Massage therapists work on more than the physical body
Thai Massage or any other massage or healing therapies are not just techniques, or at least they should not be. Working on someone’s body also involves connecting with that person’s energy, their emotions, their heart and mind.
Consider the reactions you get from someone after you gave a good massage session. Are your clients saying: “Oh, my 7th vertebra is better aligned”, or “my sartorius muscle has more blood flow”, or “my hamstrings are 10 percent longer now”?
Probably these are not comments you hear often. What you will hear is “Oh I feel much better”, “I feel much more calm and relaxed”, “I feel like I am walking on clouds”, “I feel like I just went to heaven and came back”, ” I feel like I am in a trance”, “I feel totally re-energized” etc. All those comments involve a feeling instead of an anatomical observation.
The attitude of the therapist matters in a session’s success
As therapists we do not address just muscles, tissue and bones. We address people’s feelings, their emotions and their energetic balance through our intentional healing touch.
It follows that if the therapist’s state of mind and attitude is really good, chances are much better of affecting their client’s energy in a positive way.
Here is a list of factors that can raise your energy. They are simple everyday things we can do to feel better about ourselves. That in turn will make us better therapists.
Numbers That Matter
- Number of smiles you caused today.
- Number of hugs you distributed today.
- Number of meals you ate with people you love.
- Number of times you promoted someone else.
- Number of ways you encouraged others today.
- Number of times you took a break for yourself.
- Number of times you ate the right food.
- Number of glasses of water you drank.
- Number of dollars you put in a needy hand.
- Number of opportunities you get to educate people.
- Number of times you ignore the haters and grow.
- Number of times you say positive things to yourself.
- Number of times you say no so you can say yes to the bigger opportunity.
- Number of times you tell someone: “I love you”.
- Number of times you chose to not insist on being right.
- Number of times you truly listen to someone.
- Number of times you exercised this week.
- Number of times you were aware of your breath today.