In the state of Missouri, people under the age of 14 are required to keep a parent in the room while receiving a therapeutic massage. This doesn’t happen very often but when it does, it’s always interesting because, essentially, I have someone watching me give a massage. And this is a completely different feeling than massaging at an event where there are a lot of people watching the massage. A few weeks ago, I had a mother and a daughter come in to receive a massage. As the daughter was receiving her hands-on massage, the mother watched me move around the table harmoniously and fluidly with the music of flutes and rolling rivers. Giving a massage is such a zen and beautiful experience, it warms my heart to think that I can assist in people finding a quiet space in their mind!
When the massage was over, the mother was awestruck! She said she was completely mesmerized by the way I moved so delicately but with such strength. She also said watching the massage was like watching a graceful dance.
Wow! What a sweet compliment! Massage is truly a beautiful act for both me and the client. I feel completely grateful every single day that my clients allow me in their space to facilitate their therapeutic relaxation.