Coming Home to Massage Therapy
Life is what’s happening while you’re trying to figure out your life…or something like that.
After 15 years of teaching and practicing massage therapy, I went to Acupuncture school. It’s seven years later. I have my Acupuncture license in two states and a couple Diplomates from NCCAOM (National Big Shot Organization for Acupuncture).
I love the simple, direct experience of following the intuition of my hands.
With our hands, we evaluate and treat all at the same time.
With our hands, we listen and respond to what may never be said – and in those moments of wordless connection, the therapist and client understand that healing is happening.
Studying Chinese Medicine has given me an appreciation for Qi. My best guess is that Qi is the “stuff” that is gone at death. You should spend a day trying to stick a tiny little needle in that! Qi is a mesmerizing teacher, potent healer, elusive power.
In acupuncture school, before I gained any skill with needles, I kept resorting to massage. Sometimes the obvious is just too obvious to understand.
I have come back home to my hands-on work. My intuition has more to work with post-acupuncture school. I find myself listening to and following Qi in the meridians and points, as I am drawn to trigger points, tendon attachments, muscle spasms, and emotional unrest. I started my study of Chinese Medicine obsessed with the power of needles; I finished humbled by the potential of my hands.
Meridian Massage Institute is the next stop on my wheel of transformation. Integrating anatomy – hardcore physicality, with Qi – hardcore energy (MMI became Big Tree School of Natural Healing in 2012 ). And figuring out how to teach it – now that is what I call a good time!
I’m glad you are here.
Your questions take me deeper, inspire me, and transform me. Stick around, there is so much more to come.