The reason why I became a massage therapist is simple. I have always been a part of the medical community and a care giver. Massage was just an extension of what I have a passion for: helping other people live better lives by decreasing their pain, improving their flexibility, mobility, and function.
Massage has been around for thousands of years, if it did not offer many benefits, have a proven track record it would have died out been fazed out long ago. There are many articles and research papers with conclusive evidence that massage works!!
Research states that babies who do not receive touch, are not picked up, cuddled, or nurtured will eventually pass away, or become desensitized, apathetic, depressed, social misfits as they develop.
Most babies benefit from massage as do toddlers, teens, adults, and seniors.
Let’s face it massage therapy helps athletes get back to tip top shape, pre- and post natal moms take care of their new borns, and other children, teens face another day of school, adults another day of work, seniors maintain a quality of life.
Touch one of the our strongest senses requires an intact nervous system. The brain and spinal cord have to work in synchrony. One little glitch in the system can cause the nervous system to shut down.
I became a massage therapist because it is a challenging profession. You have to understand how the body works, learn the musculoskeletal system, nervous system, organ systems, understand psychology, and neuroscience.
Most of all I became a massage therapist because it is a rewarding profession.
I get to help people feel better and leave my clinic with their head held high, their back straight, their hips level, their movement improved, their pain resolved.