential of massage beyond relaxation.
I've always been an active person - so muscles were something I was familiar with. But aside from that I had no connection to the work.
I became a massage therapist because I was looking for something to do, and I struck gold.
Why are you a massage therapist?
I’m a massage therapist because this work is endlessly rewarding! I've facilitated healing in ways I never thought possible! I get to help others by using intentional, positive touch combined with therapeutic knowledge.
I've watched my clients of every age, gender, and physical ability have more ease in their body, let go of emotional burdens, heal injuries, release restrictions, and feel better overall body and mind.
I feel lucky to have a job that enhances my life keeping me connected to my own body and mind while helping others connect to theirs.
Massage isn't just about relaxation or working out knots, it can be a tool to help people continue down the path of life with a little more ease.
This work to me is meaningful. Massage fulfills my desire to do good in the world and it makes me happy.
I suppose that’s why.