Diary of A Massage Therapist

I feel fortunate to have learned the skill of giving massage.  I am a nurturing,  compassionate person so being a massage therapist is in sync with those natural qualities.

I am so very impressed with people who trust enough.

When you think about it, a perfect stranger is entrusting their body to me, another perfect stranger–that’s a big deal!

 I don’t take it lightly when someone trusts me to put my hands on them in a loving, non-judgmental way.

There is something so blissful about getting a massage.  When it feels good and you relax, time is non-existent and you drift into a place of peace and deep euphoria.  In the same way, there is so much beauty for me to observe someone getting a massage.

At times, lately, I feel as if I get to see God while giving massages. 

God is the place in each and every one of us where we are happy, content, compassionate,  and love ourselves.  To me, God is a place where there is no stress, no rush, no worry, no inhibition.  It is a place where we just trust and allow.  We know that all is well in this moment.

Today,  I had a client return for a second massage.  The first massage was somewhat forced, his wife bought him a gift certificate and he didn’t really want to come.

At the end of the massage he said, “I knew I was stressed out, but I had no idea there was so much stress in my body”.

So today after arriving, he said that people in his life commented on his appearance the day after his massage–that he looked 10 years younger.

He felt it too. 

He woke up in the middle of that night and was sweating profusely, obviously his body was letting go of all the stress that had built up.  “I honestly think you saved my life”, he said.

Comments like that make my day worth living–give me a little more impetus to keep on healing.   “You have healing hands”, “You have great energy”, “I am so relaxed”, “How do you know the right places to focus in on”?

The comments are great and keep me motivated and they all come from the place of perfection-God.

One sentiment I always incorporate into every massage is my Namaste’ greeting.  I say it quietly to myself but I see their face and their essence receiving the truth, love, and peace I wish for them.

Namaste’:  I honor the place in you where the entire Universe dwells–the place where there is truth, love, peace, health, and abundance.  When you are in that place in you and I am in that place in me, we are ONE.

I feel fortune in my awareness.  I am a massage therapist and I see God with every massage I give!

Published by naturegirltara

I love life. Life teaches. I love nature. Nature teaches. I never want to lessen the lesson. Let's journey together on this trail called life! I write this blog mostly to get the chatter out of my head! I've never really promoted it but a few people read the articles and find inspiration. It really is therapeutic, writing is like having a place to process the stuff that floats around on a regular basis! In the words of John Muir, the naturalist, this is how I feel: “Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.”

4 thoughts on “Diary of A Massage Therapist

  1. I’m still a student…and I’m struggling. I want to help people more than anything and it makes me feel good to work on people and to hear their positive feedback. However, I am growing more and more irritated every time I hear someone say something to the effect of, “Oh, am I next?” or “So when can I get a massage?” or my boyfriend, who I love dearly a couple of times a week says, “You should rub my feet.” or “I need you to work on my back.” I just feel this anger well up within me. I don’t know why!!!! And I’m also constantly getting family members that ask me what I’m going to do after I graduate…and I honestly don’t know. I just want to get through the program first!

    I just feel lost…..does my subconscious feel like they’re just using me??? Does it think that they don’t value me as a person but just the skills that I have learned? Did you ever feel this way or get irritated at family functions when they start lining up thinking they will get a free massage out of you? Please…you seem to have so much wisdom….and I don’t know where else to go 😦

    1. Yeah, sometimes friends and family members just assume you will have no problem working on them. My sister was really mad when she just assumed I would work on her. I wasn’t working and wasn’t in the working mode and said NO. You definitely must set some boundaries. Let people know that when you’re working, you will let them know when you are feeling like giving them a treat. If you aren’t feeling it, don’t. Yes, once you start working, you’ll have to sometimes make yourself BE IN THE MOOD.

      Think about it though, getting touched FEELS GOOD. Most people will behave the way you describe. Let it be okay. Enjoy it. I think we’re the opposite of a dentist, nobody want to go to a dentist and almost everyone wants to come to us. Just go along with it and be flattered but set your boundaries–don’t feel like you have to work on everyone. Pick and choose your times…

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