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Why Massage Therapy?
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 caché. 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 eyebrow, smile, maybe laugh and point hopefully at their shoulders. I get offered discounts on things, like I’m some kind of good cause. Dogs like me.
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 to your doctor, an appointment with your massage therapist is long and personal. What a strange line of work! People are curious.
So why do I do it?
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 man. I 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 focussed the world and made the colours 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. If you read only one thing on this website, read this. Let me share with you the depth of my enthusiasm for massage therapy …