What a perfect day for a hot stone massage. You may think I'm crazy, but I love the rain! It's a perfect backdrop for massage...natural sound with the warmth of a heated bed, hot stones, and a a deep or gentle massage. I have some very lucky clients today!
A wonderful man I met through the Conneticut Parkinson's Support Group and working as a massage therapist and energy practioner wrote a book of poems that has touched me deeply. Each poem is a direct reflection - almost a journal - of his experiences since diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease. This book is what I imagine to be the most accurate depiction of what it is like to live with this disease. Each passage I read bring me to an even closer understanding of what many of my clients experience on a daily basis.
I have always admired the mindfulness practices of the clients I have who live with Parkinson's Disease. We hear all this talk of "living in the moment" and "be where you are"....but I think that until we are truly not able to move from a chair, or are "frozen" in a position for mintues to hours, or are frustrated by muscular weakeness, prohibiting us from doing the dishes, folding laundry, or even driving, can we truly understand what living in the moment is. What a beautiful example of human strength, fortitude, determination and mindfulness. I am constantly learning and so proud to be in a position to provide some kind of relief and compassion to this very special group of people. Thank you for this opportunity...
I encourage you all to read this book. All proceeds are donated to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.
Have I mentioned how much I love my job? Wonderful day of massage and healing. I am so grateful for the opportunity to help clients through "stuck points", whether it be physical or emotional.
Did you know that hanging on to anger and resentment can cause physical disease? Releasing these old patterns set you free...spiritual counseling is a helpful tool. It may be just what you need to start your journey.
Have you ever wondered what your body is trying to tell you? What are these aches and pains all about anyway? Why is my back always killing me? Why do I get nervous and shake every time I speak in front of people? What's up with this neck pain every time I step into the office? Well, you may hold all the answers...our bodies act as a sort of barometer for our emotional health. We can try to deny to ourselves, our friends, and even our family when something is out of alignment, but our bodies only speak the truth. I have just completed the medical intuitive/spiritual counseling certification program @ Healing in Harmony Center and am so excited to share these means of healing with you all! What a blessing it has been to be part of this journey. Let's start your journey together!