People want to know why I chose massage therapy as a profession. This is usually the first question a new client asks me.
There is something about massage therapy. It’s got a certain luxurious cache. It’s a popular profession, yet there aren’t many of us. When people find out what I do for a living, they raise their brows, smile, maybe laugh, and point hopefully at their shoulders.
Looking at it one way, massage therapy is the most natural and obvious healing method in the world: the laying on of hands. At the same time it seems foreign and exotic. We live in a touch-deprived culture, after all. Compared to a visit with your doctor, an appointment with your massage therapist is long and personal.