Every now and then, someone still asks me why I gave up law, and why I've replaced that allegedly profitable career with Massage Therapy. In short, why do I do what I do?
I won't bore you with why I gave up law. But I offer an example of why I'm so happy to have embarked on a career in Massage Therapy.
Recently, a client came to me who has suffered low back pain for years. Two of the discs that separate the vertebrae in his lumbar spine have pretty much disintegrated, leaving him with pain, and pressure. He gets shots there, which help a little, but he's had pain every day for years.
During the course of his massage, I used a technique I'd learned from my Cranio-Sacral studies that is intended to ease the compression between your last lumbar vertebra and your sacrum. He said that he felt a release in pressure that had been there for years.
Using my hands, and the knowledge I've gained through study and continuing education, I created change in his body. And that change eliminated, even if only temporarily, pain.
Even on the table, he could feel a difference. Several hours later, he told me that for the first time in three years .... that part of his back was pain free. With my hands, I created positive change.
That's why I do what I do.