Everyone who is a giver and receiver of massage will understand this!When I became a massage therapist my life was forever changed.If I sat down to watch a movie, one of my kids would always come and sit in front of me on the floor, knowing full well my hands would miraculously end up on their shoulders massaging out the tension, relieving any stress built up over the course of the day.The funny thing is most of the time I didn’t realize I was doing it. Church was no different from home. The seat in front of me was a very popular seat to occupy.The routine went as follows – squirm a little bit, grab their neck or traps, and grimace, (probably exaggerated) and my hands naturally found their way to the root of the problem.
I’m not complaining about it because I am guilty of this too.If I knew I was near a massage therapist, grabbing at the tension in my neck (again probably exaggerated) seemed like a perfectly natural thing to do.You know what I’m talking about because most of you have done it too.Am I right?
The one thing that is crystal clear to me – most massage therapists do this job because they love it. It is a passion and just who we are. The long hours and the sore muscles don’t even begin to compare to the satisfaction of helping someone feel better and be stress free, one grimace at a time.