If you’ve been following me, you know the reasons I went to Massage School. In the beginning it was about presenting myself to the public in the best light possible for my Reiki career. I hadn’t intended to like it so much. I thought my wrists were too weak or that it would be just too physically demanding in general. I had given it a try when I lived in California but it didn’t go anywhere. What was missing there was the practical experience I gained by attending Sarasota School of Massage Therapy thereby increasing my skills and confidence. I was also too balled up in maintaining my corporate work which required a lot of hours computing which actually caused more pain in my wrists than massaging. I know that sounds strange, but it’s true. Strangely enough if I knew then what I know now about body mechanics things might have been different. But that was then and this is now.
Today I couldn’t imagine where I’d be without massage. I feel great joy after giving a Reiki session and I find the same is true for massage. Yes, it is physically demanding and if I don’t watch my mechanics I will get into trouble. If I don’t keep up with my yoga practice, I will get into trouble. Basically, if I don’t do my self-care I will be in trouble. Isn’t this true for any career though and not just massage?
So today I have to smile at the end result. I like to think that I was forced into massage school by some unknown force. Why else would I land in the only state that requires such licensing for Reiki? But we know the reality, don’t we? It’s part of what I’m meant to do. I am finding my way through this life much more gracefully now. One body at a time.
Until next time….may the Light of Reiki shine upon you and help illuminate your path so that you too can find what you are meant to do. Unless you’ve already found it.