Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Give and You Get Back

I've always said that I get as much back as I give during a massage.  There is nothing like the feeling of having provided such intense care (which good massage therapy is - intense caregiving, to use the phrase of one of my colleagues - thanks Marianna).  It's exhaustion, bliss, and peace all rolled into one.

Sure, the massage strokes are not really all that hard in themselves.  You can do five or six massages in a row without thinking and be fine.  But to put your intent to heal into every stroke, to care deeply for every person on your table -- that takes it out of you.  But how often are you able to make such a dramatic difference in a person's life?  When you can do that - that's satisfaction, that's joy. ~

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