I began my massage career in 2005 simply on a hunch that it would be something I would enjoy and I wouldn’t have to sit in an office all day. I graduated from Indiana University in 2000 and the world was my oyster. I travelled on my bicycle for months on end and held odd jobs to save up money for more adventures. Eventually, I came to the conclusion that since I am not independently wealthy, this wasn’t a lifestyle I could continue. Job training was necessary. I enrolled in the Alexandria School of Scientific Therapeutics in 2005 and I was off running towards my massage training! I have truly enjoyed learning more about bodywork and helping others be pain free. One skill I have unconsciously crafted is the ability to create a safe place for people. With CranioSacral Therapy training, one can gently relieve anxiety and tension throughout the body, which may be caused by physical or emotional traumas. What clients have told me is that through my CST work and massage, they have been helped on an emotional level without requiring me to get them to talk about the troubles they are experiencing. Once I found out clients were being helped in this way, I was so happy! We can’t deny the mind body connection and how stress affects our daily lives, but I’m not a talk therapist and I don’t want to get in over my head, or get outside of my scope of practice. You are always welcome to share with me, I provide an open and non-judgmental environment, but if you aren’t comfortable sharing details with me, never fear! You can still have receive a therapeutic treatment.
Discovering a hidden skill
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