I hope this doesn’t sound hokey

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I hope this doesn’t sound hokey

I wanted to share a story with you.
When I was in massage school and getting lots of treatments, I remember feeling strangely different.
I don’t want to sound “hokey,” but I felt like getting regular treatments did something to me not just physically, but psychologically as well… and I’ve been thinking about this lately thanks to a recent client.
This client came in for a treatment almost every day for 3 weeks, and she said something that reminded me of how I’d felt back then.
She said, “I feel lighter.”

Now, let’s get one thing straight. I’m a science person. I like things to be analysed and I want to know facts.
But the fact was that she also looked different. She had more colour. Her mood was different. She was visibly happier.
And I think the reason why we both experienced the same effect is this…
We’re all used to ​giving​ to the people around us, right? But we’re not used to ​receiving​ that much.
We all happily spend our paychecks on our kids, or our partners, or “necessities,” but we don’t spend that much on ourselves.
And I think that takes its toll over time.

I think we need to know how to ​receive​ as well to be at our best.
So go ahead and treat yourself.

About the Author:

A certified and gifted body-worker, Susan practices holistic massage. She has been practicing in the health and wellness industry for 10 years in Massage, Prenatal Care, Sports Massage, Reflexology, Lymphatic Drainage, and Aromatherapy. Susan is passionate about alternative health and the healing arts. She believes that the benefits of natural healing work alongside traditional scientific approaches. Drawing from her expertise in several modalities, Thermotherapy, Aromatherapy, Joint Release Movements, Shiatsu and Swedish Massage, Susan provides an intuitive, comforting and customized treatment with each massage. Her sessions not only stimulate the muscles and lymphatic system, but also create positive effects to the heart and mind that last long after the treatments are over.
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