I’ll be honest. I’m only into year three of my massage therapy practice and I’ve already feel like I’ve plateaued. Which scared me into another existential crisis. So I made mistakes. I made triumphs, then I made more mistakes. It was a period of self-reflection and growth.
This year feels different. It’s chaotic, but peaceful. It’s nonsense, but structured all the same. I’d like to think that’s because there’s a plan in place, but we all know that surprises can lurk around the corner.
When it came to servicing my clients, I asked myself, how can I better grow as a therapist for the clients? They deserve better. They have treated me well, have been understanding and most importantly, they trust me when they’re in a vulnerable state of pain or discomfort laying on my treatment table. That’s quite the privilege we get to hold as massage therapists.
That being said, on top of doing a serious attitude adjustment, adding some more massage therapy related-batarangs to my utility belt (man, I wish I had actual batarangs though), and having our vision in place, we’re here in a whole new realm.
And hopefully by doing things right, by harnessing the power of when to say “no” and when to say “yes,”, by using my voice, I can honor the wrongs I made by continuing to serve the bigger purpose: to share the benefits of massage with those who are in need of it.