BODYWORK: A life's purpose
This isn't the first time I've shared this story, but for those that are new around here, this is a peak into how I came to be a massage therapist.
I chose the path of a bodyworker in September 2014. This wasn’t a pursuit I had spoken of before. If you know me well, you know that music was the main course of my life and if that opportunity was still to rise, I’d gladly take it by the hand. But life happens and you have to recognize where it leads you.
In August 2014, I lost a very dear friend of mine. This was the first time I had been so close to a person that had passed. My world was rocked in such a way that I had never experienced before. I had to learn to deal with an irreversible loss of love. The reminder that this life is short became a prevalent message in my life in an instance.
Death can either shake things up or shut you down. In the beginning, I was the latter. I kept very busy and preoccupied myself. I was still in the mindset that I had to be strong, keep moving and handle my business. After a few weeks of this, I had my first panic attack. If you've ever had one before you know it truly feels like the world is closing in and you think you are dying. At the time, I didn't realize that I wasn't allowing myself to grieve and in return my body responded with panic, an alert system set up to say, "SLOW DOWN". As I experienced a couple more of these attacks, I realized I needed to tackle this head on. I immediately made an appointment with my acupuncturist. It was in this session that I experienced something quite spiritual or a connection to something bigger than this world we occupy.
If what I say after this doesn’t resonate with you or sounds silly, I get it. That’s what’s beautiful about life, we all have our own perceptions.
As I lay there in my appointment, my body covered in needles and crystals while my acupuncturist plays his tibetan bowls, I saw her. My friend. My dear, sweet friend. She was laughing at me…at me laying there with my body covered in needles and crystals while my acupuncturist plays his Tibetan bowls. She hugged me and told me she loved me. She said she was fine and to not worry. Imagination or not, I was given this opportunity to be with her once more. Whether I visualized this all on my own or maybe she really did come to visit me, I was able to feel just a little bit of peace. It was this peace that gave me the powerful inspiration to find a way to offer anything remotely close to this experience, to anybody willing to let me.
By the end of the week, I enrolled in massage therapy school. A month later classes started. Since then, I have dedicated myself to offer and hold a safe, healing space for anyone wanting or willing. My natural inclination to nuture, love and accept others as they are, where they are has become my life's purpose.
Whether it’s through massage, music or anything else I do, I want to connect with people, with you. It’s through these connections that I’ve have experienced some of the most amazing moments of my life. With bodywork, I want to be able to provide another person a safe space where they can connect with themselves, physically, mentally and/or emotionally.
That’s why bodywork.
I am happy to join you on your path to self healing, selfcare and self love. I am joyous to even just talk about the possibilities of taking the tiny steps in the right direction for you. Whatever it is you need right now, you are supported.